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President Obama, Mourner in Chief

Five men who know what it means to be president of the United States shared a stage in University Park, … Continued

How to respond to a marathon massacre

“How do you defend against terrorists?” asked a colleague, as we processed news reports of two bomb explosions near the … Continued

‘Legitimate rape’ remark fuels women’s increasing skepticism about religion

AP Todd Akin, Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri taking questions on Aug. 10, 2012 after speaking at the … Continued

Becoming unglued (in a good way)

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. — Like many air travelers, I have learned to expect the worst and be surprised by anything … Continued

Morning in middle America

NEW YORK — I came home from a weekend of consulting in Topeka, Kan., feeling weary. I felt drained by … Continued

Episcopal Church’s tension: tradition and change

In an Episcopal parish where I once worked, the custom was to give the Christmas plate offering to local charities. … Continued

The sermon on the plane

On a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, I started to wonder : What would it have been like for … Continued

Talking faith with President George W. Bush

It was my honor to interview President George W. Bush for a two-part Focus on the Family broadcast airing today … Continued

Bedbugs and the Theodicy Problem

The return of bedbugs to 21st-century urban America presents a most potent argument against the idea that everything in creation was planned by an intelligent designer.

A Volcanic Eruption of Biblical Proportions

What a volcano in Iceland teaches us about heaven.

High anxiety: Faith, fear and flying

Anxiety is once again flying high as Americans board planes and travel this holiday season. A young Nigerian is accused … Continued

A Wing and a Prayer

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler Who is responsible for the crash of Air France Flight 447 on Sunday? … Continued

Sarah Silverman and the Florida Jews

I have no formal training in comedy but, as Jews are wont to do, I consider myself something of a … Continued

A Restless Generation in the Middle East

The intersection of four trends is going to have a dramatic impact on the 21st Century: the youth bulge, a … Continued

A Partridge In an Airport

Then one flight it dawned on me that 150 other souls were also dragging their spiritual baggage onto our plane, and I had no idea what sort of sins they had been dabbling in. Gluttony? Deceit? Adultery?

To WHOM It May Concern

The urge to pray, to send out on the great blog in the sky a theological SOS and/or thank-you note, … Continued