Archive For Religion-and-politics

The Scopes Trial then and now

  “The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.” (WJ Bryan, 1925) “Here, we find today as brazen and as bold an attempt to destroy learning as […]

Read more September 23, 2015

More than just a flag

A version of this post initially appeared in the September 7, 2015 edition of The Tablet, Wake Divinity’s student publication. “Currently, black lives don’t matter,” according to Alicia Garza, co-founder of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The statement was articulated in response to an inquiry about the Confederate Flag being removed from South Carolina’s State Capital after the […]

Read more September 16, 2015

Diversity Creates Harmony

“Diversity creates harmony.” These are the words of wisdom given to us on the evening of November 4th by environmental activist Vandana Shiva as she stressed the need for agricultural practices that strive to preserve biodiversity. These words were echoed the following Thursday by New Testament Professor Dr. Katherine Shaner as she emphasized how diversity in […]

Read more November 14, 2014

Immigration: An Opportunity for Hope and Transformation

A few weeks ago on October 5th, we had the opportunity to attend the Faith and Immigration Statewide Summit held in Sanford, North Carolina. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship as well as the North Carolina Council of Churches hosted the summit. The main theme for the conference was on upcoming legislation for immigration reform. The attendees were […]

Read more November 6, 2013

Religious Liberty: A Trip to Washington DC

While most students at Wake Forest University School of Divinity reveled in the freedom of a four day weekend, some made a trip to Washington D.C. to explore the issue of church and state in American government. The weather mirrored the mood of the nation’s capital in the midst of the government shutdown. Cold, rain […]

Read more October 16, 2013

Righteous Anger and Prophetic Protest

Reading the news these days makes me really angry. I see injustice and violence that at times seems impossible to overcome.  Even more maddening, I hear people in power deny the very existence of problems like racism, sexism, and systemic poverty that still plague our country. I have a few choice words for those people.  […]

Read more July 24, 2013