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The Days of Awe and the years of horror

Sept. 3, 2013A worker removes notes from the cracks of the Western Wall. Workers cleaned out the cracks Sunday and … Continued

Meditation without God

Critical thinking ranks among the most dearly held values for those of us who are skeptical of religious faith. It’s … Continued

Pro-Life Movement: Not Just for Abortion Anymore

Members of a “new evangelical” movement promote a broadening conception of the term “pro- life.”

After giving up religion, atheists try giving up something else for Lent

What would an “atheist Lent” look like? A group of young nonbelievers are finding out, observing the Christian practice minus … Continued

Why are Millennials leaving the church?

Three-quarters of Millennialls agree that present-day Christianity has “good values and principles,” but strong majorities also agree that modern-day Christianity is “hypocritical” (58 percent), “judgmental” (62 percent), and “anti-gay” (64 percent).

Why we march for life

An unborn baby’s heart begins beating 18 days after conception – a tiny heartbeat, a human heartbeat, and a vulnerable … Continued

Is marriage becoming obsolete? Chat recap

In the wake of a report that showed that the proportion of American adults who are married is at an … Continued

Talking to your kids about sex

Note: In working on our book about marriage and sex (due out in early 2012), My wife Grace and I … Continued

Selective highlighting of scriptures has gone viral

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

Ten most significant cultural trends of the last decade

By Andy Crouch Ten years is a very short time. As I reflect on the world in 2011 compared to … Continued

Scripture written before homosexuality understood

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

How I rediscovered Christianity through Islam

By Philip Clayton I always thought that the way to believe more deeply was to surround myself with other Christians. … Continued

To the Class of 2010

Stanford has always played a unique role in the American imagination. It is a symbol of the American myth of … Continued

Human right to comfort the dying — and decide who comforts us

On rare occasions, a news development forcefully reminds us of what it means to be deprived of a basic human … Continued

When bishops play politics

They see themselves as crusaders for human rights–protectors of the innocent, the voiceless, and the powerless. After years of enduring … Continued

Clergy Leadership on Trial

A church court’s determination that Episcopal bishop Charles E. Bennison should be deposed after he was convicted of covering his … Continued

DNR Watch: The Politics of Prayer

Cameron Strang’s decision to opt out of delivering Monday evening’s DNC benediction makes you wonder why he agreed to do … Continued

God in Public — The New Challenge of Our Times

The Question: In his speech to U.S. bishops last week, Pope Benedict XVI said: “Any tendency to treat religion as … Continued

Jewish Identity Is What Each Jew Makes Of It

Actually, we don’t know “what Jewish Identity has meant in the past”–especially in the United States. The controversy over the … Continued

Religion: The Fourth ‘R’ in Education

Religion as a subject and the beliefs of individual religions absolutely should be taught in all schools and at all … Continued