Jun 28, 2011

vol 128 No. 13

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"We have rejected much of our immediate [evangelical] past," says Josh Carney of his church, University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. Looking to older traditions, "we found that some of our objections had already been addressed."
June 20, 2011

Christians need to support the cause of a Palestinian state that will live peacefully beside Israel—and at the same time reach out to our Jewish neighbors in friendship and love and shared commitment to the common good.
June 14, 2011

There are two ways to reduce the federal budget deficit: cut spending and increase revenue. Serious progress will require both. But neither can solve the larger problem behind the nation's budget woes.
June 9, 2011

I had just arrived in a new parish when a member told me how, in a horrific flash of fewer than two years, her husband died, her son was incarcerated for drug possession and her daughter committed suicide. The woman was disconsolate, drowning in grief and despairing of her empty, painful future. That's when her pastor dared to say something so bold, so outrageous, that she never forgot it.
June 21, 2011

Right-wing roots

The scholarly quest for the roots of the religious right has already passed through several iterations. Darren Dochuk's impressive book builds on this work and pushes the narrative back another generation or two.
June 15, 2011