How Faithful People Can Change Politics

On August 11, 2011, at a time when bipartisan members of Congress were trying to work out an agreement on the federal budget, eight Republican …

By John C. Danforth


The Political Legacy of Progressive Evangelicals

For all the media attention paid to the Religious Right, much less energy has been spent looking into its counterpart, the Religious Left. And yet, …

By Eric C. Miller

Editor’s Note

On Planned Parenthood, Beware of False Prophets

“The Bible says, ‘Beware of false prophets,’” outgoing House Speaker John Boehner told Face the Nation host John Dickerson on September 27. Boehner was referring …

By Marie Griffith


Pope Francis Comes to Washington

As recently as the 1950s, it was gospel in certain liberal circles that Catholicism was, to take a leaf from Ben Carson, “inconsistent with the …

By Leslie Woodcock Tentler


When Our Truths Are Ignored: Proslavery Theology’s Legacy

For an African American writer during slavery, there was an expectation that a “white envelope” framed the “black message.” For autobiographers like Frederick Douglass and …

By Yolanda Pierce


What Should Be Made of the Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos?

It is indeed terrible to watch: A doctor arrives for lunch, breezily chats about L.A. traffic, casually gives out medical advice (drink water if you …

By Laurie Zoloth


The Rise of Christian Conservative Legal Organizations

Two years ago, a longtime customer walked into Barronelle Stutzman’s flower shop with a request: the customer—who is gay—asked Stutzman to provide flowers for his …

By Daniel Bennett


Ebola and U.S. Hospital Chaplains: A (Deliberately) Untold Story

In August, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, medical missionaries who were serving in Liberia, arrived at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital. The facility was the …

By Betsy Shirley


Meet Chad Connelly, the Republican Party’s Faith Ambassador

On a Thursday morning in early September, a handful of Louisiana pastors gathered at a Baptist church on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain to …

By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux


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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