For those who don't know ... Bruce Bower is an Episcopalian. He grew up with a mixed religious heritage, which his parents did not impose strenuously on him. He came to the Episcopal Church as an adult, an intellectual, and a gay man ... and found a home there. His writing is well researched and his
argumentation always provocative. He's one of the few voices willing to take on the conservative right on their own turf. He also wrote Stealing Jesus: how fuindamentalism betrays Christianity
(New York: Three Rivers Press, 1997). In it, he lays out the history of the millennial movement and how it has become a central part of fundamentalism. An important book and a good read.