Phil Davis

Stories by Phil Davis

Spiritual reasoning vital to my faith

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Prayer brings peace and progress

Mideast peace talks resume this week, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Egypt and Israel for negotiations between … Continued

Journey beyond self

In the memoir Eat, Pray, Love, writer Elizabeth Gilbert gives up her entire way of life to spend a year … Continued

Christianity compels us to love the spiritual, not just the religious

Author Anne Rice said last week that she was ‘quitting Christianity:’ The once-lapsed Catholic wrote that she was could no … Continued

Practical prayer to the rescue

Jesus Christ was the master of practical, successful prayer and demonstrated how great an impact for good his form of … Continued

Celebrating selfless prayer

Q: Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event … Continued

What does “proselytize” really mean?

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Practical religious contributions to policy

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Don’t blame the Haitians

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

Today’s news still impacted by Good News of 2000 years ago

Q: What was the most important religion story of 2009? I’m very curious about which of the many good stories … Continued

Pluralism includes spiritual health care

One of the best parts of my job is seeing my religion through the eyes of the journalists I talk … Continued

The value and values of military chaplains

Q: What is the proper role of religion — and personal religious belief — in the U.S. armed forces? Should … Continued

A Real God

To me, making a case for God comes down to one word – proof. I know, some will disagree with … Continued

Looking for a Higher Authority on Health Care

When the topic of health-care reform is so focused on economics and politics, I often think of a woman in … Continued

Tweeting God

Are social media tools a blessing or a curse for people of faith? Should we use digital technology to commune … Continued

Real Humility, Beyond the Sound Bites

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

Prejudging Spiritual Healing

What should be done when parents rely on religion instead of medicine to heal sick children? I think that depends, … Continued

Prayers to Heal the Nations

Thursday is National Day of Prayer, as mandated by Congress. What should President Obama do? Should he follow tradition and … Continued

Fundamentalism the Real Issue in Religious Rule

How would you respond to radical Muslim clerics in northwest Pakistan — now under Islamic law — who are calling … Continued

An Obama Nation of Citizens

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued