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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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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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Remembering the Rebbe

On a summer night in Crown Heights, thousands of Hasidic Jews sit on plastic, fold-out chairs to watch a projected recording of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, …

By Sam Kestenbaum

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A Sunday Spent with Jimmy Carter

Southwest Georgia is Baptist country. The back roads heading south out of Columbus are bracketed by red soil, scruffy pines, and clapboard buildings sporting names …

By Randall Balmer

Interview

Obama and the Paradoxes of Progressive Christianity: An Interview with James Kloppenberg

On March 27-29, scholars gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Danforth Center on Religion & Politics for the conference “Beyond the Culture Wars: Recasting …

By Tiffany Stanley

Essay

What the Show Cosmos Gets Wrong about Religion—and Science

In its third episode, titled “When Knowledge Conquered Fear,” the new Cosmos reboot, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, tells the story of the discovery …

By Elizabeth Yale

Essay

Texas Textbooks: A Case Study for Creationism’s Staying Power

The Texas textbook wars have finally yielded a win for the Enlightenment. In November, the state school board delayed final approval of a biology textbook …

By Molly Worthen

The Table

How Should We Teach the Bible in Public Schools?

This past summer marked the fiftieth anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision in Abington Township v. Schempp. That case is most famous for …

By Mark A. Chancey

The Table

The Dangers of Religious Instruction in Public Schools

When I heard the question, “Should we teach religion in public schools?” it made me cringe. Why? The United States is currently in the unenviable …

By Annie Laurie Gaylor

The Table

We Must Teach about Religion in High Schools

In September, Hendersonville High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee, made national news when it suspended field trips to religious sites as part of an elective class …

By Joseph Laycock

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An Autoworker Reconciles God and Mammon

By Christopher D. Cantwell

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