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Jacob Lupfer

A contributing editor at RNS, Jacob Lupfer is a writer and consultant in Baltimore. His website is Follow him on Twitter at @jlupf. The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily represent those of Religion News Service.

All Stories by Jacob Lupfer

DeSantis’ lack of God-talk signals a shift in Republican politics

By Jacob Lupfer — May 12, 2023
(RNS) — Can anyone win the 2024 nomination of the 'religious party,' without speaking directly to religious voters?

Is it time for conservative Christians to give Freud another look?

By Jacob Lupfer — May 10, 2023
(RNS) — Freudian psychoanalysis might have something to offer religious believers.

The last Christian king?

By Jacob Lupfer — May 5, 2023
(RNS) — How inclusive can something be and still be considered Christian?

DeSantis reinvents a public university using Christian Hillsdale as a model

By Jacob Lupfer — April 13, 2023
(RNS) — DeSantis’ laboratory of anti-wokeness could become a template for GOP governors across the land.

Fish sandwiches, Lenten discipline and the spirituality of consumerism

By Jacob Lupfer — April 6, 2023
(RNS) — Lent still has the power to modify some of the most scrupulously managed menus in the sector.

Can DeSantis break Trump’s hold on the religious right?

By Jacob Lupfer — March 30, 2023
(RNS) — It’s a time for choosing.

Another religious leader marks 10 years of trying to find peace on LGBTQ

By Jacob Lupfer — March 17, 2023
(RNS) — Can the Archbishop of Canterbury hold the Anglican Communion together?

When it comes to 2024, do evangelical Christians matter?

By Jacob Lupfer — March 8, 2023
(RNS) — Evangelicals’ irrelevancy speaks to their political success — and to their moral failure.

Cormac McCarthy’s surprising turn to spirituality

By Jacob Lupfer — March 6, 2023
(RNS) — Two unexpected McCarthy novels prove to be his most religious yet.

Choosing the irrational sanity of Ash Wednesday

By Jacob Lupfer — February 21, 2023
(RNS) — Ash Wednesday is almost universally underrated in its power to redeem.

Frank Pavone, a priest for the age of Trump

By Jacob Lupfer — January 27, 2023
(RNS) — The former priest is a symbol of how the pro-life movement has been deformed by its totalizing tendencies.

A half-century after Roe, faith groups need to reexamine theology behind abortion politics

By Jacob Lupfer — January 20, 2023
(RNS) — The last time we had religious innovation on the question of abortion came in the 1970s.

How sacred music enchants the secular world

By Jacob Lupfer — December 16, 2022
(RNS) — We may notice it more at Christmastime or at the movies, but sacred choral music has the power to move all of us, religious or secular, just about any time.

The simple faith of gathering together and giving thanks

By Jacob Lupfer — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — These hymns ring loud in my consciousness after other trappings of devotion have fallen away.

Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King. Here’s why it still matters.

By Jacob Lupfer — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — Christ the King offers both a hopeful and a sobering reminder to Christians, whose loyalty to Jesus becomes subordinated to political ideology.
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