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How Evangelicals Can Regain Our Superpowers

What if rejecting religious freedom laws actually helps evangelicals rediscover the power of the Gospel?

Can a Radical Pope Change American Culture Wars?

Pope Francis has rattled the right by shifting power and emphasizing new priorities.

10 Myths About Evangelicals Debunked

Let’s address some widespread misconceptions about what it means to be an evangelical.

Rolling a Joint: Metaphor for a Nation Losing Its Way

This is the casual face of anomie — the breakdown of moral guidance and resulting alienation from society.

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Imagine the Right’s Religion

The religious right wants to own the table, determine what goes on it and force-feed everyone the same gruel they consume.

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Ken Cuccinelli and the Fading of the Religious Right

GOP nominee Ken Cuccinelli failed to sufficiently mobilize his long-time core constituency of white evangelical Christians.

Suzan Johnson Cook defends her work on religious freedom and explains why she left

WASHINGTON — Suzan Johnson Cook, who resigned this month as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said she left for … Continued

Survey: Libertarian numbers are small but their social, political clout is growing

WASHINGTON — A new statistical portrait of libertarians examines their political and cultural views just as a Libertarian Party candidate … Continued

What the Confederate Flag in Front of White House Says About Our Political Battles

This is the racist legacy of slavery and its aftermath, as typified in Civil War symbolism.

The Values Voter Summit Doesn’t Own God

I cringe as I listen to speeches invoking God’s name on behalf of political agendas.

Religious groups feel the pinch of government shutdown

WASHINGTON — As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and … Continued

Atheists at the Pulpit

Congregations of atheists may be the new, beneficial alternative to organized religion.

Dispelling the myth of a ‘Christian nation’

(Brandon Thibodeaux — GETTY IMAGES) Culture warriors, pseudo historians and opportunistic politicians have spent the last several decades peddling the … Continued

Report: Americans hold different views of what “religious” means

 There is a lopsided divide in America about what it means to be a religious person, with a majority believing … Continued

COMMENTARY: The truth about religious freedom in the military

WASHINGTON — Serving in the armed forces is one of the most honorable professions one can choose in our society. … Continued

Conservatives say religious freedom is ‘under attack’ in military

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers and conservative activists concerned that religious expression in the military is “under attack” are rallying behind a … Continued

Triumph and tragedy at SCOTUS

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harrer/BLOOMBERG ) For those of us in the faith community, this past … Continued

Rick Santorum: Faith-based movies will ‘rival Hollywood’

ST. LOUIS — It’s not the message you might expect to hear from Rick Santorum, the Christian-conservative former presidential candidate: … Continued

How to read (and think) like an atheist

There were two categories of teenagers in the 1950s: those who could name one book by an atheist and those … Continued

Coalition to protect religious freedom shows its fault lines

WASHINGTON — In a conference full of people who champion traditional religious values, Amardeep Singh knew that everyone might not … Continued