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Rev. Luis Leon gives benediction at Obama inauguration: ‘

JEWEL SAMAD AFP/GETTY IMAGES President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and family members listen to Reverend Dr. Luis … Continued

‘Jesus wife’ papyrus provides additional confirmation on early church history

Karen L. King (C) KAREN L. KING 2012 You know there’s a buzz out there when 100 emails come into … Continued

Democrats’ altar call in Charlotte

Charlie Neibergall AP President Obama addresses the delegates in Charlotte on Sept. 6. After more than 30 years of teaching … Continued

Barbara Johnson’s Buddhist Catholicism

The story we’ve been covering in recent days about a Maryland priest who refused to give a lesbian Communion at … Continued

Martin Luther King Jr., the preacher

The Associated Press AP The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. … Continued

The scandal of atheist campaigns against Christmas

By Frederick W. Schmidt This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War … Continued

Here is the Church, Here is the Steeple, Open the Doors and…

By Frederick W. SchmidtSouthern Methodist University, and Patheos Expert …Not so many people. Why? In part, apparently, because we are … Continued

All religions call us to radical love

There is a unity without uniformity in religion. The diverse ways that the various traditions think about the relationship between … Continued

The Rev. Barbie

She’s been a princess, a firefighter, a Marine and a ballerina. After years of soul-searching, Barbie has finally found her … Continued

Holy wars and weapons

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler As ABC News first reported, Trijicon, a Michigan company, has been supplying rifle scopes … Continued

Just as easy (and hard) to be good (and bad) without God

Q: Is there good without God? Can people be good without God? How can people be good, in the moral … Continued

Unity Walk 2009

By Rev. Mpho Tutupriest, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Washington, DC The events of September 11, 2001, shocked the world. … Continued

It’s a Southern Thing

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

Walking the Episcopal Tightrope

Last week I read of the fracture of the Episcopal Church over the issue of gay relationships and gay clergy … Continued

Humility for Christmas

If only I’d brought the sword and the hood along with me to the mall. It doesn’t take much to … Continued

Fear of God and Darwin

Visit a public school biology class in Alabama today, and you may likely find a sticker on the textbook disclaiming … Continued

McCain’s Conversion: Political or Spiritual?

Barack Obama’s religious affiliation has received a lot of attention, but while he may have benefited politically for a time … Continued

Iran is Not the Enemy

The “axis of evil” has no relevance for me when I think of Iran, a country I’ve found to have … Continued

Abortion, Gun Control and Other False Choices

The long season of Pennsylvania’s primary discontent is now coming to a blessed close. Marred by candidate stumbles, the six-week … Continued

Education and Christianity: Mutually Exclusive?

John 20:18: Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them … Continued