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How Eric Metaxas went from Trump despiser to true believer

By Bob Smietana — December 3, 2020

(RNS) — How a onetime aspiring public intellectual and Trump doubter turned into a true believer in stolen elections.

Eric Metaxas confirms he punched protester, says protester was to blame

By Jack Jenkins, Emily McFarlan Miller — September 1, 2020

(RNS) — Last week, a viral video began circulating on social media showing a man who closely resembles Eric Metaxas striking a protester and running away backward. 

Why do the Covington Catholic kids get the benefit of the doubt?

By Laura Turner — January 25, 2019

(RNS) — The national conversation about the confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial should always have been how we treat Native Americans, older people, and the marginalized, not whether a white kid got a bad rap in the media.

The Benedict Option for discrimination

By Mark Silk — October 26, 2018

The Trump Administration is making America more comfortable for conservative Christians.

Who among us? What the Kavanaugh hearings can teach us about forgiveness

By Katelyn Beaty — September 28, 2018

(RNS) — Time might make memories fuzzy, but it doesn’t erase physical, emotional and spiritual wounds.

How American Christians can break free from ‘slaveholder religion’

By Jonathan Merritt — May 2, 2018

(RNS) — It’s been 150 years since the Civil War ended, but does the racist theology remain?

Should Christians abandon public schools?

By Andrea Ramirez — April 27, 2017

(RNS) There is no ‘one size fits all’ schooling solution for Christian parents as we guide them to love the Lord with all their hearts, minds and strength.

Keep religious conservatives involved in American life

By Jerome Socolovsky — March 24, 2017

(RNS) Rod Dreher might consider retreating from the secularizing forces of modernity to a more ascetic lifestyle. But he doesn’t need to take the rest of upper-middle-class white Christianity with him.

Benedict, not Benedictine

By Martin E. Marty — February 23, 2017

…my Benedictine friends distance themselves from the strictly “Benedict” version, despite some corollaries, coincidences, and common sources.

Kim Davis’ indefensible position puts traditionalists on the spot (COMMENTARY)

By Jacob Lupfer — September 11, 2015

(RNS) Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has hindered the public debate about religious liberty for traditionalist believers at a time when it needs serious arguments, not circus-tent theatrics.

Why the culture war’s losers shouldn’t retreat from public life (COMMENTARY)

By Jacob Lupfer — July 1, 2015

(RNS) It is harmful to religion and to democracy when one group is ready to turn its back on civil society and another group is ready to push it.

Are Catholic conservatives turning on Cardinal Timothy Dolan?

By David Gibson — September 5, 2014

NEW YORK (RNS) Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s positive reaction to this week’s decision by organizers of New York’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade to allow gay groups to march initially drew charitable responses. Then some Catholics turned.

America’s Christian conservatives ponder a ‘Babylonian exile’ (ANALYSIS)

By David Gibson — August 18, 2014

(RNS) Feeling increasingly alienated and even persecuted, some Christians are adopting a favorite image from Scripture — that of the Babylonian captivity.

Analysis: The unexpected evangelical silence on Mitt Romney’s Mormonism

By Jonathan Merritt — June 11, 2012

(RNS) The relative ambivalence among prominent evangelicals about this new “Mormon moment” — and the fact that Mitt Romney's campaign could mainstream Mormonism right into the Oval Office – could radically shift the dynamics on America's political and religious landscape. By Jonathan Merritt.

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