From The Atlantic, Eleanor Barkhorn on how Timothy Keller spreads the Gospel in New York City, and beyond. Rob Bell stirs wrath with new views on old questions (and more). How might a Christian apologist such as William Lane Craig explain the plight of Elisabeth Fritzl and her children? After 19 years of evangelical preaching, Dan Barker realised his belief in God was not logical. A review of The Heartbeat of God: Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything by Katharine Jefferts Schori. When does a religion become a cult? America has long been a safe harbor for experimental faiths, but the unorthodox can descend into something darker. A review of Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest by James K. Wellman Jr. From First Things, George Weigel on the end of the Bernardin Era: The rise, dominance, and decline of a culturally accommodating Catholicism; the Good News about Evangelicalism: Evangelicalism isn’t shrinking and the young are not becoming liberals; and Dale M. Coulter on the cosmopolitan nature of Pentecostalism. Subject to the Governor of the Universe: Charles J. Chaput on the American experience and global religious liberty: "Nothing guarantees that America’s experiment in religious freedom will survive here in the United States". What do Saudi Arabia and America have in common? Why, religion of course — hinterland faiths are on the rise, and there’s nothing the Western humanists can do about it. In the present day WWJD? is a more popular ethical guide than the systems offered by Immanuel Kant, J. S. Mill, or John Rawls.
From Amsterdam Law Forum, a special issue on Health Care, Bioethics and the Law. Istvan Muranyi (Debrecen), Vesa Puuronen (Eastern Finland), and Denis Zuev (Max Plank): Lifeform: An Explanation of Prejudices of Young People. Chris Ashford (Sunderland): Barebacking and the "Cult of Violence": Queering the Criminal Law. A review of Gary Day's Literary Criticism: A New History. PunkWay, a new anarcho-punk zine published in Russia, is now available. A review of Rage and Time: A Psychopolitical Investigation by Peter Sloterdijk. Anthropologist Elizabeth Lindsey collects the deep cultural knowledge passed down as stories and lore. From Fortune, Alex Taylor on the death of the station wagon. Here are the countries with the simplest (and cheapest) and most complicated (and most expensive) tax systems. The Rude Warrior: How to explain the foulmouthed, violent bigotry that has burst into public view, making Mel Gibson an industry pariah, even as his 26-year marriage imploded? From Public Eye, a special report on Manufacturing the Muslim Menace: Private firms, public servants and the threat to rights and security. The modesty of the porn generation: When it comes to smut, we're much more shy — and basically human — than the media narrative would have you think. Atomised: George Monbiot on why the Fukushima crisis should not spell the end of nuclear power. Lessons from the long tail of improbable disaster: The lesson of disasters such as the one in Japan is that more attention must be paid to extra risks that come with all the advantages of modern life. In the Age of WikiLeaks, the end of secrecy? For a healthy democracy, transparency is the best medicine. The CryoNet mailing list is frozen on March 17, 2011; the web site and archives will remain online at cryonet.org.
A new issue of Army History is out. A review of Fall From Glory: The Men Who Sank the U.S. Navy by Gregory L. Vistica. A look at the 10 most outrageous military experiments. A look at how the military is struggling to harness a flood of data. A book salon on Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex by William Hartung. A speech that changed history: A review of Unwarranted Influence: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex by James Ledbetter (and more). The Military Industrial Complex at 50: Is science society's save or master? Chris Hellman on the real U.S. national security budget, the figure no one wants you to see. Cow Most Sacred: Andrew Bacevich on why military spending remains untouchable. Gordon Adams on 5 myths about defense spending. As the military explores budget cuts while waging two wars, past base closures led to everything from enemy propaganda to delightful attractions for the upscale traveler. From National Defense, two decades may sound like a long time — but not when building Army helicopters; and an article on military helicopters: Is their past brighter than their future? A critical examination of the role that Spirit of America and their board member Peter Ackerman fufill in supporting the US war machine. As it approaches its tenth year, our nation’s longest war is showing signs of waning — meanwhile, our soldiers are falling apart. Why Bradley Manning is a patriot, not a criminal: An opening statement for the defense of Private Manning. A look at 5 myths about the military you believe (thanks to movies).