Actually, Americans are Becoming More Tolerant About Religion

The country is becoming more intolerant; hate crimes are rampant. Donald Trump’s election is a sign that more Americans don’t trust people who are different from themselves. These are the mantras we hear repeated on cable news and public radio from morning ‘til night—which makes a new study released by Pew last week kind of … Continued

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Former Obama Official Shows How Politics Trumped Faith

This weekend, as President Obama makes way for Donald Trump, and media outlets ponder Obama’s legacy, one of the first memoirs from a former Obama administration official hits bookshelves. Michael Wear’s Reclaiming Hope: Lessons learned in the Obama White House about the Future of Faith in America, highlights Wear’s faith-based campaigns and outreach via the … Continued

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Mark Zuckerberg: Don’t Raise Your Child as a JewBu

Atheists have had a rough couple of weeks. When Sen. Jeff Sessions, president-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, was asked during his confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate whether he thought a secular person could understand truth as well as a religious person, Sessions said, “Well, I’m not sure.” This, according to Michael Stone, … Continued

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Celebrities Are Coming Out of the Closet About Faith

Mark Zuckerberg is a believer. When the Facebook founder and CEO issued Christmas and Hanukah wishes to his followers, he got a reply asking him if he was still an atheist. To which Zuckerberg replied with a “no,” saying that after years of soul-searching, he now believes that “religion is very important.” He didn’t elaborate, … Continued

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The Narcissism of Anti-Christian Hipsters

“The devil went down to Detroit, he was looking for a point to make . . .” So might have begun the Charlie Daniels’ Band famous ditty “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” if it had focused not on a fictional fiddle-fight between a talented human musician and the Devil himself, but on a curious … Continued

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Why Churches Should Stop Pandering to Millennials

For years, churches have been trying to find new ways to attract Millennials, two thirds of whom believe churchgoers are “a lot or somewhat hypocritical.” Churches have tried everything from deploying hipster pastors to making their sanctuaries less church-like. As a Millennial, I have a message for churches: Please, just stop. We don’t need outreach … Continued

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Do Secular Families Raise Better Kids?

Phil Zuckerman, a sociologist specializing in the study of secularism at Pitzer College, recently penned an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times in which he makes the case that secular Americans are “just as moral” as religious ones. More children are “growing up godless” than at any other time in our nation’s history. They are … Continued

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Young People Aren’t Embracing Faith; They’re Leaving It

Last year, someone wrote a satirical news story in the Eastern University newspaper about Christian students moving en masse towards Evangelicalism. It was a hilarious success—because as all Eastern students know, it’s the Evangelicals who convert to Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, not vice-versa. The administration probably has records of angry parent phone calls to prove … Continued

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