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Should Christians support intervention in Syria? No.

Aug. 21, 2013Activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed in a toxic gas attack. Activists allege that … Continued

Is God an angry ogre? Presbyterians and Baptists debate

RNS () — The dispute over dropping a beloved Christian song from a new Presbyterian hymnal has widened into a … Continued

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A New Earth Day Theology

God is judging our sin against the planet, and She is very, very angry about it.

What did Jesus do on Holy Saturday?

Every Christian knows the story: Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. But … Continued

You’ve heard of evangelicals, but just who are they?

Evangelicals have been in the news a lot lately, from the Denver Broncos’ Tim Tebow and his take-a-knee prayers to … Continued

Bishop of Episcopal Diocese calls for marriage equality in Maryland

A recent Washington Post poll revealed an intriguing, and, to me, distressing dynamic regarding the role of religion in the … Continued

Faithful Citizenship in 2012 

The American bishops’ landmark 2007 instruction to Catholics about politics will be not be changed, but will be re-issued in … Continued

Does nuclear power usurp the power of God?

The world is responding to the horrible devastation from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan with compassion and offers of … Continued

We need more faith and more reason

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

The pope as pastor

By Sister Mary Ann Walsh Reports on Pope Benedict’s September 16-19 visit to England and Scotland where he is expected … Continued

Human creativity and immaturity

Q: The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it … Continued

Our complicity and responsibility

Q: The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it … Continued

Why conservative Christians should support nuclear abolition

By Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevensonfounder and director, Two Futures Project When most people think of abolishing nuclear weapons, they think of … Continued

The gospel truth behind Beck’s inartful words

(Originally published on my blog) Fox News broadcaster Glenn Beck is famous for launching verbal grenades, and he did so … Continued

Haiti and the hypocrisy of Christian theology

We know what caused the catastrophe in Haiti. It was the bumping and grinding of the Caribbean Plate rubbing up … Continued

Why bad people do good things

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

Liberal Catholics Rejoice in Pope’s Encyclical

By Jacqueline L. Salmon To call progressive Catholics jubilant over today’s encyclical by Pope Benedict XVI is understating the case. … Continued

Be Suspicious of Religious Authorities Telling You What the Bible Says

I have done Bible studies with battered women for decades. In book chapters and articles, I have written about what … Continued

Strange Bedfellows: Rick Warren, Melissa Etheridge and MPAC

This past weekend Rick Warren, in what has got to be one of the most unexpected combinations ever, was keynote … Continued

Religion Only One Factor in Nigeria Violence

Violence is the byproduct of religion plus politics, not religion alone. Even if one could imagine a world without religion, … Continued