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Lee C. Camp
Lee C. Camp (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is professor of theology and ethics at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, and the host of Tokens, a live variety, radio-based show based in Nashville.

Entries by Lee C. Camp

The UnChristian Quest for a Christian America

(8) Comments | Posted April 21, 2016 | 10:09 AM

Love of Country

I do love America.

How could one not love the forests of Maine; the gorges of the Cumberland plateau in Tennessee; the mesquite trees of west Texas; the ragged coastline of California? All of it like a hymn of praise, a song of thanksgiving for so...

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The Politics of Easter

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 10:26 AM

Christianity is often misunderstood, and often misunderstood by the "believers."

Easter is a political fact: that the merciful governance of a power beyond our understanding has been inaugurated in human history. Easter is not a mere "religious doctrine" to which Christianity calls potential adherents to give their intellectual assent, so...

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You Tele-Conferenced Me in Prison: Once a Cold Heart, Always a Cold Heart

(2) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 8:12 AM

One of my students--let us call her Brenda--had a clemency hearing this past week: she committed years ago a serious crime that led to multiple and deep harms, and also to a twenty-year prison sentence. She was eighteen at the time.

Brenda's mother bore her when she was only seventeen....

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A Biblical Argument (Sort of) in Opposition to the Bible as Tennessee's State Book

(17) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 4:34 PM

Here in the Buckle of the Bible Belt our Tennessee Legislature seems destined to drive us nigh unto insanity.

The House of Representatives has voted in favor of making the Holy Bible the "official book" of the State of Tennessee -- see stories here and here.

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Clint Eastwood's Sniper, and the American Messiah

(88) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 10:27 AM

An oft neglected basic observation missed on the right and the left: virtues require a narrative and a context. For example: the Golden Rule -- do unto others as you would have them do unto you -- works quite well in a sado-masochist community. Or so Jim McClendon once rightly...

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The Creative Apparatus of God

(6) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 5:08 PM

I keep a journal that is actually a three ring binder. It allows me to add and remove and organize lots of materials. In the front section of the binder, I keep things I need to keep returning to, things I've written, or things I've copied, which remind me of...

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Batman, Neo-Nazis and the Good News of Jesus

(35) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 9:18 AM

I am a conservative Christian. But I would be a fool to say that in public these days (though I suppose I have just made myself a fool), because that label has been so co-opted by those, so it seems to me, who are not what they say they are....

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Apple, LSD and the Kingdom of God: A Review of Walter Isaacson's 'Steve Jobs'

(11) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 2:48 PM

Steve Jobs was notoriously impatient. His tirades were so well known that, in the early years of Apple, one executive had the job of keeping Jobs in check and calming the wake of wounded feelings. This notorious impatience was coupled with what Walter Isaacson, in his brilliant biography "Steve Jobs,"...

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Moving Beyond 'Clash of Civilizations'

(16) Comments | Posted October 19, 2011 | 6:07 PM

Hank Williams, Jr.'s public comparison of Barack Obama to Adolph Hitler has been all the news.

Nashville, in spite of her southern gentility, is not unfamiliar with such strong language, evidenced by the likes of Toby Keith, the country artist who equated the way of America with kicking someone's...

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