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Wake up evangelicals: It’s time to change the culture, not politics

Anti-gay marriage protesters lost in Maryland in 2012. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press) A law that evangelicals invested millions of dollars into … Continued

An American church in Paris

(LOIC VENANCE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES) Recently The New York Times ran an article about Europe’s ongoing resistance to Christianity and it’s symbols. … Continued

Time to ditch ‘evangelicals’?

At age 16 I fell in love with the “evangelical” brand of Christianity. It has been, ever since, a passionate … Continued

Faith and

AP In this undated file image provided by Sony Pictures Entertainment, singer-actresses Jordin Sparks, left, and Whitney Houston are shown … Continued

The Monsignor Lynn Conviction and a Decade of Crisis in the Catholic Church

TIM SHAFFER REUTERS Monsignor William Lynn walks from the courthouse after the jury finished deliberating for the day in his … Continued

Love of neighbor in the 21st century: racial justice and LGBT equality

Kristoffer Tripplaar BLOOMBERG U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the 15th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner at the … Continued

Charles Colson, 80, hospitalized in critical condition

News that evangelist and Watergate figure Charles Colson has been hospitalized for bleeding in his brain brought me back to … Continued

Has religion made the world less safe?

The Bible depicts a world that, seen through modern eyes, is staggering in its savagery. People enslave, rape, and murder … Continued

Can a Christian be a libertarian?

Charlie Neibergall AP U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference at his newly opened Iowa campaign office, … Continued

Stephen Colbert: Catholicism’s best pitch man?

The day after Easter, in a small studio in New York City, in the span of three minutes and eleven … Continued

Separating Islam and the state

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Why the revolution in Egypt could be dangerous for our youth

By Brian Kirk I’ll admit it. I’m as guilty as the next youth pastor. It is so easy to get … Continued

Eastern Orthodox believers hit the streets

By Julia Duin To be on the Mall around noon Monday was to be confronted with a vast crowd of … Continued

Why the religious right has a permanent political edge over secular America

If you believe any of the hogwash about the irrelevance of the religious right to this election, take a look … Continued

DADT: the churches ahead of the politicians

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once famously wrote that American churches too often stood as society’s “tail light,” … Continued

Biblical religion the only–and illegitimate– basis for anti-gay laws

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.” “Moral disapproval alone … Continued

Forecasting Black Church Futures

By Josef SorettColumbia University, and Contributor to Although we are only about halfway into 2010, it has already been … Continued

U.S. Catholic Latinos: liberal on gay marriage?

Joseph M. Palacios Have Latino Catholics become the most progressive political group supporting gay rights in the U.S.? The casual … Continued

Evangelicals and Obama: unlikely immigration reform partners

President Obama’s much anticipated speech on immigration began with a much unexpected introduction by Bill Hybels, senior pastor of Willow … Continued

African Americans finding mission fields at home and overseas

By Eugene Scottjournalist One weekend earlier this year, I found myself in the Kinoya neighborhood just outside of Suva, Fiji’s … Continued