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Essay

At BYU, a New Confrontation in the Campus Sexual Assault Debates

The process for adjudicating sexual assault cases on college campuses has sparked widespread debate across the country. A new dimension of those conversations, involving a …

By Kristine Haglund

Essay

North Carolina’s HB2 and the Shifting Battle over LGBT Rights

In March, in a special session that cost taxpayers $42,000, the North Carolina legislature met and passed, after just nine hours of deliberations that included …

By Kent L. Brintnall

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

Report

Creationism’s Future After No Child Left Behind

On December 10 of this past year, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ESSA replaces the increasingly unpopular No …

By Adam R. Shapiro

Interview

Confronting Religious Violence: An Interview with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

On November 3, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks gave a lecture at Washington University in St. Louis based on his most recent book, Not in God’s …

By Jack West

Essay

The God of Abraham Praise: Wheaton College Considers Its Muslim Neighbors

Few topics matter more to American evangelicals than religious identity. Who is my God? Who is my neighbor? What does it mean to follow Jesus? …

By John Schmalzbauer

Excerpt

Thomas Jefferson and the Origins of American Religious Nationalism

Scholars have variously depicted Thomas Jefferson as everything from a crypto-Unitarian with a deep love of Jesus to a priest-baiting infidel. My own view is …

By Sam Haselby

Essay

Teaching Islam in the Age of ISIS

Last academic year, students at my college asked me to participate in two faculty panel discussions on current events: one on ISIS (also known as …

By Amina Steinfels

Essay

Pulling Us Back In: David Barton, Ted Cruz, and the Evangelical Grassroots

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. Like Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III, who thought he could squirm …

By Paul Harvey

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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