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Walter White and the Gospel According to ‘Breaking Bad’

RNS () — Wither Walter White? How the morality tale of a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who transforms himself (first by … Continued

Forget the IRS and Benghazi! Here’s the real scandal

Bill O’Leary / THE WASHINGTON POST Scandals in American government are nothing new. As King Solomon noted, “There is nothing … Continued

The Iraq war: How our nation lost its soul

The Iraq war was not a Just War. It has been a moral, fiscal and geopolitical disaster for the United … Continued

White House: Drone program ‘legal,’ ‘ethical’ and ‘wise.’ Is it?

Kirsty Wigglesworth AP In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, an unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, … Continued

On 200th birthday, there’s no’bah humbug’ for Charles Dickens

‘’I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the … Continued

Pastors to challenge IRS over political endorsements, and they’re likely to get away with it

LOS ANGELES — In a matter of days, some 1,400 American pastors are planning to break the law. And they’re … Continued

Rosh Hashanah: The start of a new year for humankind as a whole

REUTERS Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City Sept. 16, 2012, ahead … Continued

Obama’s ‘God talk’ was highlight of his convention acceptance speech

The subject of religion has long been nettlesome for President Obama, but perhaps never as nettlesome as it was when … Continued

Keller on Romney: Voters ’want to be convinced that he gets them’

“Portraying Mitt Romney as a guy you would invite to your kid’s bar mitzvah is not credible. And in any … Continued

Republican Paul Ryan still has a Randian problem

Four years ago, when it was discovered that Sarah Palin attended a Pentecostal church in Wasilla, Alaska, the question ‘What … Continued

Affordable Care Act ruling promises religious fights for the forseeable future

Mark Wilson GETTY IMAGES Health-care law opponents and proponents gatherin front of he U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 … Continued

Kathleen Sebelius speaks at Georgetown about religious freedom

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius indirectly addressed the controversy over requiring insurance coverage for birth control by invoking … Continued

Obama’s embrace of gay marriage makes for a spiritual Mother’s Day

When President Obama threw his support behind same-sex marriage, he did something much more than please the members of the … Continued

In SXSW ‘homeless hotspots,’ have we lost our humanity?

So many homeless, and such a need in today’s society for fast Internet access–put them together and what have you … Continued

How Obama should fight the ‘war on religion’

A very wise Trappist monk once told me that unless everyone gets to heaven, no one will. It’s this sense … Continued

Tim Tebow and the second coming

There are a lot of fans out there who believe that Tim Tebow may be the Second Coming of Jesus … Continued

We need a new Social Gospel: the moral imperative of collective bargaining

Where is Walter Rauschenbusch, the great theological voice of the Social Gospel, today? Well, he’s been in Madison, WI and … Continued

Henry Kissinger’s betrayal: a stark contrast with other American Jews in public life

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft There can be no question that the recently released White House recordings by the Nixon Presidential … Continued

Voting is a moral and spiritual act

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

The real electoral insanity is ignoring the Afghan war

Aqua Buddha. “Man up.” Obamacare. Same-sex marriage. No new taxes. Deficit spending. Ground Zero mosque. Christian nation. Or not. What’s … Continued