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Obama’s Religious Message: Grow Up, America

Barack Hussein Obama, 44th President of the United States, has put away the flights of campaign rhetoric, the call and … Continued

The Legacy of King’s Letter

Today’s guest blogger is Angie Chan, a senior Linguistics Major at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, … Continued

Hope, Change for the Unborn

Two days ago our nation’s first African American president, Barak Obama, was escorted onto a regal platform before the masses … Continued

Religious Rhetoric: Obama Tones It Down, And Chief Justice Roberts Bungles Secular Oath

President Barack Obama’s inaugural address, which was notable for its sober, realistic assessment of the challenges our nation confronts, was … Continued

A Hopeful Soul

It is done. An African American has been elected and inaugurated as our 44th president. And it is well with … Continued

Warren Reaches Out in Bad Form

OK. Somebody help me out here. I had already written about my feelings about Pastor Rick Warren being chosen by … Continued

Moses, Martin and Obama

There is much recognized symbolism in the coinciding timeframe of President-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in and Martin Luther King Day. Eighty … Continued

Obama’s Hoop Dreams

Barack Obama just sunk a three-point shot from mid-court and his presidency isn’t even one day old. The Senate voted … Continued

A Different Kind of Conversation About the Middle East

“Step One is recognizing that this is a difficult dialogue … That’s crucially important… [And] when you realize that it’s … Continued


Relearning Heschel, Rebirthing King, Re-Inaugurating America In mid-January, several sacred American times will flow together in a way that invites … Continued

Warren’s Presence Taints Inauguration

November 8, 2008 was a night of ecstasy and agony. For many of us, this election demonstrated the deepest religious … Continued

A Better Choice for Evangelical Outreach

When it comes to religion, Barack Obama is deaf in one ear. There was considerable accuracy to the pre-election criticism … Continued

A Post-Obama Kwanzaa

When Dr. Maulana Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966, he aimed to knit together black communities tattered by racial injustice and … Continued

Conservatives Leaving or Left Behind?

The premise of the question is slightly flawed. As Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, has pointed … Continued

Autos, Plagues & Passover: Creating a New Freedom Seder

What do the Iraq War, the drowning of New Orleans, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the great Australian drought, and … Continued

Jan 19-20: MLK Day & Inauguration Day

Relearning Heschel, Rebirthing King, Re-Inaugurating America: Celebrating the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King As a new government takes office, … Continued

On The Unreliability of Compassion Without Enforceable Law

Let me say first that I am unequivocally in favor of compassion. But Karen Armstrong’s proposal that the world should … Continued

Compassionate Faith: Not an Oxymoron

Regrettably, often when people think of faiths they remember the worst of it. Each tradition has its own history of … Continued

Cosmic Companionship

I have a very personal reaction to the question of the religious meaning of this election. Over the long months … Continued

A Nation Born Again in Grant Park

Bunker Hill, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Grant Parkl; these venues speak of an American idea willing to meet the present challenges … Continued