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
Look at what the coalition forces have just accomplished.Apr 21, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 31 • By J. BOTTUM
THERE'S A HUNGER in the world of public intellectuals and chattering commentators--among everyone from Unitarian peace activists to hawkish Catholic neoconservatives--for just-war theory to work like a gumball machine: You pay your money, and you get your answer.
In brief: Dorothy Rabinowitz's "No Crueler Tyrannies" and the "Touchstone Reader."Apr 21, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 31 • By
Books in Brief
No Crueler Tyrannies: Accusation, False Witness, and Other Terrors of Our Times by Dorothy Rabinowitz (Free Press, 256 pp., $25). The term "witch hunt" has been used so often--and so inaccurately--that one automatically mistrusts it these days. Yet one recent set of events does bear a striking resemblance to the Salem trials: the hysteria over sexual abuse of children in day-care centers that frenzied the nation in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
From the March 17, 2003 issue: Contrary to what his critics say, Bush's religion is in the American mainstream.Mar 17, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 26 • By FRED BARNES
MICHAEL GERSON, the chief White House speechwriter, was recently asked by a reporter if he understood how the windup to President Bush's State of the Union address in January might have offended some people. Gerson was stunned. What Bush had said was: "The liberty we prize is not America's gift to the world, it is God's gift to humanity." Clearly, the line was not a reference to any particular religion, but a humble admission that human rights are universal, as opposed to an invention of the United States.