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What’s a Christian theologian doing at a conference on secularism?

As a Christian theologian, I gladly accepted the invitation to speak at the conference “Secularism on the Edge: The Church … Continued

Pregnancy from rape is not ‘God’s will

AP Republican Richard Mourdock, candidate for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat, participates in a debate with Democrat Joe Donnelly and Libertarian … Continued

JPMorgan and the problem of hubris

TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP/GETTY IMAGES People walk past the JP Morgan Chase Building on Park Avenue May 15, 2012 in … Continued

5 questions with Dr. Cornel West on Occupy Wall Street

The following is excerpted from a recent interview between On Faith’s Sally Quinn and Dr. Cornel West. A full transcript … Continued

The high priest of evolution

Richard Dawkins is a high priest worshipping at the feet of Charles Darwin. Dawkins, who seems in his recent post … Continued

100 years of International Women’s Day doesn’t mean women have achieved equality

On March 19, 1911, the first international celebration dedicated to women’s work and roles took place. Thus 2011 marks the … Continued

Rep. King using Nixon’s playbook: create the enemies you need

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

What does the Bible say about sexual desire?

By Jennifer Wright Knust Part III: Biblical Desire Attempting to describe the love of the soul for God, the third-century … Continued

“Blessed are the peacemakers,” and that includes you, Mr. President

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

Profaning creation

Q: The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it … Continued

Secular fundamentalism

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

The new interfaith theologians

Today’s guest blogger is Cassie Meyer, the Director of Content for Interfaith Youth Core. Cassie has a Master’s Degree from … Continued

The dangers of a National Day of Prayer

Q: Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event … Continued

Christian love and sex

By Diarmaid MacCullochscholar, author What constitutes Christian love amid the sweaty delights of sex? Organized religion always takes an interest … Continued

Heaven is wherever God’s will is done

What is your vision of heaven? What images from scripture, tradition or your own personal experience describe it best? My … Continued

Exploring the future of Islam

My new book, “The Future of Islam,” seeks to understand the struggle for reform in Islam, sometimes described as a … Continued

Debating suffering is easy; Alleviating suffering is harder

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

Religious abuses of just wars and holy wars

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

Repairing Religious Wounds

By Wendy Sternberg, MDFounder, Executive Director, Genesis at the Crossroads “We will not be able to mention any religion (Jewish, … Continued

Freedom of Religion = Freedom to Choose

First, the question is problematic for anyone who does not believe that God is a male nor that “he” has … Continued