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‘Religious fiction': Isn’t that redundant?

Apparently authors can usually choose whether to call their books fiction or nonfiction.

Obama’s use of Scripture has elements of Lincoln, King

President Obama will publicly take the oath of office with Bibles once owned by his political heroes, Abraham Lincoln and … Continued

One way for Muslims to overcome bin Laden’s legacy

Not long ago, Anders Behring Breivik, 32, a man manufactured by an agenda of hate and extremism, ended the lives … Continued

Gabby’s neckrub: Love never fails

By Elizabeth From her bed in the ICU, where she is making breathtaking progress in recovering from a point-blank … Continued

Christmas after leaving the church

By Randy Roberts Potts When I was a kid in the 1980s, I attended a small Evangelical Christian school for … Continued

“Through a glass, darkly,” and that goes double for politicians

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

God, Gravity, and the New Green Gospel

Last week, when physicist Stephen Hawking flung his gauntlet at the feet of the creator God in a press release … Continued

Unreason in charge in the oil spill crisis

If you doubt that the greatest, long-term danger to American democracy is the unreason that chokes our public discourse as … Continued

Obama Is The Moral High Ground

The struggle for decent, affordable health care for all Americans is a test of the national character. That was the … Continued

Religious Allusions, not Illusions

The Inauguration ceremony, the prayer service on Monday, and several other pre-and-post inaugural events went on without much religious controversy. … Continued

Rev. Lowery’s Last-Minute Elbow

In the glory of it all, when so much other history was evoked by this inaugural moment, it was oddly … Continued

Obama’s Religious Message: Grow Up, America

Barack Hussein Obama, 44th President of the United States, has put away the flights of campaign rhetoric, the call and … Continued

Religious Rhetoric: Obama Tones It Down, And Chief Justice Roberts Bungles Secular Oath

President Barack Obama’s inaugural address, which was notable for its sober, realistic assessment of the challenges our nation confronts, was … Continued

Inauguration of a New Spirituality

The most moving words from the past in President Obama’s inaugural speech weren’t the few he quoted from Paul’s letter … Continued

Religion for Adults

The image that kept coming into my mind as I was reading Mr. Hitchens’ book God is Not Great is … Continued