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Forgive Lance Armstrong?

Tom Pennington GETTY IMAGES Cyclist Lance Armstrong addresses participants at The LIVESTRONG Challenge Ride at the Palmer Events Center on … Continued

Lance Armstrong’s confession: An American ritual

George Burns AP In this Jan. 14 photo, cyclist Lance Armstrong listens to a question from Oprah Winfrey during taping … Continued

Tiger Woods’ confession of sin

By Elizabeth Tenety It’s beginning to look a lot like scandal. After a week of swirling rumors and allegations following … Continued

Lust Messes Up, Love Straightens Out: Ask Mark Sanford

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

Real Humility, Beyond the Sound Bites

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

A Governor, a King, and the Tragedy of Adultery

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

A Convenient Love

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

The Wages of Pandering

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

King David’s Playbook for Political Sex Scandals

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

Did the Faithful Repent? Check their Lives

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

Grace in the Gospel

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

It’s a Southern Thing

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

Hang from a Tall Tree: Shades of Clinton and Lewinsky

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

Our Political Illusions and Delusions

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

The Desire for God and One Another

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

Confession: A Lifeline or Just a Line?

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

God Talk Works For Most Americans

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

The Pandering Penitents

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

The Scarlet Letter For Politicians

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued