Category Archives: religion

The SnideShow Episode 010 – Tunisia and the Arab Spring

Listen: 010 – Tunisia and the Arab Spring I speak with Chris Martin, member of the board of directors of Heterodox Academy, an organization of academics that seeks “viewpoint diversity” to offset the perceived liberal slant in American universities. We discuss … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 003 – Islamophobia and Racism in America

Islamic terrorism is undoubtedly a problem, but if you look at the numbers, it kills far fewer Americans than almost anything you can name: cancer, heart disease–even falling out of bed. So why are Americans so obsessed with being killed … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 002 – Set in Stone

I interview historian Jenna Weissman Joselit, author of Set: American’s Embrace of the Ten Commandments. We discuss controversies over the display of the Decalogue on government property. 002 – Set in Stone

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My Interview with Challenging Opinions

Check out my interview in episode 8 of William Campbell’s Challenging Opinions podcast. We talked about my review of Omar Saif Ghobash’s recent book Letters to a Young Muslim, and about the worldwide struggle over the future of Islam. I’m certainly no … Continue reading

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In Praise of Ka’ahumanu

My wife and I plan to vacation in Hawaii later this year, and in preparation we decided to read a few books about Hawaiian history and culture. Among the books I recommend are Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell and Captive … Continue reading

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Letters to a Young Muslim

Hardly anyone would disagree that Islam is at war. But who defines what it is to be a Muslim? And who exactly are the combatants? These two questions are almost impossible to answer, and without answers it is nearly impossible to solve the … Continue reading

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Podcast #263 – Too Faithful to Be Faithless

A Texas member of the Electoral College has resigned rather than cast a vote for Donald Trump, stating that the president-elect is not “biblically qualified” to hold office. Also in Texas, the Republican-controlled government is implementing a new regulation requiring … Continue reading

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Podcast #261 – SPLC vs Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Why has the Southern Poverty Law Center placed Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz on their list of “anti-Muslim extremists”? Certainly both Ali (who was the victim of female genital mutilation and narrowly escaped an arranged marriage before making a … Continue reading

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Podcast 260 – Moore No More

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended without pay from his office until the end of his term, effectively putting an end to his judicial career. Moore becomes (as far as we can tell) the only judge in US … Continue reading

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Good Riddance, Roy Moore…

…although I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of him. In case you haven’t been following the news, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has been permanently suspended without pay for the remainder of his term by the state’s Judicial Inquiry … Continue reading

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