Law & Order

Essay

The Paradoxes of Ted Cruz

By almost any reckoning, Ted Cruz’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination presents voters with a paradox—several paradoxes, actually. The senator from Texas styles himself …

By Randall Balmer

Essay

America’s Divisions and Scalia’s Christian Visions

As efforts are made to assess the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last month, pundits have avoided discussing the one decision that stands …

By Nomi Stolzenberg

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

Review

Along the Edges of Faith: The Many Sectors of American Chaplains

Meg, a chaplain at an urban academic medical center, spoke often about hope in the time I spent shadowing and interviewing her for my book …

By Wendy Cadge

The Table

Capital Crime Calls for Capital Punishment

It is one of those recurring issues, at least in the American context, that refuses to leave us alone. The increasingly pointless face of crime, …

By J. Daryl Charles

The Table

The United States Should Abolish the Death Penalty, as Pope Francis Implores

In his recent address before Congress, Pope Francis gave his support and encouragement to the call to abolish the death penalty in the United States. …

By Joseph A. Fiorenza

The Table

Let’s Reform Our Broken Criminal Justice System

Never Murder.  –Exodus 20:13 (God’s Word Translation) As an African American woman who identifies with the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith and who has …

By Onleilove Alston

The Table

For Mormons, a Contested Legacy on Capital Punishment

Over the past century and a half, numerous authors, from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Jon Krakauer, have been fascinated—and horrified—by the nineteenth-century Mormon teaching …

By Patrick Q. Mason

Essay

Ammon Bundy and the Paradoxes of Mormon Political Theologies

On Saturday, January 2, Ammon Bundy led a group of protesters in occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Building outside of Burns, Oregon. An outgrowth of …

By Benjamin E. Park

Essay

The Long American Tradition of Nativist Politics

Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, possibly including U.S. citizens, produced immediate, and well deserved, condemnation from figures across …

By Robin Dale Jacobson

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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