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Is God an angry ogre? Presbyterians and Baptists debate

RNS () — The dispute over dropping a beloved Christian song from a new Presbyterian hymnal has widened into a … Continued

Pastor’s tornado tweets stir up a theological debate

Oklahoma’s devastating tornado stirred up a theological debate that was set off from a series of deleted tweets referencing the … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI’s missing mea culpa

I wish I could see Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise decision to resign on Feb. 28 as a mea culpa for … Continued

How the Antichrist reflects an era’s anxieties

Every age needs an Antichrist. Protestant Reformers picked the papacy as their embodiment of evil. American colonists chose King George … Continued

Ain’t no mountain high enough

On Sunday morning our gospel choir sang an extraordinary song by Kurt Carr called “For Every Mountain.” When I watched … Continued

The evangelical case for Mitt Romney —and against Robert Jeffress

NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/GETTY IMAGES US Republican presidential hopeful former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney leaves after addressing the Family Research Council’s … Continued

Does Pat Robertson speak for God?

Recently, a woman named “Andreas” visited the Web site of Pat Robertson’s The 700 Club, clicked the “Bring It On” … 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

American exceptionalism: power disguised as virtue

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

Choosing the right operating system for your plans

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God … Continued

Why — and How — We Need to Talk About Islam and Terrorism Together

The only way to defeat terrorists is to promote a faith that is not threatened by other beliefs.

Church’s real enemy: sin

Pope Benedict XVI has named the chief enemy of the Catholic Church today: the Catholic Church today. With his statements … Continued

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ was always a bad idea

Q: Top U.S. defense officials say they will repeal the decades-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which requires gay soldiers … Continued

A deeply spiritual man with a shallow theology

Oral Roberts lived and believed in the American dream. He was also a devoted Christian. The tension between the two … Continued

When bishops go rogue

The word “agony” describes the rosary’s first Sorrowful Mystery. It also describes the pain felt in the clash of opinions … Continued

Holy Healing is Genuine Healing

What should be done when parents rely on religion instead of medicine to heal sick children? In 14th-Century Marseilles, 5% … Continued

Finding the Devil in the Post

Satan’s existence is suggested by human experience and the Bible and is confirmed by reading the Washington Post. The Post … Continued

The Profound Power of a Simple Eulogy

Moderator’s Note from Sally Quinn: Every once in a while we see or hear something at a funeral or a … Continued

“Oh, My God!”

How many of us have cried “Oh, My God” in the last six years as we have seen horrific events … Continued

God With Us, Not Working Against Us

The question raises the very essence of the nature of God. The belief that God is the causal agent in … Continued