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COMMENTARY: A New Evangelical Engagement with Public Schools
Originally Posted: 06/11/2013 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

Why would evangelical Christians want anything to do with public schools? Judging from decades of culture war rhetoric, these are bastions of secular humanism where God and his fearers are unwelcome. School pr ...

New Film Explores Export of American Culture Wars to Eastern Africa
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

What a study found in Uganda was that “religion was being used to demonize and even to kill.” When Ugandan parliament member, David Bahati, introduced the so-called “Kill the Gays ...

Children Conceived Through Rape Open New Front in Abortion Culture Wars
Originally Posted: 02/05/2013 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

Forty years after the Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion, children who were conceived through rape — and women who were raped and chose to end the pregnancy — are speaking out, opening a new front in the ...

Culture Wars: Blood on the Hands of All Sides
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 8:39am | Type: Blog

Enough with pinning "hate group" on all conservative Christian organizations. Enough with likening abortion providers to Nazis and death merchants. Enough with campaign rhetoric such as Vice Presiden ...

Are the Culture Wars Real? A Case for Heresy
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

A growing number of people just don’t seem to believe that the Christian Church, in all its many forms, has much to offer them. Growing up, I heard things at camp and in youth gr ...

The War on Religion is Bad for Religion
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Continuing the talking point of a “war on religion” might be good for political fundraising, but it is bad religion. I’m not a fan of calling things wars that aren’t really wars. ...

The War on Christmas: Hide the Baby Jesus!
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

When the AFA equates wrestling with botanical nomenclature to a “War on Christmas,” it perpetuates the prevailing cultural myth that Christmas is about “stuff.” The opening shot w ...

How To Say Defiantly, 'I am Baptized!'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

At the baptism of our Lord, heaven simply could not contain God Godself and God the Spirit who interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring a very important message. At ...

American 'Exceptionalism' Can Degenerate Into Superiority
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

There has been a fascinating and important dialogue going on this week over at the <a href="http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/" target="_blank"><em>Washington ...

DC Catholic Charities: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Few people expect their workplace benefits to be a casualty of the culture wars, but in Washington, DC, the battle over same-sex marriage hit local employees of Catholic Charities square in the poc ...

Reading Ezekiel with Nick Kristof
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

In Sunday's <em>New York Times</em>, Nicholas Kristof, one of my favorite columnists, has a striking piece on the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/opinion/28kristof.html&quo ...

Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<em>The following is a memo Jim Wallis has provided to leaders throughout the nation concerning the ongoing issue of abortion within the health care reform debate and the need to find common ground ...

A Choice for Catholic Bishops: Confrontation or Engagement?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Catholic progressives are not the only faithful people worried about the dangers posed by some U.S. Catholic progressives are not the only faithful people worried about the danger ...

Thoughts on Obama's Notre Dame Address
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

After weeks of controversy surrounding Notre Dame's invitation to President Obama to receive an honorary doctorate as this year's commencement speaker, we have seen both the American democratic tra ...