There was a lot of ballyhoo when the Templeton Foundation launched its “Big Questions Online” website in 2010. Rod Dreher was in charge (and blogging), and, by promising to pay handsomely for articles, they solicited a bunch of accommodationist scholars to osculate the rump of faith. I always thought of the site as sort of a BioLogos For Methodists.
I’ve visited there from time to time, and I’m happy to report that nothing has been put up at the site since last October, and very little since the middle of 2011. Last year Rod Dreher left Templeton as communications director to return to writing. “Big Questions” is dead. Although the site was a source of endless accommodationist LOLs for me, it’s better off dead than as a living source of unintended humor.
But the site’s logo, which says a lot about the Templeton Foundation’s priorities, is still at the top: