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Founding Father - Jefferson Memorial, National Mall, Washington
Founders’ view of prayer should prevail at Supreme Court

The Founding Fathers found a common ground in prayer that should still guide us today.

The missing message in today’s churches

The hub of Christianity is not “do something for Jesus.” The hub of Christianity is “Jesus has done everything for you.” And my fear is that too many people, both inside and outside the church, have heard our “do more, try harder” sermons and pleas for intensified devotion and concluded that the focus of the Christian faith is the work that we do instead of the work God has done for us in the person of Jesus.

I’ll take my salvation without the snakes, please

RNS () — If there were such a thing as “spiritual hazard pay” for columnists, I would be filing a … Continued

Francis, the peace pope

Francis’ anti-war rhetoric is quickly earning him a unique place in papal history.

Worshippers’ digital distraction may not be all bad

SALT LAKE CITY — Tyler Woolstenhulme might be loath to admit it, but sometimes he’s not paying attention in church. … Continued

Lutherans may discuss disputes over joint worship

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Synod Lutherans from around the country will spend the next several days here for a national … Continued

Religion is in trouble. The word, that is.

Religion is in trouble in the United States. The word, that is. Sociologists say that we are increasingly divided over … Continued

Lutherans re-elect Matthew Harrison despite Newtown “debacle”

Members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod re-elected the Rev. Matthew Harrison as their president in a landslide, despite the so-called … Continued

Catholic rocker Matt Maher finds cross-over appeal among evangelicals

Growing up Roman Catholic in Newfoundland, Matt Maher never imagined that his childhood interest in music would lead to a … Continued

Judge: Atheist group takes separation of church and state too far on ‘Ground Zero Cross’

On March 28, a group of atheists in New York lost round one in their legal battle to keep the … Continued

A prayer for the progression of Mormon women

According to a Salt Lake Tribune article, in April a woman will offer a prayer in a regular session of … Continued

Report: Megachurches thriving in tough economic times

Despite the tough economy, many of the nation’s largest churches are thriving, with increased offerings and plans to hire more … Continued

Is entertainment our new American idol?

Christopher Polk GETTY IMAGES FOR NARAS Singer Justin Timberlake (L) and rapper Jay-Z perform onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY … Continued

Newtown’debacle’ reopens old wounds for Missouri Synod

ST. LOUIS — A decision by the leader of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to censure a pastor for participating in … Continued

Amen (again) to faith-based initiatives

You probably know that millions of low-income children receive federally-funded free and reduced-price meals in school. But do you have … Continued

Mormon women wearing pants love the Gospel

Jeff Blake FOR THE WASHINGTON POST The Book of Mormon sits on a coffee table as Mormon missionaries make home … Continued

Racing reverend puts faith into 750-horsepower dragster

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Until his recent retirement, the Rev. Dale Schaefer spent most Sunday mornings wearing vestments and leading … Continued

Loan forgiveness program and employees in the faith sphere

In America, higher education is monumentally expensive – and the problem only seems to be intensifying, especially for those individuals … Continued

What lies ahead for the Mormons?

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST The Mormon LDS Temple and State Capitol are reflected in a business window in Salt … Continued

Poll: Obama surges ahead among Catholic voters

President Obama’s support among Catholic voters has surged since June, according to a new poll, despite a summer that included … Continued