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Christianity and Politics

Misusing the Bible, Abusing the Poor

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 11.25.2013 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Butler

Scripture has a lot to say about how we should treat the widow, the orphan, the sick and the desperately poor. Only in the ideological bubble of conservative Washington would taking food away from them qualify as Biblical.

Welcome To The 'Radical Middle'

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

Having visited this metaphorical space in my own city of Portland, I am moved by what I've witnessed: liberal secularists setting aside their suspicion of evangelicals and going to work with them to improve public schools and bring health care to the poor.

Why Is Billy Graham So Involved In The 2012 Elections?

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion

(RNS) After years of shunning the partisan political spotlight, is Billy Graham a born-again Republican? In May, the elderly evangelist was feature...

'Catholic' Doesn't Mean What You Think It Does

Daniel P. Horan, OFM | Posted 12.20.2012 | Religion
Daniel P. Horan, OFM

The origin of the word and its usage in Christianity for millennia suggests something quite different from what we might initially think. And what it really means has profound implications for what it means to be a Christian in the world and how we should conceive of being "church."

Let's Stop Our Unchristian Politics

Greg Garrett | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Our process of making decisions that involve our faith and our civic life is flawed almost beyond repair, and our focus on what we consider Christian issues instead of on doing politics in a Christian fashion has brought us to this point of division.

Pastors Challenge IRS Ban On Political Endorsements, And They're Likely To Get Away With It

Religion News Service | Lilly Fowler | Posted 10.05.2012 | Religion

LOS ANGELES (RNS) In a matter of days, some 1,400 American pastors are planning to break the law. And they're likely to get away with it. As par...

America For Jesus 2012: Religious Right Holds Revival For Election Day

AP | By RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 09.27.2012 | Religion

-- Christian conservatives who blame "moral depravity" for everything from the recession to terrorism are converging on Philadelphia for a rally they...

A Resurrected Christianity?

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 06.07.2012 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

The crisis is real. Like Andrew Sullivan, I feel its sad and frustrating urgency. But I also know the hope of possibility, for every crisis bears the promise of something new.

Has America Gotten More Religious, Or Just American Politics?

Posted 10.22.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Has America gotten more religious, or just American politics? The country has grown ...

Don't Like Our Current Politics? Become a Christian Independent

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

Being a registered Independent is a practical, tangible way to declare our independence from poisonous partisanship; it can also be an opportunity to consciously reaffirm our allegiance to Christ in all things.

A Christian Response To The Ongoing Enslavement Of America's Poor

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

The church is the social institution that should deal with the social ills of society. It has a long history of providing for those in need.

Poll: Americans See Clash Between Christianity, Capitalism

Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) Are Christianity and capitalism a marriage made in heaven, as some conservatives believe, or more of ...

Huckabee Was The Inspiration For The Twisted Character in My Novel

Douglas MacKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Douglas MacKinnon

Huckabee has decided to take Romney to task, not only as a way to settle an old score, but to fire a warning shot across Romney's brow in preparation for the 2012 Republican primary.