Guns and a Bible
January 23rd, 2017

Some people want stronger gun control measures, while others insist the government should get out of the way. Are mass shootings preventable? What does religion say about owning guns? Continue reading

A sign that says no Muslim parking
January 13th, 2017

January 16th is Religious Freedom Day, the birthday of religious freedom in the United States. We’ve come a long way since Thomas Jefferson penned his famous statute, but by some indications we have a long ways to go. Continue reading

A man being deported from the U.S.
January 6th, 2017

There are 11 million immigrants residing in the U.S. illegally. With the future of immigration policy uncertain, churches are taking things into their own hands by offering sanctuary to those at risk of deportation. Is this the right thing to do? What is your stance on immigration? Continue reading

Money in a manger in place of Jesus Christ
December 30th, 2016

“Our many different cultures notwithstanding, there’s something about the holidays that makes the planet communal. Even nations that do not celebrate Christmas can’t help but be caught up in the collective spirit of their neighbors, as twinkling lights dot the … Continue reading

A homeless man sleeps beside a building
December 28th, 2016

The Patapsco-Lodge Forest Cooperative Parish is no stranger to homeless outreach. However, they never imagined being punished for it. The Maryland congregation has been serving hot meals to the homeless every Friday night for over 20 years, and church officials … Continue reading

A baby upset with our culture of materialism
December 5th, 2016

Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Winter Solstice, Yule, Pancha Ganapti, etc etc. December brings with it a host of traditional holidays across the religious spectrum. Winter, for much of recorded human history, was a time for families to come together … Continue reading

Transgender worshipers in Pakistan.
December 2nd, 2016

Back on November 20, churches all around the United States held services to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance, a national event honoring transgender victims of violence worldwide – of which there are many. At a gathering in New Hampshire, 107 … Continue reading

Playing the blame game can lead to shame.
November 16th, 2016

If you’ve ever had kids, you know the oldest argument in the book. “He started it.” “No, she started it.” Or maybe you left the stove on and burned dinner. You might try to find someone else to blame it … Continue reading

Pope Francis has taken a hard-line stance against Catholic women in leadership positions.
November 4th, 2016

The Question Well, Pope Francis certainly didn’t beat around the bush. Earlier this week, a reporter posed a question to the pontiff. Reporter: “Is it realistic to think that there might be women priests also in the Catholic Church in … Continue reading

Money from the Catholic Church
October 28th, 2016

To date, the Archdiocese of New York has received over 200 claims of sexual abuse involving roughly 40 different priests. Those victims are now facing a tough decision. A report by the New York Times earlier this month revealed that … Continue reading