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The Antichrist next door

Proximity to a target often removes its appeal, especially when antichrists are involved. Perhaps Michele Bachmann dissed her Lutheran denomination’s … Continued

President Obama’s faith challenge at the Democratic National Convention

AP President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he arrives at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport for the Democratic National Convention … Continued

White supremacy: The real ‘homegrown’ terrorism

GETTY IMAGES WHEATON, IL – AUGUST 06: Guests attend an interdenominational candlelight vigil at the Illinois Sikh Community Center August, … Continued

Bill Maher mocks Tim Tebow’s faith in controversial tweet

© Fred Prouser / Reuters REUTERS Comedian Bill Maher’s controversial tweet about Jesus and Tim Tebow has some calling for … Continued

Texas school board fights Islamic bias with Christian bias

By David Waters The Texas state board of education, which last May scrubbed “anti-Christian bias” from history textbooks that have … Continued

Dissecting Presidential Theology is not an American Tradition

There have now been billions of words (to which On Faith has made a considerable contribution) written about President Obama’s … Continued

I have a dream, too

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Morocco is not the problem

By Menachem Z. Rosensaftprofessor, Cornell Law School I take no position on whether countries should prohibit religious proselytizing. Over the … Continued

Why Obama’s Cairo speech didn’t change perceptions

By Roland Schatzfounder and editor in chief Media Tenor Research Institute At the gathering at the Bibliotheka Alexendrina, the dominant … Continued

Political Christians

How many kinds of Christians are there? Here’s a partial list: Amish, Assembly of God, Baptist, Catholic, Christian Science, Evangelical, … Continued

Suffer the little immigrant children

By Anthea ButlerUniversity of Pennsylvania and The First Lady’s recent encounter with a young girl who admitted that her … Continued

Evangelicals will rise to replace old Protestant establishment

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … 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

Cross purposes

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler The cross in the desert can stay. Or, more precisely, the federal government … Continued

A shelter for my grandchildren: The limits of volunteerism

By Paul Rogat Loebauthor activist April is National Volunteer Month and from April 23-25 we celebrate Global Youth Service Day … Continued

Imagining the Shroud of Turin

The exhibition of the Shroud of Turin has begun. As news stories will inevitably remind us, the Shroud has become … Continued

Can war or violence ever be necessary?

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

The end of the church of Oprah?

By Elizabeth Tenety The queen is abdicating her throne. The little Baptist girl from Mississippi who became one of the … Continued

Racism and the Religious Right

There has been a fair amount of debate about the part race has played in the town hall meetings about … Continued

Need Plus Greed

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall “Don’t give money to the beggar with a baby,” a colleague cautioned me in … Continued