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King, in context

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. (The Associated Press — … Continued

50 years later: Dream. Vision. March.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Nikki Kahn THE WASHINGTON POST) Yesterday a great crowd gathered on the … Continued

First round of conclave voting ends with no winner

VATICAN CITY — Black smoke from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel signaled that the first day of the conclave … Continued

Cardinals begin conclave to elect the next pope

VATICAN CITY — The doors of the Sistine Chapel closed behind the cardinals on Tuesday (March 12), marking the official … Continued

Arctic Christians get first complete Inuit Bible

TORONTO — The Bible is by far the most translated book in history. Portions of the Old and New Testaments … Continued

Vatican exhibits spotlight the Bible, Vatican archive

VATICAN CITY — Christian history buffs have a lifetime of treasures to explore in Rome, including two new exhibits that … Continued

Should Christians be socialists?

LUCAS JACKSON REUTERS A Wall Street sign hangs on a signpost in front of the New York Stock Exchange August … Continued

Why the revolution in Egypt could be dangerous for our youth

By Brian Kirk I’ll admit it. I’m as guilty as the next youth pastor. It is so easy to get … Continued

Homosexuality in I Corinthians and I Timothy

Part five of a series of posts on homosexuality in the Bible.

What Does the Bible Really Say About Homosexuality?

The first in a series of posts about homosexuality in the Bible.

It’s DADT that’s immoral – not homosexuality

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Jesus: Soft on defense. Wrong for America.

In recent debates between tea party-endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. Calling … Continued

Would you like some values with that tea?

Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell this weekend attended the annual conservative Values Voters summit in Washington, DC. There, she … Continued

Loving our neighbors

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

The Bible’s immigration policy

The Hebrew Bible mentions obligations to so-called strangers on numerous occasions. The message is pretty much always the same and … 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

Satan and the 2010 Census

By Kristin SwensonAssociate Professor of Religious Studies Virginia Commonwealth University I received my census form last week, filled it out, … Continued

Revisiting Pope Pius XII

Since the early 1960s, it has been fashionable to condemn Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) for keeping “silent” during the Holocaust … Continued

Memo to White America: Respect African American Preaching

We are at a national crossroads on race. There is a way forward out of this current mess and that … Continued

Rev. Huckabee vs. SBC?

In light of the responses to Friday’s post, I get the distinct impression that some of you are hankering for … Continued