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Teacher-led prayer is back in the public schools

By Mark Silk — June 28, 2022
(RNS) — At least, on the playing field.

When is it time to leave America?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 28, 2022
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Pro-lifer 3.0 to abortion-rights supporters: Let’s talk

By Charles C. Camosy — June 27, 2022
(RNS) — Let’s put on our big-boy and big-girl boots and have an exchange that matters.

A good week for the culture war

By Mark Silk — June 25, 2022
(RNS) — The Supreme Court lives up to expectations on guns, education and abortion.

How Mormons are sabotaging marriage and the family

By Jana Riess — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — People rightly object to the hot-wife-as-reward fallacy; it’s sexist, shallow and theologically bankrupt. But here’s another objection I haven’t heard raised: This is a surefire way to torpedo a marriage before it even begins.

Can the Southern Baptist Convention be saved?

By Karen Swallow Prior — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Look for the helpers,’ said Mister Rogers, but right now in the SBC we need to look for the humble.

Does God make sense?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 24, 2022
A challenging new book wants a God that we can believe in. Who is the "we"?

SCOTUS puts government back in the business of funding religious education

By Khyati Y. Joshi — June 23, 2022
(RNS) — This ruling allows taxpayers to be compelled to pay tuition to schools that expressly discriminate.

Why nonsense stories about the pope resigning keep popping up

By Thomas Reese — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — Francis can still perform his papal duties as long as his mind is clear.

The theological ethicist who didn’t mince words

By Mark Silk — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — Remembering a journalistic encounter with James Gustafson.

Why LGBTQ pride is a Jewish issue

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 20, 2022
(RNS) — The intersectionality of Jews and gays has a particular power and poignancy.

Why A. B. Yehoshua matters

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 16, 2022
He was my first Israeli literary crush. Here is why.

My generation needs to apologize to the class of 2022

By Thomas Reese — June 15, 2022
(RNS) — Thanks to us, this rising generation is the world’s last chance.

How Judeo-Christian is the US Constitution?

By Mark Silk — June 15, 2022
(RNS) — There's evidence the Founding Fathers did their best to keep religion out of it almost entirely.
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