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There Are No Irreligious People

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Religion is that part of our being that gives expression to the human craving for transcendence. In our often ugly world, religion does not tell us what is but what should be.

Farewell Rob Bell (or, John Piper's Inferno)

Christopher LaTondresse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher LaTondresse

John Piper, an elder statesman of the neo-reform stream of American Christianity, triggered an online firestorm over the weekend. The controversy is over the content of Rob Bell's next book.

Phoenix Controversy Highlights Rift Between Catholic Hospitals And Church Leadership

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service An umbrella group of Catholic hospitals is backing a Phoenix hospital that was stripped of its church affiliati...