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Opinion Top Three

J.D. Vance channels hate in Ohio Senate primary

By Jacob Lupfer — September 21, 2021
(RNS) — Seeking the Republican nomination, the empathetic author of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ has changed — for the worse. But he won’t become awful enough to win.
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Sukkot is the Jewish holiday that teaches us the joys of doing without

By Avi Shafran — September 20, 2021
(RNS) — Living in a hut teaches us that what we really have is not what we own, but what we are.

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.

Tammy Faye, a double whammy of Christian love, wins in the end

By Leah Payne — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — A new film captures her interior world but doesn’t fully explain her ingenuity and power.

A pope, two rabbis and a new concern about supersessionism

By Eric Greenberg, Eugene Fisher — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Both traditions are still learning how to speak to one another about their self-understandings.

Rebooting Hildegard of Bingen

By Susan Garthwaite — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Look past pop culture images to the spiritually wise Hildegard, help for our times.

‘Burning karma’: The Jains’ late summer holy season focuses on purifying the soul

By Kalpana Jain — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — Who are the Jains and what do they believe?

LuLaRoe and the shadow side of Mormon gender roles

By Jana Riess — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — A new docuseries shows how a Mormon couple recycled anti-feminist ideas to stay-at-home moms for profit.

Pastoral as well as radical, Bishop Spong gave priests ‘room to exist’

By Cynthia Black — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — The space he created for stretching boundaries was not only theological, but personal.

It’s time at last for an ethical conversation about Afghanistan

By Jim Wallis — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — What have 20 years of war done to our values?

Pope calls on world to welcome refugees and immigrants

By Thomas Reese — September 14, 2021
(RNS) — During his visit to Hungary and Slovakia, Pope Francis was at his prophetic best, standing up for refugees who have been bloodied by war, starved by famine and displaced by persecution.

Bishop Spong: Theology without limit or bound

By John C. Dorhauer — September 14, 2021
(RNS) — Here was a bishop putting into words answers to the questions I had asked all my life.

I preached the Dickens about antisemitism

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 12, 2021
(RNS) — The antidote to antisemitism? Pro-semitism.
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