Archive: June 3, 2007 - June 9, 2007
Embedded in the historical narrative of the Democratic Party is the indisputable fact that somewhere in the 1970’s and solidified in the 1980’s, this party lost its faith. Suddenly, in the 21st Century of Blue and Red states, John Kerry...
By Samuel Rodriguez | June 8, 2007; 2:38 PM ET | Comments (13)
Few questions were raised that lay outside the realm of popular hot-button issues.
By Welton Gaddy | June 8, 2007; 10:49 AM ET | Comments (8)
We aren't saved BY good works but we are saved FOR good works.
By Nicholas T. Wright | June 8, 2007; 9:49 AM ET | Comments (97)
I think the Bible is pretty clear that faith and works are inseparable, though I’m enough a creature of the Reformation to hold that good works do not earn salvation. Martin Luther (following St. Paul) believed that good works would...
By Randall Balmer | June 8, 2007; 8:11 AM ET | Comments (25)
A genuinely saved person loves God so much that that person desires to do good unto others.
By Cal Thomas | June 8, 2007; 6:59 AM ET | Comments (43)
A broader conversation, with both sides participating fully, will better for the country, for politics, and for the faith community.
By Jim Wallis | June 7, 2007; 9:33 AM ET | Comments (61)
It shows there are more than three alternatives: religious right, religious left, and secular left.
By Brian D. McLaren | June 7, 2007; 8:08 AM ET | Comments (26)
I take the Democratic discussion of faith as a very healthy sign.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | June 7, 2007; 8:06 AM ET | Comments (25)
This question raises some very thorny issues for me. I believe very much in freedom of conscience for all individuals (theist or atheist) and I believe very much that when religious authority and politics mix the results are almost always...
By Pamela K. Taylor | June 7, 2007; 7:42 AM ET | Comments (40)
When we listen to the Democratic or Republican presidential candidates we should take many things into account when matters on religion are discussed. In the interest of time and space let me identify a few points to remember when one...
By Sulayman Nyang | June 7, 2007; 7:20 AM ET | Comments (3)
Clinton struck just the right note for the Democratic Party by saying she did not wear her religion on her sleeve.
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | June 7, 2007; 6:03 AM ET | Comments (11)
One of the most repellent aspects of the Democratic debate this week was questioning candidates about how their faith had affected their most intimate lives.
By Susan Jacoby | June 6, 2007; 8:14 AM ET | Comments (300)
After this week, few can continue to argue that “faith” is only the province of one political party.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | June 6, 2007; 6:12 AM ET | Comments (40)
America has embraced ecumenism not relativism.
By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. | June 6, 2007; 5:48 AM ET | Comments (128)
War does not give enough space for intellectual doubt.
By Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz | June 5, 2007; 9:11 AM ET | Comments (883)
The question implies that when a society is plunged into the chaos and evil of war, faith becomes especially difficult to hold on to. This is undoubtedly true, but many religious writers would say that it is far easier to...
By Thomas G. Bohlin | June 5, 2007; 8:02 AM ET | Comments (428)
Emotions are energy, and energy is lifeforce, the counter to death.
By Starhawk | June 5, 2007; 7:19 AM ET | Comments (119)
How do the Darfuris keep faith with God after all that has happened to them at the hands of their own countrymen?
By Julia Neuberger | June 5, 2007; 6:18 AM ET | Comments (11)
24:35 Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant...
By Pamela K. Taylor | June 4, 2007; 5:03 PM ET | Comments (27)
Only worshipers of an idol of their own wish fulfillment could ask this particular question in the way it is posed.
By John Shelby Spong | June 4, 2007; 9:09 AM ET | Comments (27)
At the end of the day my Faith will strengthen me and preserve me for the peace to come.
By Samuel Rodriguez | June 4, 2007; 8:13 AM ET | Comments (19)
I always feel like this question of God's presence or absence or wounding can't be addressed without the parallel question, "Well, where are the humans?"
By Gustav Niebuhr | June 4, 2007; 7:31 AM ET | Comments (14)
President Bush, who sees himself as a devout Christian, has waged a war that the majority of mainstream religious leaders see as a violation of Just War doctrine.
By John Esposito | June 4, 2007; 6:44 AM ET | Comments (80)
Starhawk’s Summer Schedule—June-August The Short Version: Friday, June 8 Louisville, Kentucky pre-conference workshop: "Earth as Teacher, Earth as Healer" Friday-Sunday, June 8-10 Louisville, Kentucky Earth Spirit Rising Conference: "Return to Earth Wisdom" Friday-Monday, June 29- July 2 Ontario, Canada weekend...
By Starhawk | June 3, 2007; 7:36 PM ET | Comments (2)