Philip Jenkins is a distinguished senior fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion and the author of Laying Down the Sword: Why We Can't Ignore the Bible's Violent Verses.
Recently, 20,000 residents of a Welsh industrial town participated in a play—and reaffirmed the residual power of Christian imagery in a secular society.
20 years after the siege
In April 1993, the FBI siege on the Branch Davidian compound ended in disaster. The event still casts a long shadow on our divided nation.
A century ago, William Wade Harris began his march across the Ivory Coast. He proclaimed a Christ who was not the property of the master race.
The U.S. may be heading toward European-style secularization. More surprisingly, several Latin American countries mirror conditions in the States.
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