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Why Do People Go to Church?

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

What are we doing in worship? We are sorting through our mixed motives and mysterious desires. We are learning God's story again. We are returning home so that we can go with power into the everyday world.

Charity Must Prevail

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.02.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Deliberately debilitating the nation's habits of the heart will not contribute to better fiscal health for future generations. Our national commitment to charity must prevail as the best possible witness of this nation's moral commitment to ensure justice for all.

Where Did Religion Come From?

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 05.06.2012 | Religion
Mark Juergensmeyer

How has it changed as human societies have evolved over the centuries? These musings are precisely the ones posed by America's premier sociologist, Robert Bellah in "Religion in Human Evolution."

Congress Considers "In God We Trust" ... But Who Is This God?

Gustav Niebuhr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gustav Niebuhr

Twice in the last three decades, the Supreme Court has specifically identified that phrase as being void of substantive sacred meaning. If you are a believing monotheist, is that how you want God's name treated?