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July 21, 2014
Growing tensions on the Faith and Family Left
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July 14, 2014
Religious leaders struggle to reach ’emerging adults’
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July 07, 2014
Pain, hope and schisms in the long Anglican wars
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July 01, 2014
Clergy, temptation, sex abuse and the law
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June 23, 2014
Sobering words define a young priest’s life
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June 16, 2014
A wry case for using beer in evangelism
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June 09, 2014
Ann B. Davis was much, much more than ‘Alice’
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June 02, 2014
Pope, patriarch, primacy and the press
The Holy Land pilgrimage by Pope Francis contained plenty of symbolic gestures, photo ops and...
May 26, 2014
British rabbi stands to defend America’s first freedom
When Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks arrived in America recently representatives of the United States government...
May 19, 2014
The quest for safe, generic, ‘ceremonial’ prayers
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May 12, 2014
Porn again — Facing denial in conservative pews
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May 05, 2014
Dueling saints from the Second Vatican Council?
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April 28, 2014
Year 26: Frustrated Catholics playing ‘Name that pope’
Soon after Pope Francis skyrocketed into media superstardom, some frustrated Catholics started playing an online...
April 21, 2014
An honest Easter with doubters and the ‘nones’
It's the first thing people do after meeting strangers in coffee shops and clubs favored...
April 14, 2014
Building a new monastery in the isles of Celtic giants
Father Seraphim Aldea is so committed to building the first Orthodox monastery in the Scottish...
April 07, 2014
The World Vision same-sex marriage wars of 2014
When church historians review the 2014 World Vision wars over gay marriage, they will ponder...
March 31, 2014
The death of an Orthodox visionary — in America
When major religious leaders die, it's traditional that public figures -- secular and sacred --...
March 24, 2014
Praying for better journalism at The New York Times
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March 17, 2014
Time for another rant about Lent
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March 10, 2014
The evolving state of Mormon heaven
It takes lots of praying, preaching and singing to mourn a president of the Church...
March 03, 2014
The pope and the Pentecostal smartphone
The image projected onto the giant screen above the recent Kenneth Copeland Ministries conference was...
February 24, 2014
Faith and the Millennials — it’s complicated
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February 17, 2014
President Obama defends religious freedom — overseas
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February 10, 2014
Dark (porn) secrets in modern sanctuaries
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February 03, 2014
Culture wars in the App Store, part II
At first glance, the original rules written to govern the Apple App Store seem to...
January 27, 2014
Culture wars in the App Store (and what they mean)
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January 20, 2014
Baptists rethinking the use of catechisms (plural)?
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January 13, 2014
Duck! Elderly patriarchs discussing doctrine!
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December 30, 2013
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