Synod drama: Church, culture, politics and media collide
Now we have a tangled web.
The new orthodoxy of “knowledge professionals”
The Religion Newswriters Association held their annual meeting recently. Their keynote speaker challenged them: be honest.
University of Illinois’ teaching moment
The administration had the chance to redeem the institution’s hasty decision to fire a professor for doing his job. They blew it.
Illinois professor fired for doing his job
This story is picking up press, and it should. Freedom of speech is at the heart of it, as is the effort yet again to attack legitimate expression of belief, expressed…where? In a classroom setting that fosters intellecutal inquiry and critical thinking skills? Not exactly.
Business and financial reporters are required to have a certain aptitude with their subject matter for acceptable coverage, and to another extent so do political reporters. Often it seems that religion reporters do not.
Sheila Reports promises a perspective here that you may not be getting in mainstream media and the politically charged blogosphere. Don’t expect political correctness, because politics doesn’t determine what’s correct. This space is grounded in the natural law and moral order. And it expects civility, goodwill and an openness to truth and reason.