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Christian Stakes in an Election When Civility and Civil Religion Seem Dead

Aren’t Christian stakes simply justice stakes? Not entirely. Christian ethics, and mainly Reformed Protestant and Enlightenment versions of those, shaped the U.S. Constitution. They defined what goods government was to serve, what constituted legitimate authority, and how power was to … Continue reading

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Faith in the Public Square – A Time for Choosing

In March 1948, theologian Reinhold Niebuhr graced the cover of Time. His appearance came at the end of two decades in which Niebuhr had risen to cultural prominence not just as a religious thinker, but also as one of the … Continue reading

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Ecumenical Poetry, Prose, and Practice

The argument of this issue, in short, is this: All though we might think of ecumenical as something separate and formal, we actually live it all the time. Perhaps it’s time our thinking caught up to our usual practice. The … Continue reading

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Prayer for Those Battling Demons

The following prayer is reprinted with permission from the book Prayers for The New Social Awakening, ed. Christian Iosso and Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty. O God, we pray for all those in recovery whose demons are kept at bay one day at … Continue reading

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