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Passages: A Glimpse into the Hobby Lobby Family’s Bible Museum

On a humid afternoon in early July, I pulled into the parking lot of a nondescript warehouse just off Highway 65 in Springfield, Missouri. Flanked …

By Rachel McBride Lindsey

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Us v. Them: The Pitfalls of Righteous Rhetoric

Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics of Concerned Women for America By Leslie Dorrough Smith Oxford University Press, 2014 On June 19 of this year, the …

By Emily Johnson

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For Michael Brown, Justice Is Not a Gift. It’s a Right.

“This whole Michael Brown thing,” a local white business owner informed me, “is a case of reverse racism!” The Saint Louis native continued, “Those people …

By Lerone A. Martin

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The Religious Roots of the Wilderness Act

When Howard Zahniser was drafting the Wilderness Act—which marks its 50th anniversary today—he confided to a colleague that he wished he were writing poetry instead. …

By Michael Schulson

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The Hope of Ferguson

In May 1970 four unarmed college students were shot to death by members of the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University. The iconic image …

By Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp

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From Berlin to Jerusalem, a Lament for Gaza and Israel

This year, I fasted on Tisha b’Av, a Jewish day of mourning for the destruction of both Jewish temples in Jerusalem. In commemoration, on the …

By Yael Shinar

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Does God Hate Shrimp? When Biblical Citation Goes Awry

One of the most popular “West Wing” clips on YouTube is President Josiah Bartlet’s biblically-based takedown of a conservative radio talk-show host (a thinly veiled …

By Emily A. Filler

Interview

The Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Interview with Charles Marsh

On April 9, 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Christian theologian who opposed the Nazis, was hanged by the regime on the grounds of a concentration …

By Tiffany Stanley

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Why Anti-Vaccination Movements Can Never Be Tamed

In Victorian England, nearly a century after the physician Edward Jenner had shown that exposure to the cowpox virus, or vaccinia, conferred immunity to smallpox, …

By Elizabeth Yale

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Hobby Lobby, Wheaton College, and a New Religious Order

Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court handed down its much-awaited decision in Hobby Lobby, holding that closely held business corporations are “persons” endowed with religious …

By Sarah Barringer Gordon and Nomi Stolzenberg

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An Autoworker Reconciles God and Mammon

By Christopher D. Cantwell

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