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The Decline of White Christian America

For most of the twentieth century, in White Christian America the terms “Christian” and “Protestant” were virtually synonymous. Questions like “And where do you go …

By Robert P. Jones

Essay

Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and Black Christian Women’s Spirituality

In her book, Between Sundays: Black Women and Everyday Struggles of Faith, Marla Frederick chronicles Black women’s participation in the church and development of spirituality …

By Candice Benbow

Review

To Serve God and Mammon

The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream by Chris Lehmann Melville House, 2016 Last year, the aptly named Pastor Creflo Dollar, …

By Gordon Haber

Report

The Dangerous Faith of a Notorious Drug Lord

  Nothing and no one will make me change: not even the lies or the rumors that are said against me. I have decided to …

By Alfredo Garcia

Essay

Remembering Daniel Berrigan (1921-2016): Priest, Poet, and Pacifist

Daniel Berrigan, the radical priest who helped to redefine what it means to be a Roman Catholic in post-Vatican II America, died on April 30 …

By Shawn F. Peters

Essay

The EU-Turkey Agreement on Refugees: Echo of a Tragic Past

The European Union started deporting hundreds of refugees in early April. As of March 20, the EU will return to Turkey all new refugees who …

By Greg Goalwin

Essay

A Hospital Tradition Remembers the Youngest Patients

“How many children do you have?” I asked a colleague as we started to get to know each other a few months ago. “One,” she …

By Wendy Cadge

Interview

American Catholicism in Public Life: An Interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Last month, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Catholic archbishop of New York, gave a public lecture at Washington University in St. Louis. It was a homecoming …

By Tiffany Stanley

Essay

Is God Dead? A TIME Cover Turns 50

On Good Friday in April 1966, fifty years ago this month, Time magazine published its famously controversial cover story, “Is God Dead?” Placing that stark …

By Leigh Eric Schmidt

Review

What Happened to the Jesus People?

Evangelical hippies in the 1970s were known for flashing their “one-way” sign—an index finger pointing upward that signaled an alternative to the counter-cultural peace sign …

By Mark Hulsether

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

Louisiana

A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

By Max Perry Mueller

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