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

Honor Tillman, not McChrystal

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Bias against Christianity is real, wrong, and understandable

Q: Is there widespread media bias against Christianity? Against evangelicals such as Brit Hume and Sarah Palin? Against public figures … Continued

Justice, mercy and the D.C. sniper

John Allen Muhammad, known as the D.C. sniper, will be executed tonight in Virginia. Muhammad, along with his protégé Lee … Continued

Obama’s Speech Brilliant and Troubling

President Obama’s long-awaited speech to “the Muslim world” contained any number of things which troubled me. They trouble me as … Continued

Obama’s Wishful Exaggerations

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

The Religious Case For

Here is the sad truth about the unimportant, uninteresting, irrelevant, add no value and unfortunately polarizing and divisive way in … Continued

Obama’s Election: Trust, Hope, Belief

11:00 PM November 4, 2008 and Fox and MSNBC have both projected Barack Obama the winner of Ohio. A son … Continued

The Way We Use Religion Polarizes and Distracts Us

Religion invoked as a reason to vote for or against a political candidate – by which we generally mean invoking … Continued

Powell: Right and Wrong on Fear of Muslims

Colin Powell made news Sunday on Meet the Press, not only because he spoke about his endorsement of Barack Obama … Continued

Religious Hypocrisy and Women as Leaders

Are conservative religious groups hypocritical to think that a woman can lead a nation and not a congregation? Hypocrisy is … Continued

The Living Relationship Between Church and State

No one enjoys witty one liners more than I do and Rick Warren’s distinction between the separation of church and … Continued

Rituals and the Modern Search for Meaning

We are living in a moment of profound transition in the way many Americans understand and use religious ritual and … Continued

Wrong about Rites and Rights

Sadly, in every cultural war issue in this country religion is used by people in low level obnoxious ways to … Continued

The Pope and Islam: Let’s Stop Kidding Each Other

The Question: Pope Benedict’s recent baptism of a well-known Italian Muslim has prompted criticism in much of the Islamic world. … Continued

Our Obession and Outrage

So we have now gone through another more high-profile sex scandal with its obligatory mix of power (did you know … Continued

Let’s Get Real

So we have now gone through another more high profile sex scandal with its obligatory mix of power (did you … Continued

The War on Christmas. Bah, Humbug! It isn’t that Simple

Ah…the recently invented liberal war on Christmas, a war created and nurtured by a few conservative media folks like O’Reilly, … Continued

Call Me Daft and Politically Correct

Ah…the recently invented liberal war on Christmas, a war created and nurtured by a few conservative media folks like O’Reilly, … Continued

Religion, Heal Thyself First

Can religion cure the world’s biggest social problems?! Who are we kidding? The major challenge to religion, in this next … Continued