Biblical Literalism

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How Genesis Really Transcends Liberalism and Fundamentalism

Genesis 1 is meant to teach the deeper theological truth that the world was created and who created it.

Evangelical ‘Messy Middle’ is more accepting of gays

RNS () — A new voice is emerging in the evangelical community, and it’s turning away from the church’s vocal … Continued

Educating fundamentalists

If there is one thing that infuriates defenders of the faiths about atheists, it is that we keep pointing out … Continued

The ‘gospel’ according to Herman Cain

Ethan Miller GETTY IMAGES Former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza Herman Cain participates in the Republican presidential debate airing on CNN, … Continued

The secular best and the worst of 2010

I’ve always tried to avoid engaging in the hoary journalistic practice of filling space at the end of December by … Continued

Religious and anti-religious apps for dummies

It seems that some religious fundamentalists are so threatened by atheists, and so befuddled about what to say in reply, … Continued

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Pastors Must Relate to Their Congregations Honestly

Part eight of the OnFaith Forum “Disbelief in the Pulpit.”

Defending Darwin’s science by taming social Darwinism

By Gregory Paulresearcher, author One hundred and fifty years after Charles Darwin’s world changing “On the Origin of the Species” … Continued

Virginia Court Will Hear Appeal in Episcopal Property Battle

By Michelle Boorstein A years-long, multi-million-dollar land battle between the Episcopal Church in Virginia and conservatives who broke away from … Continued

Thanks, But No Thanks, From A Happy Atheist

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued

Biblical Literalism Kills — Literally

Leilani and Dale Neuman stood by as their diabetic daughter slipped into sickness, then acute illness and finally death from … Continued

Division Weakens the Body of Christ

“Should conservative Episcopalians who disagree with U.S. church leaders about homosexuality, women’s ordination, biblical literalism and other issues leave and … Continued

The Episcopal Crisis: Freedom In, With, and From the Bible

“Should conservative Episcopalians who disagree with U.S. church leaders about homosexuality, women’s ordination, biblical literalism and other issues leave and … Continued

Unbuckling the Bible Belt from the Legacy of Slavery

What is going on in the Bible Belt in this presidential year may be historic. Much media attention during the … Continued

Obama’s Tone Deaf Statement on the Faithful

Last week Obama said he thinks he’s had trouble winning over working class voters in part because they have become … Continued

WHY Women are More Religious Than Men

In my most recent posting on women and religion, I raised the baffling question of why women are more religious … Continued