Contributing writer Greg Mamula reflects on how the life of Martin Luther King Jr. has intersected with his own. He writes that as important as it is to name injustice, it is equally important to consider how we lean into the hope of God’s ongoing
A religion scholar believes major trends in religion and politics can be traced back to the rise of the religious right in the 1990s, a sea change moment that set in motion an array of phenomena ranging from an uptick in religious disaffiliation to the
In episode 33 of Dangerous Dogma, Jacques Berlinerblau, professor of Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University, talks about his new book Secularism: The Basics. He also discusses the religious roots of church-state separation and current threats to political secularism in the United States.
Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy makes the argument that 2021 is 1921 in Evangelical Land – the enemies are the same, but with new names. This means that Darwin, Darrow, and Fosdick are now Fauci, the ACLU, and liberal preachers.
We introduce you to the man behind Shurtleff v. City of Boston ahead of oral arguments on Jan. 18. Through an unparalleled review of his decades-long advocacy career and an exclusive interview, we look at the man whose case could upend two centuries of U.S. church-state relations.
On New Year’s Day, 43 congregations of the Reformed Church in America split from the national denomination, one of the oldest Protestant bodies in the United States, in part over theological differences regarding same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ clergy.
Preemptive Love, a nonprofit long championed by Christian influencers and celebrities for its work in Iraq and elsewhere, plans to cut ties with its founders after former employees complained of an abusive work environment and misleading fundraising practices.
As congregations become smaller and smaller, some are being ‘replanted’ by applying the lessons from start-up congregations to older, dying churches. Although not widespread, church replanting is growing in popularity.
In this edition of A Public Witness, we consider the prayers uttered in the U.S. Capitol a year ago by both those seeking to bring the government down and by representatives of the government. We also consider the danger of official government prayers.