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Why We Shouldn’t Keep Christ in Christmas

We should look to Jesus’ example of humility before we try forcing His message onto the world.

How Not to Get Sucked into a Facebook Smack Down

Three things Christians should remember before contributing to a social media brawl.

Why Your Church Needs to Listen to the Culture

The next Christian witness will look more like the “unchurched” than the “churched.”

I’m Not Gay, But I Am Jealous

6 things the atheist movement can learn from the LGBT movement.

Can a Radical Pope Change American Culture Wars?

Pope Francis has rattled the right by shifting power and emphasizing new priorities.

Franklin Graham’s Facebook Power Play

How Billy Graham’s son transformed a complicated debate about pluralism into a culture war.

The Pope and the President: What to Look for in the Obama-Francis Summit

Reporter David Gibson offers initial ideas on how President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis could play out.

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Ken Cuccinelli and the Fading of the Religious Right

GOP nominee Ken Cuccinelli failed to sufficiently mobilize his long-time core constituency of white evangelical Christians.

Pope Francis fires a warning shot at church’s ‘top-down’ bureaucracy

RNS () — Pope Francis has once again given a startlingly candid interview that reinforces his vision of a Catholic … Continued

Can Pope Francis help end the culture wars?

Francis’ words may be the push needed to keep the Catholic faith above the mess of American politics.

Is Pope Francis a liberal?

The question gets some answers – and even more questions.

ANALYSIS: Pope Francis stuns the church. But will it have a lasting effect?

RNS () — Pope Francis on Thursday (Sept. 19) rocked the Catholic Church and surprised the wider world with a … Continued

Pope Francis: A ‘good Christian’ prays for bad politicians

ROME — Wading into ongoing debates over religion and politics, Pope Francis on Sunday (Sept. 15) gently chided Christians to … Continued

Back to school, putting a face to another’s faith

(istockphoto) No quick fix diplomatic or military will dissolve the centuries of distrust and rivalry that fuel the sectarian conflict … Continued

Newest ‘Values Voters’ adversary to America: The Emergent Church.

RNS () — Christian conservatives who think Satan is using communism and Islam to bring down America can add a … Continued

Kansas school surrenders to ignorance, removes Islam display

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual hajj or pilgrimage in the holy … Continued

Evangelical ‘Messy Middle’ is more accepting of gays

RNS () — A new voice is emerging in the evangelical community, and it’s turning away from the church’s vocal … Continued

Dispelling the myth of a ‘Christian nation’

(Brandon Thibodeaux — GETTY IMAGES) Culture warriors, pseudo historians and opportunistic politicians have spent the last several decades peddling the … Continued

Pope Francis: The end of ‘fortress Catholicism’?

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

Whatever happened to the wrath of God?

Talk about the “wrath of God” kindles all sorts of images in the minds of contemporary Americans. Some immediately think … Continued