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How the Internet is changing the Muslim world’s view of the West

The Internet can do many things — help mobilize massive social uprisings in the Arab Spring, raise thousands of dollars … Continued

Romney, Obama and the elephants in the room

A previous version of the blog entry misspelled author Vishal Mangalwadi’s and Rabbi Daniel Sperber’s name. I could see Anwar … Continued

Lisa Brown, silenced on the Michigan House floor, helps read ‘Vagina Monolgues’ on statehouse steps

Dale G. Young AP Rep. Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, from left, Rep. Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield, playwright Eve Ensler and Sen. … Continued

Lisa Brown, Michigan lawmaker, performs ‘Vagina Monlogues’ after being silenced during debate

The ghost of Aristotle suddenly appeared in the Michigan House of Representatives last week when House Speaker James Bolgersilenced State … Continued

For young evangelicals, can true love wait?

Mary Altaffer ASSOCIATED PRESS Bristol Palin poses for photographers on the red carpet during an event to promote National Teen … Continued

Sex and the Anti-Economics of Love

By Tim Muldoon A quick glance around the colliding worlds of the blogosphere and academia reveals an interesting datum: many, … Continued

The poison of unified religious power an old cultural lesson from Spain

Years ago, before the rise of radical Islamism was a political issue in the West, I visited the great mosque … Continued

My faith values Jon Stewart’s sanity

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

What matters more than biblical literacy?

On Faith Question: In Pew Forum survey released Tuesday atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of … Continued

Converting to Islam today

By Alison Lake This essay is the second in a series about religious conversion. Click here to read Alison’s first … Continued

Summer reading for infidels

You may have noticed that the forces of religion are falling into a summer torpor. Even the Vatican is taking … Continued

Western democratic governments suffer double handicap

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Conflicting cultural norms require respect, restraint

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

The verbal assault on Islam

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Ban the burqa? What about my Quaker hat?

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Calling for Muslim outrage

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

America’s secular saboteurs

By Bill DonohuePresident, Catholic League There are many ways cultural nihilists are busy trying to sabotage America these days: multiculturalism … Continued

A Dishonest Review About Islam

Whoever selects and assigns the books on Islam for the Sunday New York Times Book Review needs to widen his … Continued

Burqa Battle Is Over Competing Visions of Religion in Public Square

President Obama recently criticized a French law that prohibits Muslim girls and women from wearing body- and face-covering garments in … Continued

Our Judeo-Christian-Islamic Tradition

By Robert Parhamexecutive director, Baptist Center for Ethics The last place one would expect to meet the father of Jesus … Continued