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Rick Warren: Official Pastor of Campaign 2008

I’ve been trying to decide which is more troubling: That our two candidates for president are making their first joint … Continued

McCain, Obama and the Saddleback Forum

Hi Jon and Sally. Here is the FAQ I just sent out from my staff to Saddleback members: SADDLEBACK CIVIL … Continued

Saddleback’s Civil Forum with McCain and Obama

Hi Jon and Sally. Here is the FAQ I just sent out from my staff to Saddleback members: SADDLEBACK CIVIL … Continued

Reality TV Goes to Hell

The most inane reality TV show yet (yes, a dubious distinction) will start airing this weekend in Britain. It’s called … Continued

Aspiring to Better Behavior

Whether it’s Christian-Muslim conflict in Bosnia or the sight of burning crosses lighting the night skies of the American South … Continued

Signs & Wonders: Bishops Walk the Talk

I can’t get my mind off this photograph. I saw it last week as I was rummaging through stories from … Continued

Expecting More From Our Candidates

As a citizen and voter, I choose among political candidates based on their guiding principles and potential to lead. But … Continued

IRS Clears Obama’s Church

Today the United Church of Christ, the national church to which presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama belongs, announced that the … Continued

We Listen to the Pope Except When We Don’t

He is afforded all the pomp and circumstance of a monarch, but his title is the Italian diminutive of “Daddy.” … Continued

God’s Free Market

We tend to think of the supporters of separation of church and state as the liberals and the opponents as … Continued

Catholic Church and Immigration

In Mexico City this past week, I’ve thought over and over how it seems I’m just visiting Los Angeles-adjacent, with … Continued

Who’s Talking About Religion?

People tell me all the time that they’re afraid to talk about religion – they don’t have the knowledge, they … Continued

Looking for Authority and Respect

Archbishop Christodoulos and Gordon Hinckley were both church leaders who commanded enormous respect. Both were members of denominations that are … Continued

Mitt Romney’s American Religion

Imagine if John Edwards, Hilary Clinton or John McCain gave a speech on faith. Would it have been awaited with … Continued

Partners not Antagonists

Catholic teaching holds that there can be no conflict between faith and reason, but history shows us that sometimes scientists … Continued

Teach Your Children About Interfaith

One of the great fears that parents and church leaders have about their youth engaging in interfaith dialog is that … Continued

“Blessed Are the Peacemakers”

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) When I was confirmed in the … Continued

Rev. Jerry Falwell: Vision and Vigor

The death of Dr. Jerry Falwell brings an end to one of the most fascinating lives of the 20th Century. … Continued

Educated, Inspired Conservative Christians

The death of Dr. Jerry Falwell brings an end to one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. … Continued

In Latin America, Social Justice Central to Faith

Was Jesus a revolutionary? Well … obviously not in the conventional sense. Yet, with the pope in Brazil last week … Continued