Church and State
by | Jun 12, 2019

Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, faces yet another lawsuit for alleged discrimination against the LGBT community. The Colorado baker refrains from baking cakes that violate his Christian convictions, and this time, he spurned a transgendered person. This time around…

by | Jun 6, 2019

On Sunday, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, made an unexpected stop at McLean Bible Church in northern Virginia. Unlike so many of us, the President wasn’t going for the coffee and donuts. On the contrary,…

by | Apr 16, 2019

The image of the Cathedral of Notre Dame engulfed in flames will remain seared in memories. I was made aware of it when a student burst into my office shouting that the magnificent church was on fire. I was about…

by | Apr 15, 2019

UPDATE: My dear editor asked me to add some context to this post. First, the imagery of the beautiful sky, billowing smoke, shocked faces, and deep sadness feels like 9/11. It feels bigger than the loss of lives and two…

by | Mar 25, 2019

In the last century, and especially the last decade, the locus of church-state or “Free Exercise” conflicts, and related Supreme Court cases, has shifted from arguments over legislative enactments to controversies surrounding administrative or agency decisions. Moreover, many of these…

Sign Up to receive Our Latest Updates! Register