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Left behind? Conservative Christians and the gay revolution

Ken Blevins AP Signs display messages about gay marriage in front of the Devon Park United Methodist Church polling site … Continued

Lance Armstrong’s confession: An American ritual

George Burns AP In this Jan. 14 photo, cyclist Lance Armstrong listens to a question from Oprah Winfrey during taping … Continued

Lou Holtz gives Catholics a pep talk, encourages them to ‘come home’

Catholics! Get in the game! That’s the latest message from Catholics Come Home–a group that seeks to “evangelize inactive Catholics … Continued

U-Va. sociology professor: Parenting in red, blue and purple America

BLOOMBERG President Obama looks over the crowd as he prepares to leave the stage after making an acceptance speech during … Continued

What does it mean to offer a prayer?

GETTY IMAGES People hold hands as they pray during the invocation during day two of the Democratic National Convention on … Continued

Hichborn: ‘Unthinkable for a Catholic charity’ to invite Obama

“Regardless of what they’ve done in the past, it is unthinkable for a Catholic charity to invite the man [President … Continued

‘A nation of Osteens and Obamas’

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST Evangelist Joel Osteen brings his revival show to Nationals Park on April, 29, 2012 in Washington, … Continued

King’s speech

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

The Christian case for Mormon values

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … Continued

Exceptional arrogance

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

A critical time for Hanukkah’s timeless questions

Hanukkah 2010 begins Wednesday night, December 1st. As Americans celebrate Hanukkah 5771 on the Jewish calendar, we also begin to … Continued

By Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, and David L. Weaver-Zercher It’s been four years since a gunman entered an … Continued

Tea Party anger not new

What is the Tea Party? I think the Tea Party is a group of people angry at the government and … Continued

A Message to Millennial Muslims

By Arsalan IftikharLawyer, News Commentator, and Contributor to Needless to say, there is no doubt that September 11, 2001 … Continued

Life as a ‘sister’

By Alison LakeThis essay is the fifth in a series about religious conversion. Click here to read Alison’s first essay … Continued

Interfaith marriage strengthens American tolerance

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

Oppose intermarriage, but support the intermarried

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

Welcoming Bible’s “stranger” may not include illegal aliens

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Diversity is good; Religious tests for office are not

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

American atheists irreligiously united, politically divided

In the United States, largely as a result of the relatively recent, post-1980 alliance between the political and religious right, … Continued