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Frequent Bible Reading Tied To Social Justice, Openness To Science

David Briggs | Posted 09.17.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

As individuals read the Bible, "Frequently, I think, people come to a new position, or find some nuance in what they already thought," he said.

Is Michele Bachmann Christian Feminist?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

"Just calling yourself a Christian feminist doesn't make you one, and if other people are calling (Palin and Bachmann) that, they don't know what it means," said feminist theologian Rita Nakashima Brock.

Two Roads Diverged In The Evangelical Wood

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

Most folks like to divide Evangelicals along political and theological spectrums. But I think the more significant divide is between those who bully and those who stand up on behalf of the bullied.

GOP Presidential Candidates Are Inconsistent in Their Religious Values

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Over the past several years, most Christian denominations have officially embraced environmental values. Several GOP candidates agreed with these teachings -- until the Tea Party became the new religion in Washington, that is.

Why Are Evangelicals Losing Influence?

Tim Suttle | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Kindness, generosity, peacefulness, hospitality, patience, self-control -- these are radical virtues that should define evangelicals. Instead, we are largely defined by what we are against.

Evangelicals And The New Wave Of Gay Acceptance

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 08.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

Calls for reforming the community's engagement of homosexuality are, I think, having an effect. In my observation, evangelicals increasingly are fed up with the way the Christian church has often spoken to and about gays and lesbians

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Tim Pawlenty Tops Survey of Evangelical Leaders | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.23.2011 | Religion

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is evangelicals' choice to win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, according to a new poll conducted by an...

Old Time Religion and the Full Time Rick Perry-Style Hypocrites

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

According to governor Rick Perry of Texas what America needs is prayer. We need to pray in order to restore our moral direction.

Carrying Christianity Beyond Left And Right

Tim Suttle | Posted 08.18.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

The church cannot become the state, but the church has an obligation to bear witness to the state. To fulfill this role, evangelicals must rise above the typical left-right debate and learn to speak with a voice that is truly Christian.

For Evangelicals, Bachmann 'Speaks Our Code'

Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour warned several hundred Christian conservatives gathered here...

Are Latinos Part of the Great American Culture Wars?

Ray Suarez | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

For decades, Latinos have been portrayed as "Republicans in training" by hopeful GOP operatives. After all, we were told, they are Roman Catholic, fam...

Sarah Palin: Professional (Wealthy) "Victim"

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.06.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

To understand Sarah Palin's style of "leadership" you have to understand how Evangelical have a long tradition of clinging to a victim status as their excuse for their ideas about society being rejected by most Americans.

The Ordination Of Women And The High Calling Of Dissent

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

"How can we as men say our call from God is authentic, but your call as women is not? Who are we to reject God's call of women to the priesthood?"

Does Mitt Romney Have A Prayer With Evangelicals?

Time | Amy Sullivan | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

When Mitt Romney makes his appearance at Ralph Reed’s Faith & Freedom Conference Friday evening in Washington, he won’t exactly be headed into the...

An Evangelical Social Gospel?

Tim Suttle | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr. were both evangelical Christians. They both preached a gospel which was incomplete without the other. Graham's message needs King's message and vice versa.

WATCH: HuffPost's Sam Stein Discusses Obama, Israel On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Sam Stein appeared Monday on MSNBC's 'Hardball' to discuss President Obama's proposal for a two-state solution in the Israel. Chris Matthe...

The New Majority In The Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

We now have no less than four reputable national public opinion surveys in three months showing a slim majority of Americans now support allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Mitt Romney's Evangelical Problem

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee, judging by the early opinion polls, would have been among the most formidable challengers to Mitt Romney, the putative front-runner for...

Thank God Environmentalism Is Dead

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 07.18.2011 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

A recent poll found "historically low levels of public worry about environmental problems." We once responded to environmental disasters by passing landmark laws. Now our support for the environment decreases with each new oil spill. What happened?

How the Bible's Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics -- and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.18.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

My mother Edith Schaeffer herself was the greatest illustration of the divine beauty of paradox I've encountered. She was a fundamentalist living a double life as a lover of beauty who broke all her own judgmental rules in favor of creativity.

Beyond Stereotypes Of 'Conservative' And 'Liberal' Christianity

John Backman | Posted 07.14.2011 | Religion
John Backman

Amid all the hostility among people of faith, many of us reserve our most potent venom for people of our own faith: those who disagree with us, that is.

Money, God And Greed: The Tea Party And Capitalism

Neil J. Young | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Neil J. Young

Social and economic conservatism have gone hand in hand -- rather than merely coexisted -- throughout the Religious Right's history.

Alumni Rally Around Gay Students At Evangelical College

Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Gay and supportive alumni of Wheaton College have formed a new organization following a recent chap...

Jews, Evangelicals Search For Ways To Discuss Israel

Posted 06.29.2011 | Religion

By Debra Rubin Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) American Jews and evangelicals need a formal mechanism to discuss their differences and simi...

Evangelicals Named To Ministry Watchdog Panel

Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has announced members of a commissi...