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No government shutdown: A biblical case for government

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg Good government is not the enemy of the people, either in the Bible, or today in … Continued

Colorado floods of ‘biblical proportions’

Sept. 14, 2013A wall clings to the remnants of a house in Jamestown, Colo., after a flash flood destroyed much … Continued

Vladimir Putin and God

How exactly does “God created us equal” work in Russia, Mr. Putin?

What can we know about Jesus?

May 3, 2013A boy kisses an icon of Christ as he prays during Good Friday at the St. Sava temple … Continued

ANALYSIS: A cultural wave on gay marriage reaches the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Sometimes a court opinion is more than just a court opinion. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 26-page decision Wednesday (June 26) … Continued

Gay marriage opponents make their case to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Foes of same-sex marriage are warning the Supreme Court that lifting state or federal restrictions would threaten their … Continued

Will all popes after Benedict XVI abdicate?Will all popes after Benedict XVI abdicate?

View Photo Gallery: Pope Benedict XVI said Monday that he will resign at the end of February because he no longer … Continued

Thanks to humanity

AP This June 21, 2011 file photo shows a billboard at 417 North James in Columbus, Ohio, one of several … Continued

Pluralism and prejudice: How conflicts over religious pluralism reveal America’s new ‘Sacred Ground’

The only Protestant running for president in 2012 is President Obama, an American of both a racially and a religiously … Continued

White supremacy: The real ‘homegrown’ terrorism

GETTY IMAGES WHEATON, IL – AUGUST 06: Guests attend an interdenominational candlelight vigil at the Illinois Sikh Community Center August, … Continued

Mormons’ love-hate relationship with America

SALT LAKE CITY — As Americans celebrate the nation’s founding, some Mormons may outdo their neighbors in fireworks, fanfare and … Continued

Faith in future generations

Malcolm Linton GETTY IMAGES A child hangs in a scale as relief workers determine his level of malnutrition at a … Continued

Is the Internet the enemy of faith?

Mario Tama GETTY IMAGES Ultra-Orthodox Jews take in the view from Citi Field at a meeting to discuss the risks … Continued

On gay marriage, is Obama ‘imposing his religion’?

I was glad to see President Obama come out in favor of same-sex marriage last week. Don’t get me wrong—I … Continued

Why Easter changes everything

Unlike Christmas, Easter doesn’t have a crazed shopping season preceding it. It doesn’t have its own tree. It doesn’t spawn … Continued

For Muslims, birth control is a moral issue

Birth control is a moral issue. Not because the God who created the universe in all its glory and complexity … Continued

Atheists rally on National Mall in show of political force

WASHINGTON — Atheists and nonbelievers gathered on the National Mall Saturday (March 24) in a bid to show politicians, voters … Continued

A very atheist Christmas

When people find out I’m an atheist, the question often comes up about what I do during the Christmas holidays. … Continued

Atheism on the upswing in America

Atheism – The absence of theism. So if you doubt the existence of any gods more than you believe in … Continued

Rick Santorum to Piers Morgan: Believing ‘eternal truths’ on homosexuality is not ‘bigotry’

Former Pennsylvania Senator and GOP presidential Bruce Smith AP Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum leaves a speaking engagement in Charleston, … Continued