More on Benjamin Franklin

Love your faith? Then pay for it.

Some years ago, I lived in New Hampshire. I vividly remember two things about the state: The rock formation known … Continued

In Philadelphia parks, churches fight to feed the homeless

Church ministries have been feeding homeless people in Philadelphia’s public parks for decades – not as a charitable gesture, but … Continued

Exposing the infrastructure of anti-Muslim hate

By Frankie Martin The dismissal of Juan Williams’ from NPR once again exposes the difficulty America is having discussing Islam … Continued

The Constitution is not an idol

In battling the right-wing argument that the framers of the Constitution never intended to separate church and state because the … Continued

Pulpit fiction

By David Waters Dozens of defiant Christian ministers across the country defied IRS warnings and turned their sermons into partisan … Continued

An appeal by an Islamic scholar to Grand Ayatollah Khāmene’i of Iran

The following is a personal appeal by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Grand Ayatollah Ali Hoseyni … Continued

George Washington: Founding role model

Dr. Peter A. Lillbackpresident, The Providence Forum and Westminster Seminary (Adapted from a commentary that first appeared in the Philadelphia … Continued

The Supreme Court and the American mind

Why are we asking if the religious composition of the United States Supreme Court should be more representative of America’s … Continued

U.S. foreign policy: mission, message, means

Should U.S. policy get religion? Comments on “Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy,” issued by … Continued

The (religious) textbook wars

Who says the culture wars are over? Russell Shorto (who I had the pleasure of meeting recently in Amsterdam) just … Continued