(RNS) — Our rampant biblical illiteracy helps explain why those most passionate about pushing the Bible in settings of dubious appropriateness (like a Navy hospital in Japan) often press their case in deeply unbiblical ways. (Commentary)
Author - Tom Krattenmaker
(RNS) — Whenever we remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., some people inevitably pull out a piece of sandpaper and try to smooth the sharp edges of the great civil rights prophet.
(RNS) — Thankfully, we can find in religions and secular ethics some powerful correctives to what is broken in sex culture today.
(RNS) — It’s useful to realize that over the course of our history, religious-minority underdogs are not the only people to invoke religious freedom.
(RNS) — 'Given the baggage it’s taken on, the term is probably not salvageable. The effort to redeem it is probably not worth the cost in time and energy,' writes Tom Krattenmaker.
(RNS) The individual mandate frames the never-resolved question that goes to the heart of our society’s idea of itself as a moral, Christian nation, or at least a Christian-influenced one. What obligation do we have to our fellow citizens?
(RNS) Despite their carefully cultivated image as the people who are most committed to following the Bible, when it comes down to it, white evangelicals are strongly influenced by nonbiblical factors.
(RNS) It’s interesting to juxtapose the emerging statistical reality with the rhetoric that has been common among evangelical leaders.
(RNS) A glass-half-full assessment of the secular movement shows a level of progress and momentum that promises to make it harder for politicians to disregard, writes Tom Krattenmaker.