The Century's take on the issues of the day
Washington is finally talking about increasing the minimum wage. Such a move comes with costs, but the benefits are far greater.
It's hard to categorize the various energies shaping new and renewed congregations. But it's clear that a new kind of church is in the making.
It would be a shame if the crisis in seminary education didn’t lead to fresh thinking about how the church calls, trains and places leaders.
Sen. Rubio would replace the EITC with wage supplements. He’s offered few details, but at least he agrees $18,000 is not enough to support a family.
Ministry is an undertaking of the entire church. Ministers flourish when they share their experience and reflect on it with others.
The budget deal was no grand bargain, but there was one grand outcome: the House Speaker stood up to the insurgent right. Is this the new normal?
As Francis sees it, the joy of the gospel is rooted in an experience of God's love in Jesus. And this gospel gets people involved in the world's messiness.
Is it constitutional?
A truly nonsectarian prayer would be so vague as to hardly constitute prayer. Besides, government can't assume the task of scrutinizing prayers.
Food stamps are efficient, effective and good for the economy. So should we cut them a lot, or just a little?
Between 2006 and 2010, Christians faced some form of discrimination in 139 countries—almost three-fourths of the world's nations.
Pope Francis understands that people are rarely argued into the church, but they are often loved into it.
Obamacare's hard-line opponents aren't worried that the law won't work as planned. They're worried that it will.
In the face of huge unanswered questions and with the unpredictable outcome of any act of war, U.S. military action against Syria is unwarranted.
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