More on American Churches

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

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

Forecasting Black Church Futures

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

Students on a mission

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall In airports nowadays it’s quite common to see groups of people, young and old, … Continued

Does Wall of Separation extend overseas?

By David Waters Should the federal government pay for a Bible-based sex education program? What if the program instructed youth … Continued

A man who sought to heal racial, denominational divides

Pentecostals and Charismatics emerged in the early 20th century as the fringe and extremist stepchildren of the evangelical movement. A … Continued

Be Suspicious of Religious Authorities Telling You What the Bible Says

I have done Bible studies with battered women for decades. In book chapters and articles, I have written about what … Continued

Without a Better Vision This Administration Will Perish

President Obama has a chance at greatness, but Tuesday demonstrated that his theology could undermine him. Bush is gone and … Continued