Robert Parham




Stories by Robert Parham

7 Bible Words to Use When Talking to Evangelicals and Pentecostals About Climate Change

People concerned about climate change must draw the world’s fastest-growing Christian groups into the conversation.

Evangelicals in Syria and Lebanon Ask American Protestants for Help

Christians under extreme duress in the Middle East issue a call for solidarity and action.

Muslim freedom, American ignorance

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

Defenders of incendiary political speech favor the ethic of Cain

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Protecting the rich on the backs of the poor

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

Clergy plotting to defeat president

Conservative Christian leaders are plotting against President Obama, hoping to do to him what they did to President Jimmy Carter: … Continued

Tea Party steeped in fringe faith

Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell this weekend attended the annual conservative Values Voters summit in Washington, DC. There, she … Continued

Christian leaders pray for peace

Mideast peace talks resume this week, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Egypt and Israel for negotiations between … Continued

Countering the surge of Islamic fear with clarity

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

Glenn Beck’s generic God

Fox News host Glenn Beck muddled biblical references with fragments of American history, recreating a pottage of civil religion that … Continued

Christians should follow Jesus on mosque debate

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Doing what’s right: religious liberty for Muslims

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

Christ calls for community, not lone ranger religion

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

Mosque as hallmark of religious liberty

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

Truth Is foundation for peacemaking in Gaza

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

Pentagon makes the right call on Franklin Graham

Q: Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event … Continued

Evangelism and ethics are inseparable

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

Debating suffering is easy; Alleviating suffering is harder

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

Baptists and Muslims: different books, common word

Baptist-Muslim engagement may be the most unanticipated and underreported religion story of 2009 with the far-reaching potential to advance the … Continued

More war to end war is not just war

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued