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Christianity is not going away

Over the last decade, ostensibly secular New York City has seen increased church attendance and increased numbers of “born-again” believers.

Celebrations of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech obscure its critique

RNS () — It may be the most famous speech of the 20th century. Millions of American schoolchildren who never … Continued

The evolution of Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore

Russell Moore, the new chief ethicist for the Southern Baptist Convention, has Jesus in his heart, Wendell Berry on his … Continued

Why the faith of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects doesn’t matter, but yours does

It simply does not matter that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the two Chechen-born brothers suspected of perpetrating the attacks were … Continued

Church and state in France and the United States

Translated from the French by Jacques Berlinerblau A sociological approach to political secularism would define it according to its four … Continued

Hey atheists: You’ve got a friend

While there is such a thing as atheists who prefer to antagonize the religious of every stripe-and that’s certainly their … Continued

In Obama’s inauguraion speech, a new American religion

Mark Wilson GETTY IMAGES U.S. President Barack Obama gives his inauguration address during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West … Continued

Obama extols a biblical vision of equality for all in second inaugural

A presidential inauguration is by tradition the grandest ritual of America’s civil religion, but President Obama took the oath of … Continued

Thanksgiving?

AP President Obama, with daughters Sasha, center, and Malia, right, carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from … Continued

Obama’s ‘God talk’ was highlight of his convention acceptance speech

The subject of religion has long been nettlesome for President Obama, but perhaps never as nettlesome as it was when … Continued