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Debate challenge: Connecting with the misunderstood white working-class

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in Manhattanon Sept. 25, 2012. (Photo by … Continued

As poverty remains stagnant, churches call for greater advocacy

WASHINGTON — The plight of Americans living in poverty has not improved during the last year, according to newly released … Continued

Is work a punishment from God?

On the first Monday of September, America honors working stiffs by taking a paid day off. But does Labor Day … Continued

Tim Tebow brings a little goodness to Gotham

NEWARK, N.J. — Tim Tebow is Howdy Doody in a helmet. No, he is Opie Taylor running for touchdowns — … Continued

At CPAC, new kind of culture war

You know things have taken a turn for the dramatic when a Baptist preacher declares, “Thanks to Obama, we are … Continued

10 minutes with … Joanna Brooks

Joanna Brooks is not what most people imagine when they think “Mormon.” She is too liberal to support fellow Mormon … Continued

Confucius and the ‘Tiger mom:’ Is Chua’s home “a school of compassion”?

Amy Chua, shown here in 2007, is an author and self-proclaimed Tiger Mother. She sparked a fierce debate in parenting … Continued

A Hindu American Air Force officer: ‘Shakti’ in the trenches

The Hindu American community is celebrating navaratri and the strength of the woman in many aspects such as ShaktiSeva. A … Continued

One nation Under God and a lot of stress

By Alyce M. McKenzieProfessor of Homiletics Perkins School of Theology, and My 21-year-old son got home 3 days ago … Continued

Cairo: from vision to reality

Pradeep Ramamurthy, a White House official who plays a key role in implementing the vision laid out in President Obama’s … Continued

A deeply spiritual man with a shallow theology

Oral Roberts lived and believed in the American dream. He was also a devoted Christian. The tension between the two … Continued

A Dishonest Review About Islam

Whoever selects and assigns the books on Islam for the Sunday New York Times Book Review needs to widen his … Continued

Obama Reversing Christian Right’s Damage to Islam

Much has been written about Muslim responses to Obama’s Cairo speech and how it has resonated across the Muslim world. … Continued

Avery Dulles: Friend, Hero, Christian

Avery Cardinal Dulles’s earthly life, which ended last week, was like something out of a Henry James novel. The scion … Continued

Reverend Wright’s Black Liberation Theology

“We Latin Americans were very interested in Black Liberation theology,” said the Chilean theologian, Martin Garate, “but now we know … Continued

The Economics of Sin and Virtue

Money lies closer to people’s souls than they like to admit. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. destroyed other men’s fortunes as … Continued

French President Sounding More American

I thought French president Nicolas Sarkozy couldn’t make me any happier until Wednesday when he pissed off many with his … Continued

Jewish Cowboy (and Packer)

Alan Veingrad spent seven seasons in the NFL as an offensive lineman, playing for the Green Bay Packers (1986-90) and … Continued

America the Romantic

Standing in line at the Mugamma, Egypt’s towering, Soviet-era, unholy office behemoth of bureaucratic nightmares, while my girlfriend was attempting … Continued

Trust in God?

So year 50, day 2 of the “In God We Trust” era is almost said and done. As the afore-tagged … Continued