(RNS) It might seem folly to try to put a number on religion's value to American society. But Brian Grim gave it a try.
A prominent religious journal has launched a movement encouraging pastors to refuse to perform marriages as representatives of the state. The concept is not entirely novel and isn't just being proposed by conservatives. Americans should seriously consider it.
Pope Francis' intense and broad popularity counters the idea that American society intrinsically despises and opposes Christians.
Many people know that the New Testament refers to Jesus as a “friend of sinners,” but what does that mean exactly? Apparently not what some Christians think it does.
A car company's brash commercial promotes an un-Christian message of materialism and workaholism.
A national debate on homeschooling may be brewing, and religious people need to decide where they stand.
At 31, Jonathan Fitzgerald has become one of the most thoughtful cultural observers among a rising generation of Christians. Here, he talks about his new book, morality, pop culture, and whether he believes God is “still important” today.