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Mark Silk

Mark Silk is Professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College and director of the college's Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life. He is a Contributing Editor of the Religion News Service

All Stories by Mark Silk

Why Jonah is a prophet for our time

By Mark Silk — September 20, 2021
(RNS) — When the unwilling prophet blames God for his woes, God answers by trolling Jonah.

The fundamentalist who created today’s conservative template

By Mark Silk — August 23, 2021
(RNS) — Meet a New Jersey pastor named Carl McIntire.

Why Jews should support Ben and Jerry’s boycott

By Mark Silk — August 16, 2021
(RNS) — To save, not destroy, the Zionist enterprise.

When redemption fails

By Mark Silk — August 11, 2021
(RNS) — Americans are in thrall to fulfillment, and prophecy is king.

Why file frivolous religious rights cases against COVID protections?

By Mark Silk — August 6, 2021
(RNS) — It's not about the law.

Running on ‘Stop the Steal,’ the GOP goes all in on presidential sedevacantism

By Mark Silk — July 28, 2021
(RNS) — It's our version of the traditionalist Catholic delegitimizing of the pope.

White evangelicals in numerical, political decline

By Mark Silk — July 14, 2021
(RNS) — A lesson from the new PRRI religious census.

The Baptist insights of the man who wrote ‘Robert’s Rules’

By Mark Silk — July 9, 2021
(RNS) — It's time for our democracy to give the man his due.

Americans are as divided as ever, and religion is the wedge

By Mark Silk — July 2, 2021
That's a critical take-away from the latest report from the Pew Research Center.

Catholic bishops put Eucharistic politics on a slow burn

By Mark Silk — June 29, 2021
(RNS) — Will the USCCB preclude a national policy barring pro-choice Catholic politicians from Communion?

Supreme Court puts Scalia’s Smith decision on life support

By Mark Silk — June 21, 2021
(RNS) — Justice Amy Coney Barrett outlined why it’s time to pull the plug.

The end of the oracular papacy

By Mark Silk — June 16, 2021
(RNS) — Conservative resistance to Pope Francis signals a new era for the Catholic Church.

The bubbas-that-be in the SBC

By Mark Silk — June 9, 2021
(RNS) — How Russell Moore fell afoul of them.

Hat store owner apologizes for the anti-vax yellow Star of David

By Mark Silk — May 31, 2021
(RNS) — She goes where Marjorie Taylor Greene didn't.

The true Republican religion

By Mark Silk — May 26, 2021
(RNS) — It's Trumpianity.
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