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Senator Inhofe’s theological conundrum

Senator James Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) recent comments about climate change have turned a policy debate into a theological conundrum. As has … Continued

Pro-life movement motivated to protect helpless children

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Obama ‘grappling’ with gay marriage

By Elizabeth TenetyU.S. President Barack Obama leaves the Oval Office before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the … Continued

Engagement or provocation? Going too far in faith critiques

Our times are characterized by an increasing religious diversity that manifests itself in religious conflict, even violence, as well as … Continued

Fundamentalism an Enemy to All Faiths

How would you respond to radical Muslim clerics who are calling for expansion of Islamic law across the entire federal … Continued

A Victory for Truth

When he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, President Obama said, “As a person of … Continued

Sacred Texts: We’re Just Talking About Books

Since I don’t consider any texts “sacred,” I might as well be commenting on whether people would be better advised … Continued

A Peace Plan for the Evolution/Creation Wars

As we approach the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, the battle over evolution continues around the world. The Guardian … 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

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

Chaplains Serve Soldiers

Chaplains are in the military to serve the spiritual needs of our service men and women. They are not imposed … Continued

Am I Baha’i?

Please identify which of the following themes you find religiously compelling and/or generally good practice: 1. The abandonment of all … Continued

Religion is a Public Good: Is That OK With Us?

Tara Ross and Joe Smith, the latter a fellow Yalie, spoke the other day about their new book, Under God: … Continued

Moses, Galileo and Tests vs. Truth

A couple of weird stories in the news in the past few days got me to thinking. One is the … Continued

Faith, Fear and Falling Markets

The Bible teaches that “perfect love drives out fear,” but human beings, in truth, are far from perfect. I know … 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

Religion a Cure?

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

On ‘Perfecting’ the Jews

Imagine, if you will, a world in which the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter were not a grating opportunist who said … Continued

Beyond Vatican II: My Truth, Your Truth, The Truth

In recent weeks Pope Benedict XVI has unnerved liberal Catholics as well as many Protestants and Jews with two pronouncements. … Continued

One Body, Imperfect Parts

To those for whom religious “preference” is of no more consequence than any other lifestyle choice — something like Saab … Continued