As the proportion Americans who identify themselves as having no religion has expanded, the religiously minded have consoled themselves with the observation that most of these so-called Nones say they’re spiritual and claim to believe in God. But fewer and fewer are.
Franklin Graham has been catching some flak for invidiously comparing Vladimir Putin’s protection of Russian children from gay “propaganda” to America’s embrace of same-sex marriage.
Late-12th-century stained-glass windows from Canterbury show the fathers of Noah and Abraham wearing Jewish hats. How come?
The significance of “Zionism Unsettled,” the study guide put out under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church last month, does not lie in its wholesale embrace of the Palestinian cause but in its theological rejection of Zionism as a species of religious exceptionalism.
Reality show star Jamie Coots is not the first snake-handling pastor to die practicing his faith, and he presumably won’t be the last. The question is whether Americans have become more susceptible to the religious liberty claims he made.
This religious shift could one day give the political throw-weight to Democrats that evangelicals gave Republicans for a generation.
This isn’t the first time they’ve been in a predicament when it comes to dealing with federal rules of wedlock.