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The Days of Awe and the years of horror

Sept. 3, 2013A worker removes notes from the cracks of the Western Wall. Workers cleaned out the cracks Sunday and … Continued

In wake of Newtown massacre, love more important than explanations

AP A woman puts a photo of a child on a makeshift memorial in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, … Continued

George Zimmerman on Trayvon Martin shooting: ‘All God’s plan’

In a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity that aired Wednesday, George Zimmerman said that he did not regret getting … Continued

Has religion made the world less safe?

The Bible depicts a world that, seen through modern eyes, is staggering in its savagery. People enslave, rape, and murder … Continued

What does the Bible say about sexuality?

By Jennifer Wright Knust Part II: Biblical Sexuality In the Bible, sexuality is a matter of roles, property rights, and … Continued

Who decides when medicine prolongs dying, not living?

Doctors at Gundersen Lutheran, long a pioneer in ensuring that the care provided to patients in their final months complies … Continued

Eco-friendly Christian theme park confounds

When Answers in Genesis (AIG), a Christian ministry in northern Kentucky announced that it was going to build a new … Continued

Does God need a plan?

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God … Continued

Summer reading for infidels

You may have noticed that the forces of religion are falling into a summer torpor. Even the Vatican is taking … Continued

Mormon marriage lessons

“The Roman Catholic Church and the Latter-day Saints (LDS) are working together as never before,” was the message from Mormon … Continued

Why aren’t Christians mourning the oil spill?

By Jonathan Merrittauthor The most destructive oil leak in U.S. history has been devastating: 11 people are dead, approximately 20 … Continued

Does the environmental movement need the faith community?

By Jonathan Merrittauthor Everyone seems to be going green these days, even a growing number in the faith community. A … Continued

Female moral superiority a dubious basis for reform

Once again, courtesy of the pedophilia crisis in the male-dominated Roman Catholic Church and the financial meltdown caused by Wall … Continued

Manhattan Declaration unlikely to inspire young Christians

By Jonathan Merrittauthor Take more than a hundred conservative Evangelicals, mix in a handful of Catholics, and sprinkle in a … Continued

Bishops as marriage experts

By David Waters The 60-page pastoral lecture letter on marriage issued this week by the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops defends … Continued

Sarah Palin’s ‘rogue’ Christianity

In her new book Sarah Palin writes that one summer at Bible Camp she “put my life in my creator’s … Continued

Vaccination: the moral imperative

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

We’re All Created in God’s Image, But Ordination Not a Right

It’s interesting that the question of homosexual ordination in the church has been framed here in terms of the Image … Continued

Pope Benedict on Economic Justice

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Pope Benedict’s long awaited encyclical calls for a radical rethinking of economics … Continued

Being True to God’s Call (Not Man’s)

Does religion empower women? It certainly can. Countless women throughout history have found strength and sustenance in dealing with great … Continued