The New England Way

Anyone who wants to understand what makes religion in public life different in New England should take a look at this article in today's Hartford Courant. The Connecticut Valley Atheists ...

Surgathon

Check out Newsweek's latest Iowa poll. Golly. Looks like the Mittster should have struck while his iron was hot. Ambinder thinks this could actually be good news for Romney because ...

Shocked, Shocked

Just before Romney's speech, Ralph Reed told Anderson Cooper: And I think what we need to do is, we need to stop doing doctrinal frisks of presidential candidates and theological ...

From Jan Shipps

Jan is still learning how to use the technology, so I'm posting this for her. MS To great hoopla, Governor Mitt Romney gave an address about “Faith in America” on ...

Reacting at Trinity

The Hartford Courant's story on the speech used my class's reaction as the frame. Buck did a nice job, though I would have liked to see more of the students, ...

The Speech

It's been a long day of talking and thinking about Mitt Does Houston. As it happened, the speech took place at 10:30--in the middle of the last class of my ...

The Speech

Mitt Romney delivered his "Faith in America" speech at 10:30 this morning. Here is the video

JFK's Speech, In Case You Forgot...

On the eve of Romney's big speech the world is waiting with bated breath. How will it compare to Kennedy’s 1960 address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on the ...

Welcome

I want to welcome John Green and Jan Shipps aboard for the inaugural sail of this blog. We'll be getting this site in more presentable shape very soon--a banner that ...

Don't disagree

"I don't disagree with the Bible. I try to live by it." In other words, I try to live by what I don't disagree with. Somehow, Romney's going to have ...

"The Speech"

So now Romney decides to give "the speech"--the discussion of religion that he has been contemplating lo these many months. It's hard to avoid the suspicion that the only reason ...

Huckabee Surge

I agree with David Brody assessment that Huckabee hit the Bible question out of the park. Money quote: The part of Huckabee's answer that probably resonated with Evangelicals is when ...

Mark Silk bio

Editor Mark Silk is professor of religion in public life at Trinity College (Hartford, CT), and a leading expert on how religion is covered in the media. He is the ...