Historian John Turner tells the story of Plymouth Colony with nuance and care.
David Opderbeck’s book about theology, the law, and how we engage with both
Genuine Christian faith is larger than the US Constitution.
Melissa Rogers considers what a healthy role for religion in American public life might look like.
His narrative includes heroes and villains on both sides of the political divide.
A riveting history of religious dissenters, from William Blake to Clarence Jordan
John Corvino, Ryan Anderson, and Sherif Girgis agree: religious liberty is good, discrimination is bad, and the clash between these values is complicated.
Peyote use has been defended with religious liberty arguments. So has Bible reading in public schools.
We have now heard Donald Trump’s words, literally ad nauseam, as he boasted about forcing himself on women, kissing them and grabbing them. Now, while the Republican Party implodes, many conservative evangelicals are brushing off the comments.
A summer of racial unrest throughout the country has led to calls in the presidential campaign to “restore law and order.” It’s the same line used by Richard Nixon in 1968 to appeal to white nationalist fears of black criminality after the “long hot summer of 1967.” Racialized wars on drugs emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries—directed against Chinese people for opium use, African Americans in the South for charges of cocaine use, and Mexicans and Mexican Americans surrounding allegations of marijuana use. Then there is peyote, a sacred medicine and religious adjunct in Native American worship.
There are at least two important differences between a touring musician who skips a state to make a point and a service provider who doesn’t want to provide services on account of personal opposition to the larger thing being served.