Religion may be declining in certain social groups, but this trend shouldn't be enough to let us assume that we can simply watch religion fade into the twilight. With that in mind, here are five reasons why it's important -- perhaps now more than ever -- to be religiously literate.
To lack joy, to be without an effervescent delight in the sheer fact of being alive with others, is an immense impoverishment. We know this truth in t...
We call upon President Obama to stop the deportations. Show mercy and compassion. Show us courage. Show us Presidential leadership on this President's Day.
There is a deplorable and tragic common thread that ties together recent, global acts of oppression against LGBT people: Christian complicity.
A young priest named Valentine held the firm conviction that marriage should not be denied by the state. He began to secretly and illegally perform marriage ceremonies. More and more Roman soldiers sought him out.
Over the last few decades, whenever the notion of a harmonious Christian beginning has been challenged, there seems to have been a readily available "how-to-manual" defense against this perspective.
Every child is created in the image of God, and every child deserves to be held to high educational expectations, which is why I support the Common Core State Standards.
If I believe in the resurrection of the dead, it is not that hard to believe that God could make the universe in 144 hours. If this same God chose to...
Unable to protest, soldiers and their sweethearts sought help from a benevolent priest with miraculous healing powers named Valentine. Legend has it that the cleric secretly marry those couples.
When you consider that he has been at the top of his profession, has had a lifetime to prepare, and has recently published a book on these themes, it is quite surprising to see how weak his case is. Don't take my word for it. Let's plunge in.
What drove me and more than fifteen representatives of other faith communities to deliver compelling testimonies at a hearing of the Environmental Protection Agency last week? The need for robust carbon standards for new power plants in the United States.
We are living in two Americas at once. While we are arguing about the word God on a dollar bill, the religious right is dismantling secularism one brick at a time.
In the years I've been a Christian, a lot of other Christians have left the building, too or, more accurately, they have found ways to encounter God outside the boundaries of what happens inside churches on Sunday mornings.
"If I could give one piece of advice to Christians and Muslims worldwide it would be that peace is possible, although it is not always profitable."
What is the proper response to bad religion? Some argue that the answer to bad religion is no religion. A growing number of "new atheists" argue that since religion can be toxic, we need to get rid of faith altogether. But that's a weak argument.
I never thought the Bible had anything to say about addiction. It's not something that I ever heard preached or read in the Bible.