Christianity on the retreat in the Middle East.Jan 24, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 18 • By LEE SMITH
A few years ago I was in the West Bank with a Christian missionary who worked among Jews and Muslims. The Jewish converts came to his home for Sunday services that were held in both English and Hebrew. But to gather with Arab converts he had to meet them secretly on the outskirts of their town lest his mere presence put their lives in jeopardy.
12:00 AM, Dec 16, 2010 • By MARK TOOLEY
Over the last several years the old religious right reputedly has been melting down, with younger, more liberal evangelicals in the ascendency. But exit polling from the 2010 midterm election indicate no major political shift among evangelical or Protestant voters.
Is there a place for religion on the comics page?4:58 PM, Nov 14, 2010 • By MICHAEL TAUBE
On June 5, 2009, The Washington Post posed the following question in a readers’ poll: “Do you think expressions of faith -- and not just satiric references to religion -- belong on the comics page?” Of the 257 participants, 70 percent answered “YES - the funnies are all about personal expression,” while 29 percent replied “NO - I believe in the separation of church and comics.” Should this be considered a surprising result?
Muslims are not under attack in America.12:00 AM, Oct 1, 2010 • By GARY BAUER
Perhaps the most basic measure of a country’s character is whether people, when given the chance, flood into the country or risk life and limb to escape from it. By this measure, Muslims are flourishing in America. Meanwhile, though Christianity predates Islam by centuries in the Middle East, intensifying persecution has prompted a mass Christian exodus from that region.
Meet Richard Cizik, head of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good.12:00 AM, Aug 26, 2010 • By MARK TOOLEY
For nearly 30 years Richard Cizik represented the National Association of Evangelicals in Washington, D.C. During the George W. Bush administration, he tilted increasingly left and embraced global warming as his iconic issue. A Vanity Fair magazine spread admiringly portrayed him walking on water, just like Jesus.
Preparing for death as a way of life.May 17, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 33 • By WILLIAM DOINO JR.
A Little Guide for Your Last Days
by Jeffry Hendrix
Bridegroom, 108 pp., $19.95
The long parade of worldly believers.May 17, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 33 • By MARY EBERSTADT
We interrupt the latest bilious rants about religion with a respectful bulletin. Mid-April marked the passing of British philosopher Antony Flew, perhaps the most famous atheist-turned‑theist of recent times. It’s a moment that seems especially worth reflecting on these days, as the West’s media-intoxicated celebrity atheists lunge once again for the wheel of public debate.
J Street's ally, Churches for Middle East Peace, tries to undermine U.S. support for Israel.10:20 AM, Apr 2, 2010 • By MARK TOOLEY
For most Christians, Lent is a season of penitence and devotion in remembrance of the events leading to Christ’s crucifixion. For Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), Lent is an organizing tool for rallying U.S. Christians against Israel.
CMEP is releasing a series of Lenten devotionals, culminating with the current Holy Week, that supporters are urged to disseminate to their local churches. Each devotional has an explicit or implicit critique of modern Israel or message of solidarity with Palestinians.
The Gospel according to Elaine Pagels.Aug 4, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 45 • By GARY A. ANDERSON
The Secret Gospel of Thomas
by Elaine Pagels
The genesis of the King James Bible.Jul 7, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 42 • By ALAN JACOBS
The Making of the King James Bible
by Adam Nicolson
D.G. Hart on American Protestantism.Jun 30, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 41 • By ROBERT W. PATTERSON
That Old-Time Religion in Modern America
Evangelical Protestantism in the Twentieth Century
by D.G. Hart
Ivan R. Dee, 247 pp., $24.95
The Lost Soul Of American Protestantism
by D.G. Hart