Religious leaders representing Protestant denominations dared to challenge one of Washington's most powerful taboos. They wrote a letter urging Congress to investigate whether unconditional U.S. military assistance to Israel is contributing to violations of Palestinian human rights.
I've always felt we religiously unaffiliated "Nones" were a tiny minority. But here we are, surging in an America that's been steeped in religious dogma, where Republican politics has been overrun by zealots hellbent on controlling women's bodies and discriminating against gays.
Haven't we all met the Christian who's so compelling to us that his or her presence inspires our faith? And haven't we also met that sister or brother whose words, actions or attitudes cause us to literally doubt our faith?
The sanctity of marriage would be best preserved if marriage were left to the authority of the church. Instead, most Bible-believing Christians find themselves defending a religious practice that was never designed to be governed by a secular institution.
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.
How can each of Protestantism's 33,000 denominations expect people to take them seriously when the two that have been chosen to maintain the most important spot in all of Christendom fight each year over who gets to clean what part of the church?
Most of the world's Protestants adhere to a characteristic message that defines peace with God as a result of the'gospel: God's merciful gift revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
It was only in 1546 that the Roman Catholic Church declared that a marriage was only valid if performed by a priest. The idea that marriage was a "sacrament" had more to do with the politics of the day than it did with theology.
The New START treaty has obvious benefits for national security. But the overwhelming vote in favor of the treaty (71-26) has much broader significance. And the still sizable vote against it, a troubling dark side.