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Louisiana: A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns

A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

By Max Perry Mueller

Report

New Clash over Religion in Schools: Communities Face Backlash for Lessons on Islam

Many of the speakers wore red shirts in solidarity. Dozens of them took turns standing at the microphone to lash out at the members of …

By Linda K. Wertheimer

Essay

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

Report

Born Again, All Over Again

It all started with a question. On what day did Jesus die? Which led to more questions. Who wrote the Gospels? Is the English translation …

By Emily Alhadeff

Interview

For All the Sinners and Saints: An Interview with Nadia Bolz-Weber

The Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is one of the leading voices in progressive Christianity. In 2008, as a Lutheran seminarian at Iliff School of Theology in …

By Jesse James DeConto

Essay

Mormonism and the Problem of Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer got lucky. When Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith first went on sale in the summer of 2003, Krakauer …

By Max Perry Mueller

Essay

Franklin Graham Is Winning at Facebook

On June 5, Franklin Graham took to his Facebook page to provoke a boycott of Wells Fargo. The bank has released a series of nine …

By Patton Dodd

Review

Mad Men and the Enlightenment of Don Draper

The pleasures of Mad Men were many. Fans of the recently concluded AMC series about advertising in the 1960s obsessed over the meticulous detail of …

By Matthew S. Hedstrom

Excerpt

No Politics in Church? Not So Fast.

American Christians are increasingly aware that the church has a political image problem, and are increasingly eager to repair it. Association with the Religious Right, …

By Sam Speers and Kristopher Norris

Report

The Perilous Journeys of Syria’s Refugees

In August, Ahmad* calls from Greece. He got himself there from Turkey in a bilim after the smuggler took off. “What’s a bilim?” I ask. …

By Jennifer MacKenzie

States of the Union

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

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A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

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