Jacob Lupfer is a contributing editor at Religion News Service and a doctoral candidate in political science at Georgetown University. Visit his website or follow him on Twitter.
In 1947 and 1948, respectively, Christian scholars C.S. Lewis and Reinhold Niebuhr appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Since then, commentators have bemoaned the disappearance of the Christian intellectual.
The news that Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards will speak at Georgetown University this week reignited a perennial debate about freedom and identity in religious universities, particularly Catholic institutions.
In an era when most faith groups’ political priorities align predictably with the two major parties, it is refreshing to behold a truly diverse religious consensus on an issue.
In the wake of Friday’s landmark 5-4 Supreme Court decision finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, two divergent streams of American cultural and religious life are as far apart as ever.
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