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A pastor’s perspective: How Christians should respond to #Ferguson

For the Christian, the only thing simple about Ferguson is how you respond — with grace. That means instead of posting a diatribe against the system or the protestors, you…

Pope Francis fan club ignores long history of Catholic Church and evolution

The internet exploded on Tuesday when Pope Francis said God is not "a magician with a magic wand" and that the Big Bang and evolution were not inconsistent with church…

Supreme Court week 1 roundup: Gay marriage, voting rights, religious liberty and Amazon

The Supreme Court officially began its 2015 term on Monday. It's hard for me to think of any other term that began with so many newsworthy events, so here's a…

An open letter to conservative Christians: Let’s tone down our rhetoric

What is it about conservative Christians that is just so… awful? Why is it nearly impossible to imagine an educated person could possibly align with the views espoused by Rush…

Are Christians finally turning against Sarah Palin?

Earlier this week in front of a cheering NRA crowd, Sarah Palin announced that if she were running the place, people would "know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists."…

Why Millennials love God but don’t want to go to Church

Here's something you might have missed in all the hubbub surrounding the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday: new research from Carnegie Mellon University suggests…

The U.K. a ‘Christian country’? Yes, but in a secular sense

British Prime Minister David Cameron found himself embroiled in a religious kerfuffle over the Easter weekend — one that has been largely of his own making. In an article published April…

The disappearance of Transatlantic Conservatism: Republicans too religious, extreme for Tories

A quarter century ago, ‘-isms’ reigned in the special relationship between the United Kingdom and United States. Thatcherism hewed closely to Reaganism’s supply-side economics and traditional social values; this shared…

Fred Phelps, homophobia and the limits of free speech

Last week brought the death of the Reverend Fred Phelps at the age of 84. I hesitate to use that title to describe him because there are few people out…

I love it when you call me ‘Il Papa': Examining the celebrity of Pope Francis

March 13th is the anniversary of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's election as Pope Francis. It's days like this that I'm glad the term "Pope-iversary" is not a widely accepted journalistic term.…

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