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Jonathan Merritt is a senior columnist for Religion News Service and the author of the new book, “Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined.”

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Why I Went Public About My Sexuality Story

Being vulnerable can be costly — but not nearly as expensive as hiding the truth.

The myth of Mitt Romney’s evangelical problem

Mitt Romney has an evangelical problem. Or so we’ve been told by everyone from The New Yorker to The Huffington … Continued

Analysis: The unexpected evangelical silence on Mitt Romney’s Mormonism

Now that Mitt Romney has sewn up the Republican nomination, the GOP can move beyond a tumultuous primary season. But … Continued

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Three decades ago, the evangelical faithful was galvanized by public debates over abortion, the size of the federal government, the … Continued

A new way of being Christian

Three decades ago, the evangelical faithful was galvanized by public debates over abortion, the size of the federal government, the … Continued

Shooting underscores need for civility

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Eco-friendly Christian theme park confounds

When Answers in Genesis (AIG), a Christian ministry in northern Kentucky announced that it was going to build a new … Continued

American exceptionalism rooted in bad theology

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Debate over president’s faith is distracting

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

Young Christians move away from partisan politics

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued