In the Eyes of God, Does a State Have the Right to Kill a Man?

The state of Texas will execute a death row inmate next week. Is capital punishment as it exists in the United States contrary to religious teachings?

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Is It Time to End Capital Punishment?

The state of Texas will kill a man next week. In the eyes of God, does it have the right to?

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We Are Not Fated to Be Fanatics

Humans may be wired to need some kind of faith, but it doesn’t have to be like this.

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A Century Ago, White Protestant Extremism Marched on Washington

Kelly J. Baker is a writer and scholar of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. She sees frightening similarities between that culture and the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

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Joe Biden’s Catholic Moment

The new president elevates a liberal Catholicism that once seemed destined to fade away.

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Why Virtual Religious Services Aren’t Enough

Virtual services are inadequate — but I keep going.

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When Churches Rescue Americans From Crushing Covid

Churches are doing what politicians have been unable to do, rescuing Americans from crushing medical bills.

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Carl Lentz, Pastor to Celebrities, Is Fired From Hillsong Church

Mr. Lentz has been a rising star on the evangelical stage thanks in part to his connection to the singer Justin Bieber.

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The Religious Roots of a New Progressive Era

Welcome to the post-Protestant Reformation.

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This Monument to White Supremacy Hides in Plain Sight

The invisibility of Drake’s Cross in a San Francisco park may make it the most fitting monument to white supremacy in the country.

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Firing a Salvo in Culture Wars, Trump Pushes for Churches to Reopen

President Trump threatened to overrule states that refuse to open places of worship. The White House could not explain how he has that power, and legal experts said he did not have such authority.

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Trump Orders States to Allow Places of Worship to Open, Though He Has No Authority To

President Trump has always been an unlikely champion of evangelical and conservative religious voters, and by speaking out, he put himself out front on an issue important to them at a time when his support has been eroding.

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The Future of Christianity Is Punk

Modern life is ugly, brutal and barren. Maybe you should try a Latin Mass.

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