Gustav Niebuhr

Stories by Gustav Niebuhr
“War on Christmas” enters final week

By Gustav Niebuhr Just how old is the idea that segments of corporate America are trying to erode the spiritual … Continued

John Lennon’s religious imagination

Dec. 8 may have marked the anniversary of John Lennon’s murder, but the recognition of his loss–as a singularly gifted … Continued

Elizabeth Edwards versus marriage pessimists

Truly sad news in Wednesday’s papers tells us that Elizabeth Edwards’s longtime foe, her cancer, finally overwhelmed that very strong … Continued

Charlie Rangel’s Deadly Sin

When the last Puritans unlocked a local miscreant from the town stocks for a final time, my guess is they … Continued

The pedophilia scandals: The punishing news never stops

By Gustav Niebuhr Other than the election of Pope Benedict XVI five years ago, news stories about the Roman Catholic … Continued

How will pagans vote… and will their ballots make a difference?

By Gustav Niebuhr The “Pagan vote” has been on my mind of late–and not only because the major religious groups … Continued

Ken Buck “disagrees” with separation of church and state

By Gustav Niebuhr I just watched the clip of Colorado Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck declaring himself four-square against the … Continued

When is yoga NOT yoga (and spiritually “safe” for Christians)?

By Gustav Niebuhr My good colleague at “Under God,” David Waters, wrote a nice piece a couple of weeks back, … Continued

Senator Harry Reid, “cultist?”

One of the terrible temptations that has long faced American clergy is the feeling that they must call out specific … Continued

President Bush meets Pastor Bonhoeffer (in 600 pages!)

By Gustav Niebuhr How many Americans, over their first cup of coffee of the day, ask themselves, “I wonder what … Continued