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Spiritual Politics

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.
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When redemption fails

By Mark Silk — August 11, 2021
(RNS) — Americans are in thrall to fulfillment, and prophecy is king.

Why file frivolous religious rights cases against COVID protections?

By Mark Silk — August 6, 2021
(RNS) — It's not about the law.

Running on ‘Stop the Steal,’ the GOP goes all in on presidential sedevacantism

By Mark Silk — July 28, 2021
(RNS) — It's our version of the traditionalist Catholic delegitimizing of the pope.

White evangelicals in numerical, political decline

By Mark Silk — July 14, 2021
(RNS) — A lesson from the new PRRI religious census.

The Baptist insights of the man who wrote ‘Robert’s Rules’

By Mark Silk — July 9, 2021
(RNS) — It's time for our democracy to give the man his due.

Americans are as divided as ever, and religion is the wedge

By Mark Silk — July 2, 2021
That's a critical take-away from the latest report from the Pew Research Center.

Catholic bishops put Eucharistic politics on a slow burn

By Mark Silk — June 29, 2021
(RNS) — Will the USCCB preclude a national policy barring pro-choice Catholic politicians from Communion?

Supreme Court puts Scalia’s Smith decision on life support

By Mark Silk — June 21, 2021
(RNS) — Justice Amy Coney Barrett outlined why it’s time to pull the plug.

The end of the oracular papacy

By Mark Silk — June 16, 2021
(RNS) — Conservative resistance to Pope Francis signals a new era for the Catholic Church.

The bubbas-that-be in the SBC

By Mark Silk — June 9, 2021
(RNS) — How Russell Moore fell afoul of them.

Hat store owner apologizes for the anti-vax yellow Star of David

By Mark Silk — May 31, 2021
(RNS) — She goes where Marjorie Taylor Greene didn't.

The true Republican religion

By Mark Silk — May 26, 2021
(RNS) — It's Trumpianity.
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