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Pregnancy from rape is not ‘God’s will

AP Republican Richard Mourdock, candidate for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat, participates in a debate with Democrat Joe Donnelly and Libertarian … Continued

Claims of pro-Islamic bias in textbooks are wrong

By Susan Douglass The Texas Board of Education has been misled in its textbook resolution (the resolution “accuses textbook publishers … Continued

Our puppy’s keeper: Christianity and the care of animals

By Laura Hobgood-Oster All over the U.S. animals (well, mostly dogs) gather on church lawns, in city parks and even … Continued

Ignorance is not bliss

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Peace Talks: Does religion help or hurt?

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

“Terrorism” is newspeak for psychological warfare

In its 2010 National Security Strategy, the Obama administration sought to sever the relationship between Islam and terrorism, rejecting the … Continued

The Rev. Barbie

She’s been a princess, a firefighter, a Marine and a ballerina. After years of soul-searching, Barbie has finally found her … Continued

Muhammad’s promise to Christians

By Muqtedar KhanDirector of Islamic Studies at the University of Delaware Muslims and Christians together constitute over 50 percent of … Continued

Religious abuses of just wars and holy wars

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

Thin and salvation

By Michelle M. Lelwicaprofessor, Concordia College A few weeks ago, Ralph Lauren made the news with an altered ad that … Continued

Jesus Would Tweet, and Warn of the Temptation of Technology

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

A “Christian” Nation Wouldn’t Act This Way

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued

Godless Communism Again?

Oh no, godless communism is raising its ugly head once again. Or at least that seems to be the case … Continued

An Ancient Controversy

Different Christian churches have different rules about eucharistic hospitality. NB Christians share the same FAITH; they are not ‘different faiths’ … Continued

The Devil and Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee has dragged the devil into the presidential campaign. Huckabee apologized personally to Mitt Romney for saying, “Don’t Mormons … Continued

One Body, Imperfect Parts

To those for whom religious “preference” is of no more consequence than any other lifestyle choice — something like Saab … Continued

The Central Place of Questioning

On the “place of questioning in faith.” The place is clear: it is central. Begin scripturally: – Abraham and Sarah … Continued

The Vulnerable Power of Jesus

Once more, let it be said: Biblical scholars, historians, archaeologists all agree: Jewish religious authorities did not execute Jesus. The … Continued

Jesus Planted Revolutionary Seed Of Male-Female Equality

Within a patriarchal culture, Jesus and his followers planted seeds of revolution, including equality for women. Through the sweep of … Continued

American Christians Must Recover Faith’s Early Emphasis on Non-violence

As a Christian who seeks to take Jesus seriously, I have an ultimate commitment to non-violence and a reluctant acceptance … Continued