Given the questions about the event throughout its seven-decade history, the National Prayer Breakfast deserves greater attention. So in this issue of A Public Witness, Brian Kaylor recalls its history and recent controversies before considering what this year's new changes could mean.
This issue of A Public Witness reviews the position of congressional chaplain before analyzing last week’s House prayers during the battle to elect a new speaker. Then it offers a benediction contemplating a better way of thinking about religion and politics.
In 1993, the Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr., founder of Liberty University and co-founder of the Moral Majority, promoted a book called “The Myth of Separation” by a Texan named David Barton. According to a Christian Century report, less than a month later on Falwell’s television
We travel back to 1962 to consider the Court’s case on prayer in public schools (including how Word&Way praised the ruling at the time). Then we return to the present to analyze the arguments in Carson v. Makin before peering into the future to consider where this dangerous
Editor-in-Chief Brian Kaylor responds to comments by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al Mohler, who attacked Americans United for Separation of Church and State while he advocated for government prayers in public schools.
In this issue of A Public Witness, we tackle the arguments in Kennedy v. Bremerton, review the call on the field about church-state issues in public schools, and throw a flag against the Christian Nationalism trying to undermine public education, democratic principles, and religious sincerity.
In this issue of A Public Witness, we introduce you to an influential political activist seeking converts to his partisan gospel. Then we visit Kirk’s event at Grace Church to warn about the problematic ideology he’s presenting as a biblical message.
We interpret the Constitution and rule Graham’s questions out-of-bounds. Then we give a second hearing to a related misstep by Sen. Dianne Feinstein in questioning now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Finally, we render our verdict about the role religion should play in U.S. judicial hearings.
In this edition of A Public Witness we’ll consider the church politics going on in the Tar Heel state, detail how one Baptist-preacher-turned-candidate is taking the Lord’s name in vain, and analyze why campaigns are corrupting congregational life.
A West Virginia school superintendent is investigating a Feb. 2 religious revival event that occurred at Huntington High School, saying he believes some students’ rights have been violated.