Writers are told all of the time to shorten their works. Novelists should keep chapters short, two to three pages, to keep readers engaged despite their shortened attention spans. Reporters should shoot for articles of five hundred words or less. Blog posts should be even shorter. Sitcoms are crafted around commercial breaks, and pop songs are judged by their beats instead of their messages. One band is defying this trend with deep and complex narratives in their music.
Reports from Great Britain reveal that its established Church, is accepting the democratic will of its people in establishment of law, but refusing to compromise its stance on same sex marriage. Same-sex marriage has become legal in England and Wales but members of the Church of England will have to be covenanted outside of Christian ceremony and without the standing of sacramental marriage.
Thomas Cahill explores the negatives and positives of religion, asking why it is necessary at all.
By Robert Mann
There’s a doctrine that many religious conservatives have embraced for decades, perhaps best articulated by their political saint, Ronald Reagan: “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”