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Church, State to Fight in Pay-Per-View Deathmatch

Spencer Green | Posted 05.05.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The long-awaited battle between Church and State will finally be played out this April at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in a live winner-take-all, HBO pay-per-view contest that is being dubbed "The Collision About Religion."

Sorry, Santorum: I Am Christian College-Educated And Liberal

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

While at Gordon -- while faithfully attending the required Bible classes and chapel services -- something strange happened. My politics veered far left.

Rebuilding The Evangelical Mind Requires Courage

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.03.2012 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Evangelical Christians have been shedding their "fundamentalist baggage" and reclaiming a place within deeper traditions of Christian learning and at the table of American cultural life.

Hello, Rob Bell - The Interview

Skye Jethani | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Skye Jethani

"Let the Spirit do what the Spirit will. And while you're at it, relinquish the need to label everything "Christian" or "not Christian." Be a Christian. People can figure the rest out. It's a noun, after all.

Evangelical 2.0: The Deception of Driscoll's Acts 29 Network

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

But of course, underneath the veneer of something new lies the same old evangelical doctrine. And this is what bothers me more than my personal objections to most evangelicals' theology.

The Savior Santorum: The Rise of White Male Religious Elitism

Aaron Anson | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Aaron Anson

Who are these religious elitists with the audacity to question the faith of others, based on their indoctrinated theology? These supposed leaders are waging battles outside the church they've not yet won inside the church.

The Heresy Of Religion

Carl Medearis | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Carl Medearis

It's simple. A Christian sounds like someone who has converted to the religion called Christianity. But Jesus wasn't a Christian and he didn't start a religion.

Santorum Benefits From Mistaken Identity

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum's political good fortune in the Republican presidential primaries has come about in large part because of his appeal to evangelicals. A ...

The Catholicization of the American Right

Howard Schweber | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Howard Schweber

At the national level, Catholic politicians have emerged as leading figures in the GOP... and evangelical Protestants are flocking to follow their lead. Why?

Piety Payback for the GOP

Craig Crawford | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Pardon me for laughing at the so-called GOP establishment whispering to us their fear of Rick Santorum's religious authenticity. Oh, they say, if he w...

Evangelicals May Not Be the GOP's Trump Card

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Some take the surge by GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum as a convincing sign that the evangelicals are back. The joy is premature.

The 'New Evangelicals' And The Near-Silent Roar

Charles Redfern | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Most evangelicals aren't even voting in this year's GOP primaries. 64 percent of all white evangelicals don't believe church officials should endorse political candidates.

Deep Calls To Deep: Re-imagining The Altar Call

Charles Howard | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Charles Howard

It's a powerful moment. Full of potential and a holy discomfort. Courage and celebration. The altar call, the moment of decision, the invitation to Christian discipleship.

Father Rick

Larry Womack | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Larry Womack

If we are going to have a serious argument about civil liberties, specifically freedom of religion, I fail to see how anyone can argue that our first amendment rights are best left to interpretation by church oligarchs.

Why Evangelicals Must Defend Muslims

Skye Jethani | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Skye Jethani

As Christians, we cannot demand that everyone share our beliefs. But we can demand that everyone share our freedom. For where this freedom exists, we can be sure that Christ will be lifted up.

Retiring Old Assumptions About Religious People And Same-Sex Marriage

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

Polling on same-sex marriage reveals that the changing landscape challenges some common stereotypes about religion and the issue of same-sex marriage. Last year was the first on record where supporting same-sex marriage was not a minority position.

Evangelicals' Lock on the GOP Cracks

Martin Long | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics
Martin Long

What's the real moral of South Carolina and Florida? The full-attack, take-no-prisoners, Rush-Limbaugh wing of the Republican Party can take the Evangelical and social conservative wing any day. With its hands tied behind its back.

The Surprising Evangelical Support For Newt Gingrich

Tony Campolo | Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion
Tony Campolo

Most Evangelicals claim to be politically non-partisan, and say they only identify with the Republican Party because it is committed to "family values." The truthfulness of this claim is questionable.

Once More, With Feeling: Adam, Evolution And Evangelicals

Pete Enns | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion
Pete Enns

If evolution is right about how humans came to be, then the biblical story of Adam and Eve isn't. If you believe, as evangelicals do, that God himself is responsible for what's in the Bible, you have a problem on your hands.

Falwell's Legacy: Why Evangelicals Oppose Romney

Michael Sean Winters | Posted 03.20.2012 | Religion
Michael Sean Winters

The irony in the evangelical opposition to Romney is that it seems to have next to nothing to do with the fact that he is a Mormon. For this, Romney should be grateful to the legacy of the Rev. Jerry Falwell.

The Liberal Case for Tim Tebow

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Today I venture to do the unthinkable: try to convince liberals and progressives like myself to learn to love the latter-day poster boy of conservative Christian America.

Romney Will Be a Tea Party/Neocon Puppet: DeMint's (Not So) Secret Strategy for Taking Over the U.S.

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The goal of the DeMints, with the backing of the Kochs and their fellow travelers, is not to let the American people have what they want. And, they will take whatever steps necessary to buy elections, to suppress the vote, to select robotic judges.

Carlos Harrison

Hispanic Evangelicals, Longtime GOP Allies, Differ With Republicans On Key Issues | Carlos Harrison | Posted 01.18.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- Hispanic evangelicals are taking their politics to the pulpit -- and exposing a new weakness in one of the only Latino strongholds for Republ...

South Carolina Evangelicals Divided

Summerville Patch | Andrew Moore | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

But despite belonging to the largest religious group in the state, their power play has been limited because they can't agree on which "conservative" ...

Justin Bieber's Ecce Homo

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 03.13.2012 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

It is entirely possible that Justin has more of an influence in the young-person-you-love's life than any clergyperson -- living or dead -- does. That sounds scandalous, I know, but it's true.