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Six things I didn’t know about pastors’ wives

Gayle Haggard/ The Washington Post A lot of people have a lot of opinions about the pastor’s wife. I wasn’t … Continued

Joel Osteen: Loving the sinner, not the sin

When Oprah Winfrey questioned megachurch pastor and best-selling author Joel Osteen on the topic of “homosexuality,” he stated that “homosexuality … Continued

Ted Haggard: From scandal, to ministry, to ‘Wife Swap’

An appearance on ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap show is not the Ed Andrieski AP Ted Haggard and his wife Gayle … Continued

Fundamentalism springs eternal for GOP

Becky Burch AP Lori Sheridan, left, Carol Helm and Naomi Kohen, all of Tulsa, Okla., stand outside of the Bartlesville … Continued

The deviance of twisting religion into politics

David J. Phillip AP Texas Gov. Rick Perry bows his head as he leads a prayer at The Response, a … Continued

How ‘scandalous’ is Ted Haggard now?

It used to be when pastors were disgraced, they simply left town, changed occupations and otherwise made sure they were … Continued

The scandal is about more than Eddie Long

By Josef SorettColumbia University, and Contributor to Patheos.com Roughly 20 years ago, Cornel West — in his best-selling book Race … Continued

Bishop Eddie Long: New Birth Missionary Baptist Church leader denies allegations

By Elizabeth Tenety Bishop Eddie Long denied allegations that he coerced three of his male congregants into sexual relationships after … Continued

The doubting Christian

By Jason Boyett I am a Christian. I come from a Christian family and live in the Bible Belt. I’ve … Continued

Haggards start new church

Ted Haggard, the self-proclaimed penitent sinner, is starting a new church in the Denver area. “St. James is a church … Continued

Sanford and Edwards: Sex, lies and American unreason

There are times when the preoccupation of the media with memoirists ranging from pious self-aggrandizers to the scum of the … Continued

The good and the bad of religion

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

Hume biased, not media

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

People Don’t Lose Faith, They Shift It

In fundamentalist circles recently, the decline in church attendance has spread alarm. Right-wing Christians have spent their political capital, and … Continued

God Is Not A Political Trump Card

I am not interested in a candidate’s religious views. From the outside looking in, the beliefs of another’s faith community … Continued

The Purpose-Driven Presidency

Is Rick Warren the answer to Barack Obama’s religion problem? Or to John McCain’s? We may find out Saturday, when … Continued

The Rise of Devalued Voters

It’s official. Even though James Dobson explicitly denied it last month, we can now say with certainty: Conservative Christian America … Continued

Spiritual Mentors a Must for 2008

To the best of my knowledge not one of my former students has ever run for president of the United … Continued

Cheap Apologies and Unearned Forgiveness

We live in the age of the non-apologetic apology. In public and private life, Americans have become accustomed to the … Continued

There Is No Right or Wrong Way

Believing in God is not a choice. Either you do or you don’t or you struggle with it. That does … Continued