Religious Rhetoric

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Candida Moss debunks the ‘myth’ of Christian persecution

Growing up Catholic in England, Candida Moss felt secure in life, yet was told in church that Christians have been … Continued

Q&A with hip-hop expert Monica Miller

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hip-hop’s all the rage at universities and seminaries these days. Scholars parse its angry and often violent … Continued

Occupy Wall Street protesters: Human rights begin at home

AFP/GETTY IMAGES People gather in Washington Square Park in New York on Sept. 15, 2012 during an Occupy Wall Street … Continued

Romney’s play-it-safe speech

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech during the final day of … Continued

Tim Tebow an underdog for a troubled time

He arrived at a time when the nation was fearful and fighting malaise, hungry for a hero to root for, … Continued

Tim Tebow: Evidence of things unseen

Doug Pensinger GETTY IMAGES DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 30: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prepares to take … Continued

The secret ingredient in Herman Cain’s success

Nati Harnik AP In this Oct. 22, 2011 photo, Republican presidential candidate, businessman Herman Cain speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. … Continued

Political Islam an unfortunate hot potato

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

God, guns, and politics: an unholy Trinity

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

People of faith just as fed up as nonbelievers

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

Glenn Beck and the restoration of American civil religion

By Amarnath Amarasingam  Ever since sociologist Robert Bellah wrote “Civil Religion in America” in 1967, the concept has become one … Continued

No religious basis for 9/11

The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque planned for construction near Ground … Continued

Palestine must be a secular state

By Hussein IbishSenior Fellow, American Task Force on Palestine As Palestinians press the international community to live up to its … Continued

Political Altar Egos

By David Waters The Advocate newspaper of Baton Rouge raised questions last week about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s regular speaking appearances … Continued

A “Christian” Nation Wouldn’t Act This Way

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued

Religious Rhetoric: Obama Tones It Down, And Chief Justice Roberts Bungles Secular Oath

President Barack Obama’s inaugural address, which was notable for its sober, realistic assessment of the challenges our nation confronts, was … Continued

Religion on Inauguration Morning ’09

“On Faith” asked for reviews of “the religious rhetoric in President Obama’s inauguration address and the inaugural prayers by Rick … Continued

Inauguration Prayerful, Not Religious

My daughter, fresh in from the Inauguration, asked me what I’d thought of Rick Warren’s prayer. And I said it … Continued

The Religious Case For

Here is the sad truth about the unimportant, uninteresting, irrelevant, add no value and unfortunately polarizing and divisive way in … Continued

Is Obama the Antichrist?

On Nov. 5, Todd Strandberg was at his desk, fielding E-mails from around the world. As the editor and founder … Continued