January 29, 2022

Gen Z is deconstructing traditional religion, a trend that is likely here to stay. Read more

December 1, 2021

If you want to create a safe and secure place of worship for the attendees of your church, you will need to take these steps. Read more

August 16, 2021

By Peter E. Watts I am a pro-science, a Christian and I’ve been vaccinated. Why do I feel the need to clarify that I am pro-science before stating that I am a Christian? It’s 2021. Isn’t everyone, even Christians, pro-science? Well, unfortunately no. One of the largest religious groups in our country, also one of the most influential voting blocs over the last forty years, has been incredibly resistant to getting vaccinated against Covid-19. That group is evangelical Christians, particularly... Read more

August 13, 2021

By Ken Chitwood Berkach lies in the bucolic borderlands between the German states of Bavaria and Thuringia. Formerly divided by the hard boundary between former East (GDR) and West Germany, the one-time international frontier is now marked by an old watch tower, about a half mile outside the village. But I’m not in Berkach today to chronicle its accounts of living on the fringes of the former GDR. Instead, I’m here to discover another significant aspect of the hamlet’s history,... Read more

August 6, 2021

By Robert Orlando Communism or Christianity? Given their origins, we might quickly conclude that these worldviews are irreconcilable, and they might be. Yet, they have one thing in common, which might be the reason for the hostility we see on the streets. If there is no resolve, we will likely face another civil war. Below is an attempt to explore the contours of these systems, where they converge and diverge, and ask whether the U.S. can survive without reconciliation? For... Read more

July 2, 2021

By Noah Lawrence “Unprecedented” is one of our most frequent words for these challenging times in America. We have witnessed astonishing political turmoil and even violence, reaching a climax during the transfer of power in Washington, and still ongoing in our conflict over understanding what happened this past January. Amid these hard times, many Americans of diverse faiths have been turning to our most venerable religious texts for solace and guidance. When we do, we find that through the lens... Read more

February 24, 2021

The last many months have been hard for most people. We are hungry — for food, for human connection, for a sense of belonging and groundedness in a hurting world.  It is against this backdrop that Jews are preparing to celebrate the holiday of Purim, which this year begins on February 25th, but last year began on March 9th (2020). That means, for many Jews, last year’s Purim celebrations were the start of their experience of the global pandemic. It... Read more

January 28, 2021

We need robust, comprehensive, and genuine friendships between Jews and Muslims in the United States, and ones which go far beyond discussions of the Israel-Palestine conflict. For many years I’ve been significantly involved in what’s often referred to as “interfaith work” between the Jewish and Muslim communities throughout Metro Atlanta. I am proud to be the first Jewish member and speaker with the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta. In my capacity as a current board member with the Jewish Community Relations... Read more

January 16, 2020

Last year, officials in 6 states considered permitting study of the Bible in classrooms. President Trump has tweeted support, and later this week plans new “guidance on constitutional prayer in school,” threatening to reignite old debates. Read more

January 14, 2020

Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s killing is roiling Iran – including some people who don’t necessarily follow military affairs – for religious and cultural reasons related to the country’s Shii Muslim history. Absent from most analysis of Iran’s response to the United States’ military action is that Shiism as a separate sect was born of political assassinations. Read more

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