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Christian America

The UnChristian Quest for a Christian America

Lee C. Camp | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Lee C. Camp

Some of the basic and elementary theological reasons the very notion of a "Christian America" is problematic (pat me on the back; I am restraining my language) include the following:

Janie Velencia

An Officially Christian America Sounds Just Right To Most Republicans | Janie Velencia | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Republican Party candidates like to say that America is a Christian nation. It turns out most Republicans are willing to make that official. Fifty-...

Living As An Authentic Christian In A Non-Christian World

Richard Stearns | Posted 01.25.2013 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Paul's point is this: Be strict with yourselves, expecting fellow Christians to obey the demands of Jesus. But don't hold others to the same rules.

A New World

Richard Brand | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion
Richard Brand

My neighbors are not happy. But the removal of the public support for the Christian faith is good news for the Christian community.

Gitmo And Hypocrisy: Selectively Living By The Intentions Of The Founders And The Bible

Julie Ingersoll | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Julie Ingersoll

Yet exactly half of those first 10 amendments in the Constitution, that we call the Bill of Rights, explicitly protect the rights of the accused.

Gingrich Panders To Biblical Worldview Crowd

Julie Ingersoll | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Julie Ingersoll

Either Gingrich really would look to two extreme institutions to fill court vacancies, or he just thinks saying he would will secure him support from a key part of the GOP base.

The Return Of 'Christian America'?

Kevin M. Schultz | Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion
Kevin M. Schultz

There is a long history to the idea that the United States is a Christian nation. The idea has come and gone with the prevailing politics.

What Does It Mean To Be An 'Ex-Christian'?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Greg Richter Religion News Service (RNS) Drew Dyck didn't lose the Christian faith of his childhood when he became an adult, but he noticed that l...

The History Of Yoga And Religion In America

Leigh E. Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Leigh E. Schmidt

Yoga used to make a Christian nation writhe; now it has become an embodiment of the country's religious and social elasticity.

The Christian Right in Context: The Obama Years

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

The "Christian America" vision pushed by the Christian Right stands in stark contrast with the biblical vision of the kingdom of God.

The Christian Right In Context: Politics Over Persuasion

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

By the 1960s, the world was out of joint again, prompting the rise of the Christian Right.

The Christian Right In Context: Building A Christian America

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

The Second Great Awakening and the Fundamentalist Movement sought to transform the United States into a distinctly Christian nation and, in that way, paved the way for the Christian Right of our own time.

The Christian Right in Context, Part 1: The Long View

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

The Christian Right has claimed from its inception that others -- liberals, secularists and humanists -- were eroding the values of the nation that they sought to affirm and protect. In that claim we find the seeds of the current American crisis.

A Third Way For The 'Christian Nation' Debate

Gabe Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gabe Lyons

Rather than being engaged in a divisive cultural war in the hopes of turning back time, Young Christians are engaged in pressing social concerns that benefit the common good -- not just the Christian good.

Increased Numbers Now Link Christian Faith To Being American

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) As the U.S. has grown more diverse, more Americans believe that being a Christian is a key aspect of b...

Searching for Life Amid the Death of "Christian America"

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

One of the foundational questions asked by Christians throughout history has been, "Can people experience life after death?" But with the faith's decl...

The Myth Of A 'Christian Nation'

Religion News Service | By A. James Rudin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By A. James Rudin Religion News Service (RNS) The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan is credited with saying that "everyone is entitled to their own o...

No, Mr. Beck, Congress Did Not Print a Bible for the Use of Schools

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Rodda

David Barton, the pseudo-historian from Texas who's probably more responsible than any other individual for spreading the erroneous belief that America was founded as a Christian nation, has now teamed up with Glenn Beck.

Christopher Hitchens Debates Kenneth Blackwell About Religious Influence In America (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Christopher Hitchens was a guest on Hardball tonight along with Kenneth Blackwell, from the Family Research Council, to discuss Newsweek's recent cove...

The End Of Christian America: Newsweek

Newsweek | Jon Meacham | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The percentage of self-identified Christians has fallen 10 points in the past two decades. How that statistic explains who we are now--and what, as a ...