Tom Krattenmaker

Tom Krattenmaker is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Tom Krattenmaker

How to win gay rights with grace (COMMENTARY)

By Tom Krattenmaker — August 18, 2015
Subtle protest, not legal confrontation, will cement equal treatment.

A Christian should lead Christians (COMMENTARY)

By Tom Krattenmaker — November 13, 2014
(RNS) Sounds logical, right? But the massive California State University system and some other colleges now require that school club leadership spots be open to all.

COMMENTARY: ‘Rock star’ pastors lose their luster

By Tom Krattenmaker — August 1, 2014
(RNS) There's a wild card that older-school religious celebrities did not have to contend with: the Internet.

COMMENTARY: Pope Francis is not a standard bearer for the right or the left

By Tom Krattenmaker — December 9, 2013
(RNS) The pope is not a politician, a media loudmouth or an activist. He is a religious figure, wholly dedicated to representing the Gospel of Jesus Christ as he understands it to a world caught up in a thousand other things.

COMMENTARY: A new evangelical engagement with public schools

By Tom Krattenmaker — June 10, 2013
(RNS) There's a new evangelical engagement with public schools that is dedicated solely to helping kids rather than arguing over school prayer, evangelism, and other culture war flash points.

COMMENTARY: Where is God when evil strikes?

By Tom Krattenmaker — May 22, 2013
(RNS) There is, alas, no good answer. Unless, that is, believers can arrive at a deeper understanding of God's omnipotence.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Blood on the hands of both sides in culture wars

By Tom Krattenmaker — August 28, 2012

(RNS) Thank you, Family Research Council, for now conceding what conservative groups have been loath to acknowledge in recent years: the truth that incendiary rhetoric indeed does contribute to a climate conducive to politically motivated violence. By Tom Krattenmaker.

COMMENTARY: Who would Jesus torture?

By Tom Krattenmaker — October 24, 2008
c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) After appearing to recede for a time, the issue of torture bears renewed poignancy, thanks to Sarah Palin and a new survey that probes evangelical Christians’ opinions on so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.” You might recall Palin’s zinger aimed at Barack Obama during her acceptance speech at the GOP convention: […]
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