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‘Racist,’ ‘radical,’ ‘bigot’: For Zimmerman, abortion and gay marriage, the labels often lie

The Zimmerman verdict is in, but the story is far from over. A Justice Department investigation is underway to determine … Continued

Thomas Young and the Myth of Autonomy

Young’s culture taught him that being dependent is to be avoided at all costs. But Christians know that this American myth is a false and dangerous.

‘How America’s war on terror became a global war on tribal Islam’

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of “The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became … Continued

Muslim liberation theology on the march

Egyptian Muslim clerics join a demonstration on February 1, 20 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters … Continued

Are happy churchgoers good news?

By Adam S. McHughPresbyterian Minster and Patheos Expert A new sociological study reveals that churchgoers are happy, but I can’t … Continued

Taxes should be progressive

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

A Greener Faith

Christians are going green. And green is trendy. Really trendy.

What Catholics can teach Glenn Beck

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good While it’s generally not worth spilling any ink over Glenn Beck, … Continued

The dignity of snow shovelers

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler The Washington D.C.-area “Snowmaggeddon” of 2010–unplowed streets and undelivered goods–has probably revealed to … Continued

Compassion Begins with Mother Earth

Earth based spirituality covers such a wide spectrum of diverse religions and spiritual traditions, from indigenous traditions to modern NeoPagansim. … Continued

Palin’s Profound Experience

Before I tell you about Sarah Palin, let me tell you about the woman I was lucky enough to marry. … Continued

The Gifts and Costs of Greed

Greed is famously thought by some people to be good. In his essay ‘The Virtue of Greed’, Walter Williams, an … Continued

Charity, not Greed

Greed is Hell’s parody of love. Like an email alerting you to your unexpected Nigerian lottery winnings, it looks good … Continued

How, Now, Make Men Out of Boys?

When Ashley Montagu came out with his “The Natural Superiority of Women” (1952), I asked him whether it would have … Continued

“My ‘ism’ is Worse Than Your ‘ism’”

The Question: Which “ism” is more entrenched in America, sexism or racism? Which should religion address? For many years I … Continued

Aga Khan a Man of Vision, Inspiration

How do you explain your faith to people who do not share your truth claims and who find your sacred … Continued