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The Problem with the Personhood Debate

Whose beliefs should guide public policy when it comes to defining at what point personhood begins?

Jamie Coots’ snake theology was not that crazy

Any religion is, by definition, crazy to a nonbeliever.

The Lego Movie’s got religion

The supposed children’s movie is replete with worldview references for those willing to pay attention.

COMMENTARY: Does refusal to wear a skullcap signal disrespect?

RNS () — Last week, the Greek prime minister got dinged for showing insufficient respect for Judaism. It’s possible his … Continued

ANALYSIS: ‘Gravity’ and the unanswered questions of unbelief

RNS () — Reviews of the new hit movie “Gravity” note that it’s an unusually fine science fiction film. What … Continued

COMMENTARY: Pay no attention to the man behind the burning Qurans

RNS () — Three years ago, a nobody from nowhere got famous for doing something unpleasant. The self-ordained pastor of … Continued

Steve Jobs: Prophet of a new religion

RNS () — The new movie about Steve Jobs is short on anything explicitly religious. Like its main character, however, … Continued

ANALYSIS: Pope Francis, the improbable pop culture icon

RNS () — In the wake of Pope Francis’ triumphant visit to Brazil, writers for the rival National Catholic Register … Continued

COMMENTARY: A history of discrimination earns President Obama a right to speak

I first learned about President Obama’s comments about racism and the Trayvon Martin case last week when a Facebook friend … Continued

REVIEW: ‘The Lone Ranger’ remake thrashes Christianity

Producers of the latest reboot of the “Superman” franchise famously marketed the movie to Christian audiences. Makers of the new … Continued