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Marilynne Robinson in Montgomery

Marilynne Robinson’s new novel Lila has been greeted with rapture—not just by critics but also by a host of readers who rely on Robinson for …

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Interview

Do Liberals Always Win? An Interview with Stephen Prothero

On October 23, Stephen Prothero spoke at Washington University in St. Louis as part of the Danforth Distinguished Lectures, sponsored by the John C. Danforth …

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Essay

Local Religious Leaders Respond to Ferguson

Since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, St. Louis County, on August 9, 2014, and especially since the November 24 announcement that the grand …

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The Protestant Mainline Goes to Washington

On a Sunday morning this past October, some 1,500 preachers and ministers across the country joined in a nationwide protest they called Pulpit Freedom Sunday. …

By Gene Zubovich

Essay

After the Midterms, Where Can Congress and Obama Find Consensus?

Abetter-than-expected performance in the recent congressional midterm elections left the Republican Party in control of both houses of Congress. Not only did the GOP capture …

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Interview

The State of Interfaith Work: An Interview with Welton Gaddy

The Rev. C. Welton Gaddy might seem like an unlikely champion for interfaith activism and for the separation of church and state. Raised in what …

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Atheists in Foxholes: The Military Chaplaincy’s Humanist Problem

Do American military chaplains need to believe in God? Or, as the Navy Times once asked, “Who supports the atheists in the military?” These questions …

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The States Project

Illinois: An Autoworker Reconciles God and Mammon

An Autoworker Reconciles God and Mammon

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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 …

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Essay

For Michael Brown, Justice Is Not a Gift. It’s a Right.

“This whole Michael Brown thing,” a local white business owner informed me, “is a case of reverse racism!” The Saint Louis native continued, “Those people …

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States of the Union

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