Our technicolor heroes

Modern consumers are more likely to find guidance at the mall or multiplex than in a religious sanctuary. Thus, whether they admit it or not, artists such as [Clint] Eastwood are moral leaders when it comes time to wrestle with America's most divisive issues. Religion writer Terry Mattingly's ... Continue reading

Creeping fundamentalism

It is a shared if unspoken premise of the world that most of us inhabit that absolutes do not exist and that people who claim to have found them are crazy. ... Perhaps sacrifice in the name of a higher good—God, Marx, freedom or whatever the good of the moment happens to be—is admirable only as long ... Continue reading