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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 | 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...

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...

'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.

The Possible and the Impossible: Rick Santorum for Vice President?

Howard Barbanel | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

The Santorum people and the media would like you to believe that this is still a tight contest for the GOP nomination. From an actuarial, statistical and probability standpoint, it probably isn't.

God Is Pro-Peace

Aaron Daniel Taylor | Posted 05.18.2012 | Religion
Aaron Daniel Taylor

You may be thinking, "Just how exactly does a guy who claims to believe in the inspiration of Scripture arrive at the conclusion that God is pro-peace?

Christian Zionism Challenged In Bethlehem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.12.2012 | Religion
Daoud Kuttab

The "Christ at the Checkpoint" conference hosted more than 600 evangelicals from around the world. But before it opened, the conference was the subject of multi-pronged attacks.

Feeling 'Blue Like Jazz'

Enuma Okoro | Posted 05.12.2012 | Religion
Enuma Okoro

God speaks through and BEYOND the Bible, and this is one reason why the arts in their many forms are so important to our spiritual formation.

Obsession Over Social Sexual Issues Is Destroying America

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

How's it possible that the more religious America becomes the more the institution of marriage crumbles? A huge part of the problem is that we are mired in religious distractions that take us away from focusing on core issues.

Religion in Novels Is Better Than Religion in Politics!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

Yes, many novels have religious content that dominates a book or at least adds a small thread to its tapestry. Some of these novels take a jaundiced view of religion, while others treat it more kindly.

Protestants Marrying Santorum Should Use Contraception

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Leaving aside Ron Paul, there are four candidates remaining in the presidential race. The three top Republicans are comprised of two are Roman Catholics and a Mormon. Pity the poor right-wing Protestants.