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Conservative Christianity and the transgender question

The Internet is abuzz with conversation about the “T” in “LGBT” this week, after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into … Continued

The religious case for legalized abortion

It is the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. More than 35 million women in the … Continued

At Occupy Wall Street, God is in the air

HENNY RAY ABRAMS AP A coalition of clergy carried a “False Idol” to the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti … Continued

Another brick in the wall of separation?

By David Waters A California public school district is refusing the place on a new school campus six bricks inscribed … Continued

A ‘Christian nation’ at Christmas?

Rev. Erik Walker Wikstrom If you’re going to keep the Christ in Christmas . . . Stephen Colbert beat me … Continued

Was Muhammad an Advent prophet?

Advent celebrates the scriptural words prophesizing the coming of the Lord. But should we Catholics also include the Muslim Prophet … Continued

What Does the Bible Really Say About Homosexuality?

The first in a series of posts about homosexuality in the Bible.

Cowardice and hypocrisy surround DADT

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

The flunking of religion

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

God, politics and Ms. O’Donnell

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

Labor Day religious lessons

As we celebrate Labor Day with barbeques and final trips to the beach this weekend, Americans should take a moment … Continued

Thank God for liberation theology

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Is Islam a primary driver or cause of terrorism?

Islam, like all world religions, neither supports nor requires illegitimate violence. The Quran does not advocate or condone terrorism. To … Continued

Reject religion, get closer to Christ

Author Anne Rice said last week that she was ‘quitting Christianity:’ The once-lapsed Catholic wrote that she was could no … Continued

OYL! — Corruption, the Spirit, the Earth and us

Three months! — and it is even clearer now we are facing not an oil “spill” in the Gulf, the … Continued

Love thy illegal immigrant neighbor

By Rev. Erik Walker WikstromUnitarian Universalist minister and author A friend of mine recently wrote on her Facebook page, “As … Continued

Social justice mandated by God

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

Evangelicals for immigration reform

Like tens of thousands of other Americans, I’ll be in Washington D.C. this Sunday in the March for America rally … Continued

Why evangelicals want immigration reform this year

With the significant exception of Native Americans, most of us can trace our ancestry to another country or continent. We … Continued

Health care and God

Here’s where I get confused about the place and role of God when it comes to making public policy. Understand, … Continued