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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:

Convention of States
by Laura Scala

Let’s Be Honest: Is National Unity Even Possible Now?

After that Congressional baseball shooting, what's next?

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

SCOTUS Rules States Must Include Same-Sex Couples On BIRTH Certificates

But children are never the main focus of liberals' radical motives.

Politics Blue
by Various Authors

What Would Jesus Do About Donald Trump?

As it becomes increasingly obvious that the crude, lying, egomaniacal, bigoted, impulsive, anti-science, anti-intellectual, anti-environmental sexual predator anti-Christian that we saw during the presidential campaign is the same Trump we see as president it becomes critical, that we must have a way forward to removing him from office. Clearly the mainstream, liberal, and principled conservative and Christian media [Read More...]

Religion Now
by Kathleen Mulhern

Moving Zionism Forward: A Conversation with the President of the American Zionist Movement

In a New York City bookstore in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood, far-left, self-described “radicals” gather to discuss “Freedom-Fighting Under State Repression.” Contempt for everything from Israel and America to capitalism and law enforcement dominate the conversation. But the most caustic rhetoric is reserved for redefining Zionism. The movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland is a [Read More...]

Religion Q&A
by Richard N. Ostling

Jesus and “the spirits in prison” — is this the New Testament’s most difficult passage?

JOEL’S QUESTION: [Explanation:] The pastor of a New Jersey Protestant congregation sent in several “questions that have come up here.” One of them is how to understand the passage in the New Testament letter of 1st Peter about Jesus Christ preaching to “the spirits in prison.” THE RELIGION GUY’S ANSWER: The Bible’s major teachings are [Read More...]

Science On Religion
by Connor Wood

Rituals boost self-control

Maybe you’ve heard of the “marshmallow experiment” for testing people’s self-control. In this classic psychology study, scientists offered young children a choice: either eat a single marshmallow immediately, or wait for a few minutes and get to eat two. Findings have shown a remarkable correlation between children’s ability to delay gratification and a plethora of [Read More...]