Jack Moline




Stories by Jack Moline

All I’m asking is for a little respect

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

What constitutes fairness?

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

It is time for sacred impatience

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Cubby-hole thinking

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

Blasphemy picks up where chutzpah leaves off

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

Healing needs more than time — and more time

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

Obama’s religious commitment: the Constitution

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Difference between good, could and should

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

Oppose intermarriage, but support the intermarried

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

The best of intentions

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

Rhetorical games and ideologically-driven terrorists

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

Only God is universal

Abraham Joshua Heschel once was asked by NBC’s Carl Stern if there was only one true religion. Heschel responded, “If … Continued

Winchell or Murrow?

Q: Was the Utah attorney general wrong to use Twitter, or religious language, to describe an execution? With all our … Continued

Gaza solution begins with Hamas

Q: In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations “on new ways to … Continued

One manner of law

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Personal (Ir)responsibility

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

My deepest faith in what I cannot imagine

Q:What is your vision of heaven? What images – from Scripture, tradition, culture or your personal experience – best describe … Continued

The problem with outsourcing compassion

Q:If a church or other religious organization receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against discrimination … Continued

My god’s better than your god

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Victory worth winning

It is a good week to consider the question of tactics against an intractable enemy. The holiday of Purim and … Continued