Opinion

Eric Metaxas and the losing of the evangelical mind

By Robert K. Vischer — December 1, 2020

(RNS) — Christians can’t wait for the sociologists to sort out why our fellow congregants believe in ‘Q’ or that Trump won the election. We need a strategy to restore a few basic truths.

No tears for that Iranian scientist

By Jeffrey Salkin — December 1, 2020
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How a Supreme Court bent on protecting religion could harm it

By Benjamin Spratt, Joshua Stanton — December 1, 2020

(RNS) — Even if the Supreme Court allows church and synagogue doors to remain open, it cannot fill the pews.

Who should get COVID-19 vaccine first?

By Charles C. Camosy — November 30, 2020

(RNS) — Giving a healthy 17-year-old supermarket cashier a vaccine before a 67-year-old with diabetes and asthma cannot be defended.

On the anniversary of his birth, a reflection on the life of Guru Nanak

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 30, 2020

(RNS) — Sikhs around the world celebrate the birth anniversary of their founder-prophet, Guru Nanak, every autumn.

Farmers’ protests against India’s new agriculture laws follow long Sikh tradition

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 30, 2020

(RNS) — Protest is not new to Sikhs; rather, it permeates Sikh history, past and present.

In a year of waiting and hoping, Advent reminds us that patience can be healthy

By Wes Granberg-Michaelson — November 28, 2020

(RNS) — Advent comes with this countervailing message: Expect God to show up in unexpected places, like a subway car, a Zoom call, or a stable.

Biden, second Catholic president, exacerbates US bishops’ divisions

By Mark Silk — November 25, 2020

(RNS) — A new working group takes the lead in taking on pro-choice Biden.

How do Mormons deal with conflict and faith crises? Avoidance doesn’t work, expert says

By Jana Riess — November 25, 2020

Step One, says Chad Ford, is to let go of the fear of conflict, and recognize that conflict itself is not sinful. But for Mormons steeped in both niceness and hierarchical leadership structures, that may be hard to achieve.

Yes, Charlie Kirk, we can be thankful for an imperfect America this Thanksgiving

By Shane Claiborne — November 25, 2020

(RNS) — We can be both thankful for what America is … and impatiently hopeful for what America could be.

When visible Jews endanger lives

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 25, 2020

(RNS) — You think it’s anti-Semitic to criticize Orthodox Jewish gatherings? Then you might want to rethink Judaism.

Evangelical Christians once were saved. After Trump, they’re lost.

By Michael O. Emerson, Joel Edward Goza — November 24, 2020

(RNS) — Trump did more than capture white evangelical Christians’ votes: He in many ways became the face of white evangelicalism.

Thanksgiving has always been about grief. Pass the mashed potatoes.

By Jana Riess — November 24, 2020

(RNS) — Marking both grief and gratitude isn’t antithetical to the Thanksgiving holiday; in fact, it’s baked into its very history.  

Pompeo’s rights commission distilled decades of evangelicals’ hopes

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 23, 2020

(RNS) — Rights seen as coming directly from God are emphasized over economic justice and fighting the types of abuses exacted by right-wing authoritarian leaders.

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