(RNS) — David Gushee closes his column to return to life as a scholar — leaving behind culture wars and the fights over and within evangelicalism.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, he's been liberally sprinkling his public remarks with Christmas tidings. And then pointing it out in case anyone fails to notice.
Let me be ecumenical, interracial, and multi-classy by noting that “everybody” who prosecutes the culture wars wields symbols of awareness of their losses.
(RNS) — 'Perhaps voices will emerge that will enable us to find new ways forward together, past the screaming and the litigation, through a return to deeper theological and ecclesial wellsprings. I pray that this is so,' writes David Gushee.
The reality of a hopelessly divided American Christian scene.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A president who had been viewed as reticent about his faith wowed many when he sang 'Amazing Grace' at a funeral for a Charleston, S.C., shooting victim. But his record on issues that matter to faith groups was mixed.
(RNS) "After 30 years attempting to advocate for a particular kind of American public life," writes David Gushee, "I feel a deep sense of powerlessness in relation to where our culture and politics are going."
(RNS) Fire up the annual outrage! Starbucks launches a green cup!
When I was 17, I felt called to be a pastor. Now I am one.
Phyllis Schlafly was brilliant. I agreed with none of her causes or methods. But I was fascinated by the ways she deployed great intelligence, fierce determination and rhetorical talent.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) It’s officially Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump for president. But just as notable is the fact that Democrats have now taken over the language of faith and morals from the GOP.
(RNS) To suggest that religious freedom and religious tolerance have been the single most important principle of American life is flat-out wrong.
We are bruised from failed foreign wars, and six other hard truths about America this July 4th.
Vulgarity, meanness, conflict. Lather, rinse, repeat. Unless we choose silence.
(RNS) Notre Dame President John Jenkins is sending a message in line with the pope’s vision.
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