Politics, Bluegrass, and Punishment: A Longing for Lent (again)

By Joe LaGuardia I came off of a very productive Lent this past season.  My Lent involved fasting from politics–from listening, watching, reading, and, well, reading anything having to do with politics (and, in many cases, religion). That was a good exercise.  Before Lent, I was up too late watching CNN, wasting away in theContinue reading “Politics, Bluegrass, and Punishment: A Longing for Lent (again)”

Religious Nationalism, Revivalism Rising on the world stage

  By Joe LaGuardia Every election year, we see the influence of a demographic voting block, often pitched as a uniform, monolithic movement, called “evangelicalism”. Evangelicalism, a loosely-defined subculture in American Christianity, rose to political prominence under the Christian Coalition in the late 1970s and has championed major reforms and legislation that transcend partisanship. Now, nearly 40 years later, evangelicalismContinue reading “Religious Nationalism, Revivalism Rising on the world stage”