The Christian Worldview of Mike Pence

Hours after Donald Trump’s infamous tape was released, Republicans were calling on Mike Pence to replace his running mate atop the ticket. Faced with a …

By Max Perry Mueller


Aboard Noah’s Ark, in a Kentucky Corn Field

Noah’s Ark has a great kitchen. Above the butcher block countertops, gleaming knives and a pizza peel adorn the wall. Garlic cloves hang from a …

By Tim Townsend


The Moral Tribalism of Contemporary Politics

My friends are a model of religious pluralism. Put them all in a room, and they’d look like the Parliament of World Religions—Buddhist, Muslim, Catholic, …

By Michael Schulson


The Liberation Theology of Dr. Paul Farmer

J ust weeks ago, during a February visit to Mexico, Pope Francis gave a Mass at Ecatepec, a slum outside of Mexico City. The teaching …

By M. Sophia Newman


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


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

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


Climate Change and the Legacy of Thomas Merton

“I love the nature that is all around me here,” Catholic monk, author, and social activist Thomas Merton wrote from his Kentucky hermitage one cold …

By M. Sophia Newman


Ben Carson, Science, and Seventh-day Adventists

­­P residential candidate Ben Carson’s scientific views might seem out of place for a renowned neurosurgeon. He is uncertain on global warming, opining to Bloomberg: …

By Ben Spackman


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

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