Public pews

For the past four decades the mainline Protestant churches have been working hard to shape public discourse and national policy through their Washington offices.

Public love

At an otherwise innocent potluck during the primaries, a beloved former parishioner turned to me and asked, out of the blue, “So whom should we vote for?”

Electing Not to Vote: Christian Reflections on Reasons for Not Voting

If there is one idea that unites Jim Wallis and Pat Robertson, it is the idea that voting is a good idea.

The Fear of Beggars: Stewardship and Poverty in Christian Ethics

Why is that man holding a sign, Daddy?” “He wants us to give him some money.” “Why does he want money, Daddy?” “Because he doesn’t have any and he’s hungry.” “Why aren’t you giving him any money, Daddy?” “Because I’m not sure he’s really going to spend it on food . . . errr . . .

Spiritual Emotions: A Psychology of Christian Virtues

When his family was shopping for a church, Robert C. Roberts mulled over the different sermon styles, liturgies and worship music experiences and wondered, “How . . .