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The New White Nationalists?

There’s a 1920s Klan pamphlet, The Menace of Modern Immigration, that is worth recalling in the lead-up to the current presidential election. Written by H.W. …

By Kelly J. Baker


Eric Metaxas’s Bonhoeffer Delusions

“We are better than this,” declares Marian Wright Edelman, the president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund. “Bonhoeffer, the great German Protestant theologian who …

By Charles Marsh


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


The Conflicted Catholicism of Tim Kaine

On a recent conference call with the voter outreach group Catholics for Hillary, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine trotted out his faith credentials. He spoke …

By Megan Sweas


What Phyllis Schlafly Believed: An Unreleased Interview with the Late Anti-Feminist Activist

Phyllis Schlafly, who died yesterday at the age of 92, will long be remembered as one of the most politically consequential figures of her time. …

By Marie Griffith


The Decline of White Christian America

For most of the twentieth century, in White Christian America the terms “Christian” and “Protestant” were virtually synonymous. Questions like “And where do you go …

By Robert P. Jones


Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and Black Christian Women’s Spirituality

In her book, Between Sundays: Black Women and Everyday Struggles of Faith, Marla Frederick chronicles Black women’s participation in the church and development of spirituality …

By Candice Benbow


Orlando: A Lament

Like most people on the East Coast, I got the first news in the blur of waking on Sunday morning. I checked my email for …

By Mark D. Jordan

Editor’s Note

Orlando Shooting: An Attack at the Center of America’s Fault Lines

  First, the sorrow. Then, the fury. Next, what? Countless Americans, across our political divides, experience stages one and two after a massacre such as …

By Marie Griffith


When Being Pro-Life Did Not Mean Being Conservative

For those who have come of age in the so-called millennial generation, the alliance between conservative Republicanism and “pro-life” activism is accepted without question. Indeed, …

By Eric C. Miller

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