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“Scholar of American Religion” Doesn’t Know Much about Christianity

In a USA Today article, Stephen Prothero writes that “Sanders, a secular Jew, is the most Christian candidate in this race.” Prothero self-identifies as a “scholar of American religion.” All that means is that he has a PhD from a secular institution, but it doesn’t guarantee that he really knows that much about religion, especially the […]

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The Great Peace

The Great Peace is the era that historians say we are living in right now. I know that sounds crazy, but hear me out. WWII was the most costly, destructive war in history. When you look at military, and civilian deaths, the totals are astronomical. The Nazis had this bad habit of taking over a […]

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‘Risen’ movie raises old Hollywood trope — unbeliever meets Jesus

Faithful Viewer logo. Religion News Service graphic by T.J. Thomson “Faithful Viewer” is an occasional feature in which RNS reporters plumb religion and spirituality in film, television, books, music and other forms of popular culture. (RNS) An unbeliever in the midst of an existential crisis meets Jesus and has a conversion experience. High-mindedness — not […]

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More women sue home-schooling guru for sexual harassment

Bill Gothard founded the Institute in Basic Life Principles.Photo courtesy of Institute in Basic Life Principles via Wikimedia  This image is available for web publication. For questions, contact Sally Morrow. (RNS) The sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Gothard, whose ministry preached the subordination of women to men, has grown again. Now 18 people — 16 women and two […]

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Trump calls Pope Francis ‘disgraceful’ for questioning his faith

NEWBERRY, S.C. (Reuters) — Pope Francis assailed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump‘s views on U.S. immigration as “not Christian” on Thursday (Feb. 18), prompting the billionaire businessman to reprimand the religious leader as “disgraceful” for questioning his faith. No stranger to controversy, Trump, the longtime party front-runner in national opinion polls, has vowed if elected […]

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