“He Hates Sin”

campuspreachersYes, it’s that time of year again — no, not tax time, but when the itinerant preachers start making the rounds of U.S. university campuses (at least here in the south), preaching the good word, telling the young women not to wear make-up, and just generally creating a stir for an hour or two on campus, in our designated “free speech zone.”

They usually attract quite a crowd — whose members aren’t afraid to exercise their own free speech rights in reply. Continue reading ““He Hates Sin””

What Day is it Today…?

puzzledYesterday I posted on the trouble when people think that identities somehow predate the classification systems that, as I see it, actually make them possible to begin with — it’s the mark of a pretty conservative approach inasmuch as it quite literally conserves and reinforces the very thing that we, as scholars, could instead be theorizing. It’s likely a normal part of identity creation (i.e., identification) but for those who think they’re studying how identity works, rather than just creating it, inhabiting it, celebrating it, or criticizing it, well, we likely need to employ a different approach.

But don’t just take my word for it. Continue reading “What Day is it Today…?”