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N.C. law rejects atheists; voters don’t

By David Waters There was a bit of suspense in Asheville, N.C., Tuesday morning about whether newly-elected city council member … Continued

Paging Dr. Salk: Undermining Trust in Science Puts our Kids at Risk

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

The Decline of the Species

Guest Blogger Gustav Niebuhr is an associate professor at Syracuse University and an On Faith panelist. A week has passed … Continued

The Wages of Pandering

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

Hang from a Tall Tree: Shades of Clinton and Lewinsky

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

Profanity and [Expletive Deleted] Power

What is it with these politicians and profanity? Governor Rod Blagojevich, the subject of a current criminal investigation, is a … Continued

Signs & Wonders: S.C. for J.C.

South Carolina, the first Confederate state, continues its unrelenting campaign to become the nation’s first Christian state. State officials announced … Continued

You Shall Know Them By Their Lobbyists

Here’s one thing for certain: Revs. Muthee and Wright did not lobby Sarah Palin and Barack Obama for political cover … Continued

The Wages of Sin

When people mess up, they need to be held accountable. When you sin big time, like wrecking a company or … Continued

What Evangelicals Can Learn From The View

This past Friday marked the first time since John McCain’s selection of a vice-presidential running mate that the Democrats actually … Continued

Why The Candidates’ Religion Matters

The Wasilla Assembly of God, Sarah Palin’s former church, shut down part of its website last week, claiming it couldn’t … Continued

The Democratic National Convention or Revival?

Next week’s Democratic National Convention begins Sunday with an Interfaith Gathering, led by a minister, a rabbi and an imam. … Continued

Private Matters and Public Trust

The Bible promises us that God will forgive us seventy-times-seven–which makes it difficult for a believer to place too many … Continued

What Was Silda Spitzer Thinking?

Once, just once, wouldn’t you love to see the politician up there at the lectern sweating bullets, apologizing for letting … Continued

Irresponsible Lust, Responsible Sex

We get bored and our minds wander. Wandering minds are seldom exposed and shamed. Certainly, no scandal. How otherwise it … Continued

Personal and Public Morality in Politics

Is adultery a sin? Yes it is and if we can’t still draw that line in the sand, there are … Continued

Sex, Power, Sin: A Moral Trifecta

This question reminds me of an SAT-type problem: “What do these four names have in common?” What Clinton, Craig, Swaggart … Continued

Religions Oppressive? Look to the Sources

From the Code of Hammurabi to the Code of Maimonides, most major systems of law have affirmed that apostasy must … Continued

Any Faith or None, but Spare Us the Idealists

John McCain’s a war hero, but not much of a legal scholar. The Constitution forbids any “religious test” for elective … Continued

God Isn’t a Political Hack

It is neither a candidate’s religious background nor lack of religious background that makes a difference to me in determining … Continued