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Public Square

Access Politics
by Bill Anthony Kennedy

From pantsuits to conference-room carpets, she’s worn them all. Hillary Clinton: “Style Icon”

Seriously, she’s either copping the style of a dictator or a walking advertisement for Rugs R Us.

Christians for Bernie
by Steve Knight

Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock on Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party

We’re grateful to Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Research Professor of Theology and Culture at Brite Divinity School, for her principled stand in support of Bernie Sanders and against the shenanigans of the Democratic Party establishment! Here’s what she wrote on Facebook:

Faith Voters for Hillary
by Chet Jechura

The Progressive Gap

For three decades the Religious Right wing of the Republican Party has managed to take over and control the narrative regarding Christian values, family values, and moral arguments in general, in our politics and in many cases, our churches. The stereotype automatically attributed to Christians, especially Evangelicals, that you must be a Republican has been [Read More...]

Faithful Democrats
by Various Authors

The Refugee Crisis

True to our fears, the Trump administration is already inflicting whiplash on everyday Americans, as many of us flit from report to report in an effort to ascertain exactly what the new President is doing. Perhaps the most glaring example of this from the first several weeks of the new administration has been the travel [Read More...]

Mark Meckler
by Mark Meckler

Morrissey Slams Politicians After the Attack in His Hometown of Manchester

He spoke from the heart, and he spoke truth.

Politics Blue
by Various Authors

4 Keys to Engage in Meaningful Political Dialogue

Most of us prefer to hang out with people who share our political views. This is only natural—as they say, birds of a feather flock together. Yet our habit becomes problematic when instead of approaching the “others” as friends who happen to see things differently, we start treating them as enemies. Sadly, in our country, this has become the new norm. On both sides, vitriolic expressions of contempt and disdain, anger and hatred have become commonplace.

Religion Now
by Kathleen Mulhern

The Bible and Science Fiction: A Match Made in Heaven?

To be sure, religions, spirituality, and sacred texts play a significant role in science fiction: the Jedi from Star Wars, the Lords of Kobol from Battlestar Galactica, Shepherd Book from Firefly, and references to the Old Testament in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale are only a few of many examples. (Seriously, if you have a few sci fi geeks together [Read More...]

Religion Q&A
by Richard N. Ostling

What does Christianity teach about protecting yourself (e.g. motorcycling)?

BARBARA’S QUESTION: My son is in his 20s. He’s a devoted Christian. He also loves motorcycles. I hate them, and have seen too many young people killed on them. He says ‘Mom, if it’s my time, it’s my time.’ How can I caution him and make him take me seriously? I think the Lord gives [Read More...]

Science On Religion
by Connor Wood

Science and religion really are in conflict, people

The culture of science breaks ties with the past, while religion cherishes them. So for those who need a coherent meaning in life, science can be rough.