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Why Critical Race Theory could be good news for ‘nice white people’

A bedrock theological concept of my formation as a white American evangelical was the idea, best articulated by Paul in Romans 14-20, that there is a war going on within all of us between those things...

Many pieces in this news puzzle: New Israeli coalition reflects land's complex religiosity

What does it say about Israel that its founding prime minister was someone who today might be labeled a “BuJew,” a Jew strongly attracted to Buddhist philosophy? Or that it took Israel more than 70 ye...

Demographics make news: How will religion shape the oncoming Birth Dearth and vice versa?

A Newsweek magazine feature back in 1975 was headlined “The Cooling World.” (Journalists beware: The supposed 1977 Time magazine cover story “How to Survive the C...

Baylor, ‘biblical sexuality’ and the good news

On May 14, the Baylor University board of regents release a statement on human sexuality and identity. In it, the regents affirmed the dignity of all students “regardless of sexual orientation or gend...

Catholic News Agency looks at GetReligion (including why Catholics still care about news)

There is no “Crossroads” post this week, in part because various people — including me — are engaged in long-awaited in what I think used to be called “vacations.” In my case, I will be trading the lo...

Trends that influence the news: Where in the world is Christianity still growing?

THE QUESTION: Where in the world is Christianity still growing, and why? THE RELIGION GUY’S ANSWER: This page often addresses topics that have been in the air for months, even years. But this on...

The U.S. Census story and its hooks for religion news (plus a personal note about Rachel Zoll)

The first round of 2020 U.S. Census data (with much more to come) is big news as states gain and lose seats in the U.S. House and politicos enter the wild decennial joust to gerrymander federal and st...

With all due respect, news about Biden, the 'McCarrick doctrine' and Mass are not stupid

As the debate over whether or not @POTUS and other pro-abortion politicians should be allowed to take Communion continues, one cardinal says that individual bishops should make the call while a canoni...

Fox News anchor gives voice to 16 women in the Bible

Fox News anchor Shannon Bream’s favorite portion of her book about women in the Bible is retelling the story of the “unclean” woman found in Mark 5:21. “We’re told that she comes before (Jesus) ...