Gene Davenport

Stories by Gene Davenport

God’s special concern for the poor

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Exceptionalism is idolatry

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Seeking peace is faithful to the Constitution

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

The delusion that God has a specific plan for every action

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God … Continued

What “we” can say depends on who “we” are

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

Don’t patronize religious freedom

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

The problem with spirituality

Author Anne Rice said last week that she was ‘quitting Christianity:’ The once-lapsed Catholic wrote that she was could no … Continued

Mosque at Ground Zero: the tragedy of blanket accusations

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

Different responses to common problems

Q: Are all religions the same? The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ … Continued

The wisdom of getting out of Afghanistan

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Love Thy Neighbor’s Health Care

By Gene DavenportProfessor Emeritus of Religion, Lambuth University The present health care situation reflects the blessing and the curse of … Continued

Being Friends with Jesus and Others

By Gene DavenportProfessor Emeritus of Religion, Lambuth University When the interfaith group of which I am a part began a … Continued