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The Miracle that Makes the Red Sea Look Like a Child’s Joke

A Q&A with prominent evangelical author Eric Metaxas.

Why atheists should respect believers

Mark Poprocki / iStock Certain atheists are happy to proclaim their disgust for religion and believers whenever they get a … Continued

Texas won’t mess with facts on evolution

Do the laws of nature apply in Texas and should these children be exposed to theories of evolution?

Earth isn’t just home, it’s holy

Full disc satellite image of Earth from Russian Electro-L satellite (Russian Earth Observation centre) There is now a single issue … Continued

Signs of God in spring?

Over two decades ago this month, when my youngest son, Jonathan, was a second grader, I was having some after-school … Continued

Jews trek to the Mojave Desert for a visceral Passover

More than 3,000 years ago, the Israelites escaped bondage in Egypt and made themselves into a nation in the Sinai … Continued

The end of the world has been postponed – again

AP People gather around a sacred fire at the Mayan archeological site of Iximche during a ceremony marking the end … Continued

Dec. 21, 2012 marks the shifting of eras, says Mayan spiritual leader

AFP AFP/GETTY IMAGES This picture shows the sunset from Cisternino, in the southern Italian region of Puglia on Dec. 11, … Continued

Sci-fi ‘Anomaly’ and the church of popular culture

Recently, writer Harry “Skip” Brittenham and artist Brian Haberlin released their epic science fiction multimedia project “Anomaly” to the delight … 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

Mitt Romney, Health Care, and Eco-Womanism

AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures during a rally in Abingdon, Va., on Oct. 5, 2012. … Continued

Mitt Romney’s hard-hearted twist on the Mormon work ethic

Sometimes, when Mitt Romney steps in it, as he did this week , it’s helpful to look to his religion … Continued

In Conversation: Sikhism, Islam, and Hinduism

Sarah L. Voisin WASHINGTON POST Sikh supporters stand with photos and signs in remembrance for the Wisconsin Gurdwara shootings. The … Continued

What “Dummies” need to know about atheism

Dale McGowan, author of “Atheism for Dummer,” boils down the basics.

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

Why we need college degrees more than we need faith

Rick Santorum has made a number of outlandish statements recently during this presidential campaign that appear derive from his religious … Continued

Fat Tuesday: Last call before Lent

Fat Tuesday, a.k.a., Mardi Gras, has a reputation for the raucous, but the celebratory season before Lent’s fasting and repentance … Continued

Tu’Bshvat: Celebrating the beauty that surrounds us

When I was about to turn 21, and my brother Charles was 19, we took a road trip across the … Continued

Rethink, not reload

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Spiritual power in war

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