Tag: civic religion

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    “This case is about Christians aggressively imposing themselves upon their fellow citizens with the power of government,” says plaintiff lawyer Douglas Laycock. But defense attorney Tom Hungar warned that the case could lead to “government regulating the theological content of prayers, prescribing what is orthodox and what is not in religion.” More

    November 8, 2013 | Comments

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    “The president’s State of the Union Address ends where his Second Inaugural Address began: the question of American civic identity” and, for religious citizens, “a view of democracy as an ongoing contest over sacred values.” More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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    Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent for many Christans, and the imposition of ashes can serve as a reminder of human frailty, a public sign of religious faith, and an expression of pastoral care.
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    March 9, 2011 | Comments

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    What did people of faith think about President Obama’s State of the Union address? Watch our panel of religion analysts assess the speech. More

    January 27, 2011 | Comments

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    Does “winning the future” assume America can manage history as it unfolds? If so, it is a pretentious and dangerous position for any nation to believe in as a matter of religious or political destiny—or both. More

    January 26, 2011 | Comments

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    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

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    Two religious conservatives offer their views on political involvement, Glenn Beck, evangelical Christianity, and more. More

    October 8, 2010 | Comments