Richard Mouw




Stories by Richard Mouw

What I’ve learned about Mormons

Jeff Blake FOR THE WASHINGTON POST A Mormon missionary shows the Book of Mormon and the New Testament to an … Continued

Aren’t there better ways to do intelligence work?

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Why condemn faith outreach?

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

Be kind to thy neighbor’s animals

Animals have the “rights” to be treated kindly by human beings, who have a divine mandate, from the creation account … Continued

Judicial wisdom knows no denominational bounds

During an earlier round of public debate over a Supreme Court nomination, Franklin Foer observed in The New Republic that … Continued

When faith-based is really ideologically-based

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

Hume was right and proper

Q: Is there widespread media bias against Christianity? Against evangelicals such as Brit Hume and Sarah Palin? Against public figures … Continued

Restrict others as you would have them restrict you

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

No God ads? No problem

Q: What do you think of the American Humanist Association’s new “Godless Holiday” campaign? The ads will say: “No God? … Continued

The need for moral clarity

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

Mercy a Commandment, Not a Legal Requirement

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

The Digital Divine

Are social media tools a blessing or a curse for people of faith? Should we use digital technology to commune … Continued

Mr. Carter’s Own Interpretations

Former president Jimmy Carter and other world leaders issued this statement: “The justification of discrimination against women and girls on … Continued

The Two John Calvins

John Calvin’s 500th birthday occurred on July 10, and “Stevekazoo” wasn’t very happy reading his local newspaper’s coverage of the … Continued

Collective Guilt and Forgiveness

Your reaction to the U.S. Senate unanimous resolution apologizing for slavery, the latest attempt by the federal government to take … Continued

Engaging Holocaust Deniers is Betraying Truth, Friends

I can appreciate Pope Benedict’s desire to heal divisions that have taken place in the past within the Catholic communion. … Continued

Warren: A Good and Hopeful Choice

Rick Warren is exactly the right person for he assignment. The President-elect does not deserve the flak he is getting … Continued

Episcopal Church Needs Evangelicals

This is a complicated issue for many of us who worry about the theological direction of the Episcopal Church in … Continued

Evangelicals are Celebrating Obama, Too

After a week or so of basking in the afterglow of the presidential election, I am starting to get a … Continued

Check the Evidence

When I was in graduate school at a university not far from where Mr. Obama lives, I occasionally attended parties … Continued