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Billy Graham Ministry Takes Revivals Online

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The remarkable success of evangelist Billy Graham's Crusades for Christ did not come from his preaching alone, but also the i...

Could Lincoln, Nebraska Be The Gettysburg Of Gay Rights?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

If the citizens of Lincoln vote to enshrine fairness in their charter, this city could become a pivot point in the last great civil rights movement in America: the campaign to end legalized bigotry against people whose sexual orientation differs from the majority.

Beyond the Limits of Labels

Troy Jackson | Posted 08.03.2012 | Religion
Troy Jackson

A few weeks ago I had the great privilege to help launch a new faith organizing initiative in my home state: Ohio Prophetic Voices (OPV). Over the two...

Do All Evangelical Leaders Believe Gays Should Be Put To Death?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It may be true that the "death to gays" pastors and their followers represent a tiny portion of evangelicals. But a much larger group of white evangelicals is not speaking out against the people making claims in the name of their religious faith.

Evangelicals and the Wrong Side of History

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou | Posted 07.20.2012 | Religion
Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

As pundits and politicians have courted conservative evangelical leaders, they have forgotten that evangelicals tend to be on the wrong side of history.

Chuck Colson's Memorial Steeped In Prison Themes

Posted 05.17.2012 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Prison Fellowship founder and former Nixon aide Chuck Colson was memorialized Wednesday ...

Richard Mouw, Evangelical Leader, Says Engaging Mormonism Is A Christian Mandate

Posted 05.15.2012 | Religion

By Peggy Fletcher Stack Salt Lake Tribune (RNS) Richard Mouw never intended to start a riot within the evangelical community by saying his fellow ...

Obama Campaign Talks Values Ahead Of Romney's Liberty University Speech

The Huffington Post | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day before Mitt Romney is scheduled to give the commencement address at Liberty University, the director of religious outreach for P...

Evangelicals Will Rally for Romney

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

In a matchup between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, it's an easy choice for conservatives like both of us to fully endorse Governor Romney in this year's election.

Christians: Affirm That Same-Sex Relationships Are Not Inherently Immoral

John Shore | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
John Shore

This is an election year. If a petition calling upon Christians to affirm LGBTQ people is signed by hundreds of thousands of Christians, then the entire conversation around the gay issue changes.

Andrea Stone

Christian Conservatives Lukewarm For Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Few if any of the Christian conservatives here at The Awakening conference said they would name Mitt Romney as their first choice...

Chuck Colson Dead At 80

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He was described as the "evil genius" of the Nixon administration, and spent the better part of a year in prison for a Watergate-related...

The Evangelical Left In History And Today

Craig S. Keener | Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

Given evangelicalism's diverse history and its undefined future, it is both inaccurate and unhelpful to stereotype all "evangelicals" as the religious right. Today, stereotyping evangelicalism as a whole only fortifies the influence of the political right.

Richard Land And Southern Baptists' Race Problem

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

Below the surface, the largest Protestant denomination in North America still has serious race problems, proving once again that old paradigms die hard.

Biblical Literalism, Secularism And American Politics

Christopher Lane | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

The atrophying of our national understanding of secularism has dramatic implications for the country's well-being, including, most fundamentally, its ability to separate politics from religion.

Speaking Out Is Complicated (And So Is Staying Silent)

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 06.14.2012 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

What do you do when you aren't comfortable being outspoken, aren't comfortable being silent and aren't comfortable being uncomfortably in between? For me, that's meant a foray into comic short fiction

Voices Of The Faithful: Belief In Resurrection At Core Of Christian Identity

David Briggs | Posted 06.05.2012 | Religion
David Briggs

Even as U.S. Christians have changed their views dramatically on issues such as same-sex marriage and women clergy, they have overwhelming held fast with the traditional view of the resurrection.

Family Research Council and a Denial of Partisan Christianity

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

Let's be honest here. Does anyone believe an effort like this one isn't an attempt to register those who will almost certainly vote Republican?

Anti-Mormons Face Awkward Choice

Mother Jones | ?€”Tim Murphy | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

It hasn't been pretty--often, it's been quite ugly--but after racking up three more primary wins in Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, DC, on Tuesda...

Andrew Sullivan's Altar Call In Newsweek

Newsweek | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion

If you go to the second floor of the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., you’ll find a small room containing an 18th-century Bi...

Key Group's 'Hesitation' Still Hinders Romney

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

FITCHBURG, Wis. — Appearing ever-more confident in Wisconsin's primary, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney focused entirely on Democr...

'The Hunger Games': Reality TV

Rev. Steven D. Martin | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Rev. Steven D. Martin

I tend to approach these cultural phenomena with a concern that my comfort level will be jolted. What I should be concerned about is what these phenomena say about our culture.

An Evangelical Voice For Trayvon

Rev. Richard Cizik | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Richard Cizik

The death of Trayvon Martin ought to provoke some righteous indignation. Not just from the folks who turn out in Manhattan and Florida, but from the white evangelical community in pulpits throughout the country.

When God Talks Back

Tanya Luhrmann | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Tanya Luhrmann

Millions and millions of Americans experience themselves as having a personal relationship with God that is as vivid and intimate as a child's imaginary friend. Why has this way of imagining God become so popular?

Why Is the GOP Ignoring Its Own Climate Scientists About Climate Change?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green
Marvin Meadors

Before we get conservative politicians to change their minds regarding climate change we must get them to listen, a rather Herculean task in itself.