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Yes, there's a religion story behind those statistics about China's shrinking population

China made the news again last week for an odd reason — its demographics. Only 12 million babies were born last year in China, the lowest number since 1961. You can think of 35 years of forced abortio...

Thinking with two key Southern Baptists: Concerning those scary Gallup Poll numbers

Let’s fly up to high altitude for a moment, before reading two interesting think pieces about those Gallup Poll numbers — “U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time” — that launched a...

We cannot now close our border to those fleeing the horror we helped create

Why should we open our border to poor people from Central America?  What if they are really terrorists?  What if they have COVID, or something even more contagious?  How can we afford to take care of ...

Catholic journalists are must-read sources for those seeking reality of Cuomo scandals

It was just two months ago, in the aftermath of the U.S. Capitol riot, that an idea was floated that could help stop all the misinformation in our society: a “reality czar.” It was a New York Times pi...

The Deconstructionist Playbook offers devotionals for those wary of the church

A new devotional anthology seeks to shepherd readers through religious doubts and toxic church teachings by showing that inclusive, non-judgmental ways of being Christian do exist. “We want Christiani...

Does the Holy Spirit Work with Those Outside of the Church?

 Editor’s note:  This post was originally published on 7/27/2009. Dear Father John, I thought I understood, more or less, how the Holy Spirit works in our lives. But in a recent faith sharing gr...

Linking Kamala Harris to 'Jezebel.' What are those Baptist pastors talking about?

Ever so often, a religious term gets thrown into the popular discourse that leaves some heads spinning in newsrooms. A recent example is a few Southern Baptist pastors calling Vice President Kamala Ha...