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AP President Obama, with daughters Sasha, center, and Malia, right, carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from … Continued

Listening is a form of faith

The Protestant theologian, Paul Tillich, spoke of faith as an act of ultimate concern. Faith then is not the conclusion … Continued

JPMorgan and the problem of hubris

TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP/GETTY IMAGES People walk past the JP Morgan Chase Building on Park Avenue May 15, 2012 in … Continued

Christ without Christianity; religion without spirit

Author Anne Rice said last week that she was ‘quitting Christianity:’ The once-lapsed Catholic wrote that she was could no … Continued

God is One, but humanity is not

No matter how many times you divide infinity, it remains infinite. The same is true for the infinite God. God … Continued

Dr. Woodyard’s half century of inspiration

By Andrew H. PincusDenison University Fifty years is a remarkable commitment in any profession. Dr. David O. Woodyard has been … Continued

The dangers of a National Day of Prayer

Q: Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event … Continued

Atheism and the myth of redemptive suffering

A number of readers have taken me to task for saying that I would never again answer a question like, … Continued

Pat Robertson’s dated theology

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

Mary Daly’s ‘courage to sin big’

If there ever were a big sinner in the eyes of patriarchal religion, the honor of that title goes to … Continued

An Atheist Defends the Value of Religion

By Bruce Sheimanauthor As an atheist, I approach religion much like an economist. I believe religion persists in our market-based … Continued

Updike’s Middle-Class God

Like all great novelists, John Updike used fiction to explore, explain and expose truth. “One thing that’s given me courage … Continued

Palin, Evangelical Religion and Enlightened Religion

I share with Sarah Palin what I assume is both anxiety and pride over a son serving in Iraq. Unlike … Continued

Our Naive Ideas of God

Much of the discourse about religion and politics suffers from a fatal mistake: It assumes the most naïve, literalistic, and … Continued

The Word of the Lord Was Upon Him

Before he was a civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. liked to remind people, he was a preacher. From … Continued

The Heavy Yoke of Religion

“The law of religion is the great attempt of humankind to overcome anxiety and restlessness and despair, to close the … Continued

There Is A Religious Test for the White House

Like it or not, there is a religious test for the U.S. presidency. Most Americans say that they would not … Continued