Archive: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010
Field notes from a one year armchair assessment of the human condition.
By Stephen V. Anderson | August 6, 2010; 7:55 PM ET | Comments (0)
It is no small irony that Federal Judge Vaughn Walker's anti-religious position is enshrined in a ruling deemed to oppose bigotry.
By Sister Mary Ann Walsh | August 6, 2010; 4:55 PM ET | Comments (189)
Unless the evangelical church in America can adapt and evolve, it might not survive in a postmodern world.
By Rachel Held Evans | August 6, 2010; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (113)
To refuse to allow this project to go forward would suggest that all Muslims are terrorists or covert supporters of terrorism.
By Robert Levine and David Ellenson | August 6, 2010; 9:21 AM ET | Comments (28)
On August 7th, the Hiroshima International House in Japan will offer an exhibit of my colorful collage portraits of Atomic Bomb survivors as they mark the 65th anniversary of the first atomic blast over a civilian population. For me, the honor is poignant. It might be argued that I owe my life to the bomb.
By Jane Smith Bernhardt | August 5, 2010; 6:49 PM ET | Comments (16)
'Quitting Christianity for Christ' is as understandable today as at any time in history, because the gap between the two is as great as it has ever been.
By Dr Os Guinness | August 5, 2010; 5:01 PM ET | Comments (6)
I appreciate Anne's frustration. I believe it is shared by tens of millions of people in America, including a growing number of young adults. They could add quite a few more reasons for rejecting "Christianity" to Anne's list. But I'd like to suggest that Anne might be rejecting seafood in the name of fish sticks.
By Adam Hamilton | August 5, 2010; 1:48 PM ET | Comments (6)
Perhaps a more spiritual definition of marriage is the union of two people who love one another, are committed to one another, and whose love is dedicated not just to the growth of each individual but to both as a couple and, then, sharing that love in the wider world? I've known heterosexual marriages that fit this definition. I hope that mine is one. I've also known gay and lesbian couples whose unions fit this definition as well or better. I can see no reason at all that they are prevented from using the same word as I am.
By Erik Wikstrom | August 4, 2010; 5:44 PM ET | Comments (61)
Many if not most children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors live with ghosts. We are haunted much in the way a cemetery is haunted. We bear within us the shadows and echoes of an anguished dying we never experienced or witnessed.
By Menachem Z. Rosensaft | August 4, 2010; 5:24 PM ET | Comments (105)
In the Muslim world in particular, the right to choose one's own religion is already being denied to millions.
By N. Mahmood Ahmad | August 4, 2010; 2:51 PM ET | Comments (12)
The internet must be seen as one of the main driving forces behind the persistence of apocalyptic thinking and right-wing populism more generally.
By Amarnath Amarasingam | August 4, 2010; 1:26 PM ET | Comments (30)
Only a legislative fix will prevent taxpayer dollars from paying for abortions.
By Marjorie Dannenfelser | August 2, 2010; 5:20 PM ET | Comments (0)
Even if HHS does prevent abortion funding in this program, we have no legal assurance such regulations will withstand challenge, and no legal assurance HHS will not fund abortion in other programs
By David Christensen | August 2, 2010; 5:09 PM ET | Comments (0)
Only Muslims can rescue Islam from that growing darkness by serving as public ambassadors of a faith that, rather than imposing itself on families who are still mourning relatives killed in the most brutal manner, works with them to perpetuate the memory of those they lost.
By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | August 2, 2010; 1:39 PM ET | Comments (2)