Over at Christianity Today, S. Donald Fortson III provides a history of the progressive campaign in the Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA) to permit the ordination of gay and lesbian people.
Elsewhere, Bill Flax at Forbes Magazine answers the question “Do Marxism and Christianity Have Anything in Common?” Forbes sure has been addressing theological issues lately, but it seems they need better theologians. Flax rightly attacks the abusive materialism of Marxism, but does so by arguing that Christianity offers a dualistic worldview in which body and soul are distinct. Flax is wrong there, but he offers some good points elsewhere.
An interesting article in Foreign Policy magazine explores the characteristics of Liberal and Conservative Christians in America and Europe by studying their reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden. Good study on the intersection of theology, spiritual formation, and politics.