With Presbyterians in the yes column, mainline Protestants solidify gay marriage support
The ‘Splainer: Who was St. Patrick, and would he drink green beer?
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate loses right to ban Christmas trees in Israeli hotels
On Purim, are Jews obligated to give money to panhandlers? (COMMENTARY)
Southern Baptists urge Obama to defend ‘the least of these’ against ISIS
Ordain Women’s Kate Kelly loses last appeal; husband to resign from Mormon church
The ‘Splainer: Islam’s Sunni/Shiite divide
Love thy neighbor? Residents near center for troubled priests worry about property values
Contemporary gospel music pioneer Andrae Crouch dead at 72
The `Splainer: Hanukkah, the minor Jewish holiday that’s a major deal
COMMENTARY: People of faith have legitimate questions about use of lethal drones
Why Jews skipped Hanukkah and wrote the most beloved Christmas songs
Atheists in the Public Square
My friend and colleague Charles Haynes would like the atheists who have been insisting on erecting anti-religious winter solstice displays to declare victory and go away. They've established their right to be there. I don't think that's going to work.
5 Advent Devotionals
I know it's old hat to say "keep Christ in Christmas," yada yada, but I find that this time of year I need a daily reminder that the month of December is about more than just decking the halls. Here are five daily devotional suggestions I like for the holiday season.
Palestine Vote at the United Nations–and why the United States is on the “Wrong Side of a Worldwide Revolution of Values” (MLK)
In looking at the final tally of votes for Palestine at the UN (138 for, 9 against, and 41 abstaining), I realize that on this issue, the United States (and Canada) are on the wrong side of a worldwide revolution of values, as Dr. King taught us.