Prof. Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson attempt to bring some thoughtfulness to the topic of religion again this week with discussions of religion and politics, the evangelical vote, biblical definition(s) of marriage, symbols, Abraham, and being a religious / religion scholar.
This Week’s Topics
- Is religion inherently political?
- Stirring up the Evangelical vote
- What is the biblical definition of marriage?
- What is a symbol and what is a sign?
- Was Father Abraham was a Pharaoh?
- Conservative seminaries are firing professors over theology
- Are Religion Departments doomed?
Religion In The News
- Confederates on the Brink – Politico
- Inerrancy, Racism, and Theological Education – Kate Hanch
- Facegloria – Huffington Post
- Cruz and Huckabee Are Still Fighting for the Evangelical Vote – The State
- Support for Polygamy is Rising – Washington Post
- Abraham, Pharaoh of Egypt?
- The Exodus Decoded
- #thankadove is born. Be a friend of the show and do likewise.
Thought Piece: Tensions in the (Religious) Academy
- Endangered Speeches: Why it Matters (For All of Us) that Conservative Seminaries Are Firing Professors Over Theology
- April 2008: Peter Enns Westminster Theological Seminary
- October 2012: Christopher Rollston: Fired from Emmanuel Christian Seminary (TN) after a Huffington Post article criticizing the marginalization of women in the Bible
- October 2012: Michael Pahl: He affirmed a historical Adam and Eve, but not on exegetical grounds
- Flagship Episcopalian seminary October 2014: 8 General Seminary profs “resign” without their knowledge
- April 2015: Jay Oord
- June 2015: J. R. Daniel Kirk at Fuller