In Pursuit of Civility

By Martin Thielen
In January of 2009, several prominent and concerned people, both Republicans and Democrats, launched "The Civility Project." They asked all 100 US Senators, all 435 House of… read more

There Don’t Have to be More Auroras

By Robert A. Ratcliff
The recent horrific shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater so fills us with anger and revulsion that our attempts to describe, much less understand, the event seem destined … read more

When Is It O.K. to Pray in Public?

By Robert A. Ratcliff
If someone asked you to lead in prayer at a public school assembly, what would you do? What if it were before a public high school football game? That’s easy, you say; if… read more

Anti-Gay Viral Videos and the Limits of Religious Free Speech

By Christian Piatt
Words have gravity, and in certain contexts, the words we choose and employ have more weight than in others. I’m definitely sensitive to that when I see the traffic numbers… read more

Escaping the Ideological Bubble

By Charles E. Gutenson
American culture has been growing more and more polarized in its politics over the last few decades. Left and Right, Democrat and Republican, Coffee and Tea. One cause of this… read more

Unlikely Convert

By Nathan Hollifield
The Spiritual Awakening of a Former GOP Operative “You're wrong about Karl Rove." So began my first conversation with an outspoken United Methodist pastor who eventually… read more
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