Islam, Indonesian style

At the "Compassion Forum," Barack Obama made clear that the moderate Islam that was the norm in the Indonesia of his youth is his model of what Islam should be ...

Queen Hillary

In last night's Commpassion Forum, Campbell Brown asked Hillary Clinton to name her favorite Bible story and she named...the story of Esther: But clearly, for me, the recent Purim holiday ...

Not Relevant

Hillary Clinton said that the question of her church attendance "is not relevant" for tonight's debate. Clinton went on to say “This is about what people feel is being said ...

Rev. Wright Speaks

Jeremiah Wright delivered his first public sermon since stepping down from TUCC, today. He urged a congregation in Norfolk, VA. not to "quote Jeremiah Wright" but to instead "quote Jesus." ...

What's Wrong with the White Working Class

"It's not surprising that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment." No one jumped ...

What the Pope Has To Say

When popes come to America, so comes the inevitable criticism, pre- and post-visit, heaped upon the media for not understanding what the pope is really doing here. This is all ...

All BHO's Catholics

For the record, the complete National Advisory Council list: National Co-Chairs * Senator Bob Casey Representative Patrick Murphy (PA-08) Former Congressman Tim Roemer, President of the Center for National Policy ...

Catholic Problem?

The generally astute Marc Ambinder chews over Obama's alleged Catholic problem and, like most commentators, misses the point. As has been noted in this space before, taken in the aggregate, ...

Obama's Catholic Team

The Obama campaign rolled out its Catholic Advisory Council today, including: Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA), Congressman Patrick Murphy (PA-O8), Former Congressman Tim Roemer, Sr. Catherine Pinkerton, Congregation of ...

TV Guide

I know what I'll be watching Saturday evening...Jesus Camp Part Deux. Add to Favorite Articles

Waiting for the End

Comedy Central weighs in on the Huckaticktock. As for me, I'm expecting The Great Disappointment. Again. Add to Favorite Articles

Olympic Sacrilege

The ancient Olympic Games were as much a religious affair (honoring Zeus and King Pelops of Olympia) as an athletic one, and the modern Olympics should also be recognized as ...

Born Again Not

Beliefnet's God-O-Meter (jeez, I could live without that bit of cutsie-poo) usefully calls attention to the Baptist Press Association's interview of the pastor of the North Phoenix Baptist Church that ...

Powell Contexualizes

Colin Powell's remarks on Jeremiah Wright in this morming's interview with Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America" serve notice. "Rev. Wright is also somebody who has made enormous contributions in ...