From Executive Director David Dykes:
Our Fetish For Secrecy: A Silent Population
David R. Dykes
The media frenzy over reports of government listening in on phones and hacking into computers and the controversy surrounding Snowden’s “wikileaking” is, to say the least, disturbing. How seriously should we be taking these reports? Fact is, national security is serious business, and we, as citizens of a democratic government and people of religious faith, should examine these issues with clear and, I believe, self-critical eyes.
Our government is a system,...
LET US NOW PRAISE WEALTHY WHITE MEN?
FaithAndReason®, an operating arm of the D.L. Dykes, Jr. Foundation, partnered with twenty-two Houston-area institutions and faith communities, along with twenty-six renowned activists, experts and academics to host a ground breaking 3-day seminar titled Houston:Confronting Poverty from the Heart of Faith. Prior to the live streaming event, presenters Peter Laarman and Joerg Rieger offered an insightful perspective to the crushing, soul-destroying poverty that is all around...
Joerg Rieger: Bible vs. Status Quo
Dr. Joerg Rieger, Wendland-Cook Professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Progressive Christians often find themselves confronted with questions about the authority of Scripture, especially those of us who live in the regions that have become known as the “Bible Belt.” Dealing with this issue can be quite tedious and frustrating, especially since it is often unclear what the alternatives are.Perhaps the most wearisome question in this...