Faith: Protestant

  • A journalist who has written extensively on the biblical and spiritual preoccupations of directors Joel and Ethan Coen says in “True Grit” they treat the Presbyterian moral code of fourteen-year-old narrator-heroine Mattie Ross with tenderness and empathy. More

    February 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

  • Mainstream Protestantism has declined sharply in the US, but the big speeches of our political leaders still routinely echo the Protestant history of the nation. More

    January 26, 2011 | Comments (3)

  • A partnership between the city of Portland, Oregon and evangelical churches has led to thousands of volunteers completing hundreds of community service projects focused on schools, hunger, homelessness, health, poverty, and the environment. More

    October 16, 2009 | Comments (2)

  • In his new book on the difference between faith and belief, this Harvard professor and scholar of religion says what it means to be religious is shifting significantly as the 21st century unfolds. More

    September 25, 2009 | Comments (6)

  • "The holy is at the origins of everything that exists," says the author of the prize-winning novels "Gilead" and "Home."

    September 18, 2009 | Comments (11)

  • Read more of Bob Abernethy's interview with novelist Marilynne Robinson.

    September 18, 2009 | Comments (5)

  • Read an excerpt from Marilynne Robinson’s latest novel “Home.” More

    September 18, 2009 | Comments (1)

  • Marilynne Robinson's Calvinist Protestantism imbues her with a fierce political liberalism grounded in Scripture and informs the respect with which she describes small movements of character and conversation.

    September 18, 2009 | Comments (2)

  • Watch interviews with delegates to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's recent national assembly, which voted to allow local congregations to hire noncelibate gay and lesbian pastors.

    August 25, 2009 | Comments (14)

  • At its national assembly in Minneapolis, the country's largest Lutheran denomination permitted the ordination and hiring of homosexual clergy who are in “lifelong, monogamous” relationships.

    August 21, 2009 | Comments (21)

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