Nicholas T. Wright

Stories by Nicholas T. Wright

God calls nations to special roles

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

Failed church and state

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

Secular fundamentalism

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

Separation of church and paganism

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

Even Jesus was accused of blasphemy

Q: Atheists are others are protesting a new law in Ireland, under which a person can be found guilty of … Continued

Preparing for a ‘good death

Q: Does end-of-life care prolong life or does it prolong suffering? Should it be a part of health-care reform? We … Continued

Common Cup or Common Liability?

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

Exhibit A: Jesus

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued

A View from Scotland’s Next-Door Neighbor

Scotland freed the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber last week so he could die at home in Libya. “Our beliefs dictate … Continued

Episcopal Church Chooses to “Walk Apart” from Anglican Communion

In the slow-moving train crash of international Anglicanism, a decision taken in California has finally brought a large coach off … Continued

The Desire for God and One Another

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

A Temporary Solution at Best

New Hampshire became the sixth state to let gay couples wed. The new law was approved after revisions exempted members … Continued

“Forgive Us

At a Presbyterian conference recently I was reminded that a good slice of Protestantism still prays, day by day, ‘forgive … Continued

Don’t Wait

The longer President-elect Obama waits to go back to church, the harder it’ll be for himself and for the congregation. … Continued

Which Candidate Will Honor God’s Love

If an outsider (and hence non-voter) may comment… Many will take this question (‘is there a religious reason to vote … Continued

How to Exercise Power Humbly, Responsibly

I’d like to ask them how they see the early Christians’ critique of the Roman empire of the day in … Continued

Economy Built on Wishes and Wants

As someone with a close family member right at the heart of the current crisis — he is quite senior … Continued

Concerns About Her Judgment, Not Her Views

I am concerned, not about this candidate’s religious views (that particular political decisions might be in accordance with God’s will) … Continued

Let Women Lead and Let Church be Church

No, it isn’t hypocritical. There might well be perfectly coherent guidelines as to why a woman might lead in one … Continued

Trust God, Act Responsibly

Personal finances: trust God, ask the hard budgetary questions of yourself and your family, and make the tough decisions. Get … Continued