Archive: Kathleen Flake
This inauguration for many was an event in which an extraordinary oneness was experienced; a oneness demanded by the extraordinary man we chose to lead us. That was what Rev. Lowery was asked to bless or empower for future attempts. In the end, he could not do it.
By Kathleen Flake | January 25, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (10)
Some women are empowered by their religious choices; some are not.
By Kathleen Flake | October 27, 2008; 12:16 AM ET | Comments (1)
Sometimes it's hard to tell the First Amendment forest from the trees, especially with respect to deciding whether governmental agents favor accommodating religion as something special or favor only treating it fairly.
By Kathleen Flake | August 16, 2008; 04:48 AM ET | Comments (5)
If resignation is what it takes to get the stumbling block that is Trinity United Church of Christ out of Senator Obama's path, that is what he should do as a political necessity.
By Kathleen Flake | June 8, 2008; 07:11 PM ET | Comments (18)
Does it’s insistence on the literalness and import of Christ’s physical resurrection make Mormonism more or less Christian? I would say “neither.”
By Kathleen Flake | March 24, 2008; 06:50 AM ET | Comments (30)
Among the Mormons, one is not free to promote disbelief in the church and remain a member of the church. Obviously, this has a chilling effect on free speech, but who says speech within religious communities is necessarily or even properly free?
By Kathleen Flake | February 4, 2008; 07:11 AM ET | Comments (44)
Mr. Romney should check himself for fleas because ultimately his aspirations will subject him to the vetting of a much broader group than those to whom this speech was directed.
By Kathleen Flake | December 9, 2007; 07:13 AM ET | Comments (27)
Cult is a way of saying "you are not like us, the good guys, and don't you forget it."
By Kathleen Flake | September 24, 2007; 08:58 AM ET | Comments (22)
We must all say “no” to the extremists in our own traditions because if they won’t listen to us, they won’t listen to anybody.
By Kathleen Flake | September 12, 2007; 01:49 PM ET | Comments (55)
Nobody has the answer to this question; only ways of thinking about it. Mostly we prefer not to think about it.
By Kathleen Flake | September 7, 2007; 08:03 AM ET | Comments (10)
That Mother Teresa continued to long for God as she labored in the soul-alienating slums of Calcutta signifies the genuineness of her faith.
By Kathleen Flake | September 3, 2007; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (327)
The issue raised by Pope Benedict’s preference for Latin is not one of worship quality, but of worship authority.
By Kathleen Flake | July 16, 2007; 06:22 AM ET | Comments (36)
The differences between pagan and Christian practice are not and perhaps have never been as great as some would have it.
By Kathleen Flake | July 6, 2007; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (73)