Jimmy Carter On Equality

Former US President Jimmy Carter is a Baptist who spent many years teaching Sunday School and who takes his faith seriously.  To help promote his new book, NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter, he recently answered several challenging questions posed by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush for a Huffington Post article.  When asked about what the Bible has to say about gay people's role in church and society Carter responded: Homosexuality was well known in the ancient Read More …

Do Americans Share a Common Morality?

Yesterday I wrote a review of America’s Four Gods: What We Say About God  - & What That Says About Us by Paul Froese and Christopher Bader.  One of the book's more interesting findings hints at a common American morality, which is shown in the chart below (p. 66).  The authors write: But note the relative ranking of moral issues for all believers -- they are exactly the same.  Specifically, no matter what kind of God a person believes in, he ranks the comparative immorality of behaviors in Read More …