"In God We Trust" on the U.S. dollar
February 21st, 2017

The debate is about as old as this country itself, and you need not travel far to find supporters for both sides of the argument. Many people insist that although Christianity remains the dominant religion in the United States, we are not, by definition, a “Christian country”. Others emphatically disagree. What do you think?
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Church collection plate being used for political contributions.
February 2nd, 2017

President Trump told a gathering of religious leaders that his administration will “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment – an IRS rule which prevents churches from endorsing specific candidates running for office. Some people think the rule change will have unintended consequences. Should churches be allowed to get involved with politics? Continue reading

Border walls are one sign of isolationism.
January 30th, 2017

In countries all around the world today there is a growing movement urging a retreat from “globalism” – the focus on global issues and international relationships. These feelings have clearly been lurking under the surface for some time, but proponents of this ideology have become increasingly vocal – and influential – over the past few years. Continue reading

Women march in protest in Washington D.C.
January 27th, 2017

On January 21st, the day after the 45th president of the United States was sworn into office, an estimated 1 million people participated in the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Today, thousands marched to the Supreme Court in support of pro-life causes. We examine the power of protest movements in America. Continue reading

Native American group protesting pipeline
January 25th, 2017

Last fall thousands of people descended upon the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota to protest the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil pipeline whose construction threatened sacred tribal artifacts and burial sites. Protesters voiced environmental concerns regarding the pipeline itself, while also stressing … Continue reading

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