Opinion

Is democracy sacred?

By Anthony D. Baker — November 6, 2020

(The Conversation) — “Though politics relies on virtue, this does not make it religious,” writes Anthony D. Baker.

Joe Biden has best showing of any Democrat in Utah since 1964

By Jana Riess — November 5, 2020

(RNS) — Even heavily Mormon Provo, once reliably red, turned purple.

God’s on his throne. But we still have to do the work.

By Andre Henry — November 5, 2020

(RNS) — The message to the powerful is ‘God is on the throne; act like it!’ 

The Trumpian breach of faith

By Mark Silk — November 4, 2020

(RNS) — Imagining what Theodore H. White would have made of the making of the president 2020.

Welcome to Sodom, USA

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 4, 2020

(RNS) — Cry the beloved country. No matter who wins.

Conservative Catholics, Trump and the existential longing to be the ‘heroes’ of our age

By Tara Isabella Burton — November 3, 2020

NEW YORK (RNS) — In Will Arbery’s Pulitzer-nominated play, ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning,’ the only thing worse than our present age being the harbinger of the end of the world is the notion that it doesn’t matter at all.

Jesus for president? It’s more complicated than it looks

By Ryan Dradzynski — November 3, 2020

(RNS) — A proliferation of signs, shirts and stickers advocating ‘Jesus 2020’ has inescapable political implications that merely disavowing politics doesn’t resolve.

Albert Mohler reckons the cost of his Trump support

By Jacob Lupfer — November 3, 2020

(RNS) — In defending his endorsement of Trump, the next leader of the Southern Baptist Convention keeps alive the SBC’s past and future problems with race.

How Sikhs combine spirituality with civic engagement

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 3, 2020

(RNS) — In a pivotal election, Sikhs are making their voices heard in ways that are as true to Sikhi as they are to the best American values.

Orthodox Jews may not like Trump, but they’re voting for him

By Ilana M. Horwitz, Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz — November 2, 2020

(RNS) — Many voters are showing that the character of the person at the top of the ticket can matter less than the familiar issues that are driving our political divide.

Summoning our better angels and our worst demons

By Jim Wallis — November 2, 2020

(RNS) — This election is about our theology and spirituality — not just our politics.

It’s time to rescue the ‘pro-life’ label from anti-abortion activists

By Jonathan Merritt — November 2, 2020

(RNS) — The ‘pro-life’ term was once a moral call to arms, but it has become a mere political checkbox.

‘Pope’ Albert Mohler and the catholicization of conservative evangelicalism

By Jacob Lupfer — October 30, 2020

(RNS) — The pope’s adoption of civil unions has sharply delineated a momentous shift from the Baptist battles of the last generation.

Mormonism made me a Mama Dragon

By Jana Riess — October 30, 2020

“I still believe that most Mormon of doctrines for women: that being a mother is my most important role,” writes Mette Harrison. So when LDS policies toward LGBTQ persons seemed to be harming her children, she chose them over the church.

New York’s COVID-19 rules aren’t anti-Jewish. They show ignorance of Orthodox Judaism

By Avi Shafran — October 30, 2020

(RNS) — No one thinks that New York’s leaders harbor any antipathy to the Jewish community. What the rules betray is their ignorance of exactly what prayer and religious education mean to Orthodox Jews.

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