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Why atheists should respect believers

Mark Poprocki / iStock Certain atheists are happy to proclaim their disgust for religion and believers whenever they get a … Continued

Hell is a reality distortion field

Uncredited AP This photo provided by Kevin Miller XI Productions Inc. shows exorcist Bob Larson, left, at work in a … Continued

From Jesus’ socialism to capitalistic Christianity

A truly strange thing has happened to American Christianity. A set of profound contradictions have developed within modern conservative Christianity, … Continued

Faith seeks understanding

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

All religions equally wrong, but not in same ways

Q: Are all religions the same? The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ … Continued

The moral imperative to win

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

A patron saint of globalization

By Tim MuldoonBoston College and May 10 marked the 400th anniversary of the death of Matteo Ricci, the Italian … Continued

When Jewish law and Christian doctrine collide

Q: Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and … Continued

Elvis at 75: Long live the king

By David Waters Elvis Presley would have been 75 years old on Friday. Thousands of people will attend his birthday … Continued

Influence on equal terms

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

Michael Jackson’s Sabbath Rest

He was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, he married a Scientologist, and his brother wanted him to convert to Islam. … Continued

Democracy at Liberty

By David Waters A minor squabble over the rights of student Democrats at the late Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University has … Continued

Should Churches be Marketed Like Toothpaste?

Are you more loyal to your brand of toothpaste or bathroom tissue than your church denomination? If so, you are … Continued

Religion has Duped Women

When the Rev. T.D. Jakes preached “Woman, thou art loosed!” years ago, it was like the windows of heaven had … Continued

Will My Faith Survive the Facts?

Last Monday, I had the opportunity to meet On Faith Co-Moderator Sally Quinn at a luncheon debate where she was … Continued

What’s Wrong with Black Liberation Theology?

When people talk about Jeremiah Wright, they usually mention that his was the church that called itself “Unashamedly black and … Continued

Faith and the Health of “My Whole Being”

As is my custom, I conducted some interviews before writing my response to the question, “Do you believe that faith … Continued

Why We Need a New Jesus

Searching for the real Jesus has been a growth industry and an obsession for several decades now. We read about … Continued

Spirituality and Teilhard de Chardin

Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French Jesuit priest who died in 1955, offered the first Christian spirituality that fully … Continued

What About the Atheists?

When Christopher Hitchens observes that, “Religion is violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism and tribalism and bigotry, invested in ignorance … Continued