Two new books, ‘Free to Believe’ and ‘Did America Have a Christian Founding?’, illuminate contemporary debates over the need to preserve religious liberty — and raise unanswered questions about the role of specific religious beliefs in America’s founding.
Weak Christianity is getting weaker and robust, and orthodox Christianity is getting stronger in terms of adherents, if not by theological maturity.
I’m not gay, but I also don’t go to church to listen to pastors tell some people they’re going to hell. I want to learn how I can honor God.
Protestant churches will claim a doctrinally correct view of justification, but what the doctrine means has no bearing on their worship practices. Not so with many Catholics.
Lamentations over the Reformation tend to focus on, not theology, but what are viewed as its inevitable and detrimental social and political consequences.
How fortunate we are that at the time the calendar was fixed, there existed an institution with sufficient authority to disseminate it throughout the known world.
The lesson in Donald Trump’s failure and success is an old one: in politics, class does not come first in America. Race relations, particularly those defined long ago by race slavery, do.
Protestant missionaries played an integral role in spreading democracy throughout the world. We could preserve our own if we learn from their ways.
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