Eric Metaxas’s Bonhoeffer Delusions

“We are better than this,” declares Marian Wright Edelman, the president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund. “Bonhoeffer, the great German Protestant theologian who …

By Charles Marsh


Why Donald Trump Is Losing Catholic Voters

Even early in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, there were signs that he might struggle to win the hearts of Catholic voters. He was competing for …

By Jacob Lupfer


The Mormon Council of Fifty: What Joseph Smith’s Secret Records Reveal

In 1844, the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith surrendered himself to state authorities after destroying an anti-Mormon printing press in Nauvoo, Illinois. When he was sent …

By Benjamin E. Park


Aboard Noah’s Ark, in a Kentucky Corn Field

Noah’s Ark has a great kitchen. Above the butcher block countertops, gleaming knives and a pizza peel adorn the wall. Garlic cloves hang from a …

By Tim Townsend


The Moral Tribalism of Contemporary Politics

My friends are a model of religious pluralism. Put them all in a room, and they’d look like the Parliament of World Religions—Buddhist, Muslim, Catholic, …

By Michael Schulson


The Persecution of China’s Muslim Uyghurs

It was broad daylight in a busy part of Beijing when a local doctor—a friend of mine—rear-ended the car in front of hers. Though it …

By Matt Moir


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


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


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


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

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