It is true that many religious traditions, including Judaism and Christianity, have seen natural disasters as divine punishment. But, as a scholar of religion, I would argue that things aren’t that simple.
Many people argue that the removal of Confederate monuments will "erase" both history and beauty from the public square, but Christians must consider the statues' ethical value before defending them.
President Donald Trump has pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who illegally used racial profiling to enforce immigration laws.
Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people. It's a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth.
Even when people are unhappy with a state of affairs, they are usually disinclined to change it. In cognitive and behavioral sciences this is known as the “default effect.”
Since Evangelical Christianity began infiltrating politics, officially in the late 1970s, there has been a disturbing trend to limit or remove rights from those who don’t meet the conservative idea of an American.
The surprise ruling by Indonesian judges against the incumbent governor of the Indonesian capital Jakarta has made international headlines.
This isn’t a criticism of the church from the outside, this is coming from someone who can turn to a song in the hymnal faster than you can locate it on Pandora.
If God couldn't care less about our merits when it comes to extending His grace, why are we citing a GPA to explain why Jordan Edwards should be alive?
Jordan Edwards was a freshman in my mother’s hometown. His parents sat weeping at a press conference last week because a police officer shot their 15-year-old son in the head.