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November 28, 2013
When President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November as “a day of thanksgiving and praise” for the nation, he did so in the midst of war, 1863.
November 25, 2013
 
November 21, 2013
This past July, the popular mobile Bible app, YouVersion, was featured in a New York Times article, cleverly titled “In the Beginning Was the Word; Now the Word Is on an App.” The article appeared shortly after YouVersi
November 18, 2013
“Asserting a God-Given Right to Snakes” is the kind of headline which can grab attention in the midst of news-of-the-week about the Affordable Care Act, the catastrophic typhoon in the Philippines, and other beckoners for public
November 14, 2013
Jean Bethke Elshtain was an unusual scholar of religion. Her graduate work was in history, political theory, and international relations; her first book traced portrayals of women in Western political thought.
November 11, 2013
Let us pray: “in the name of the one who came, and died, and rose again that we might have eternal life—Jesus Christ our Lord—Amen.” Thus Dr.
November 7, 2013
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council of the Roman Catholic Church. Why is Vatican II, as some have nicknamed it, still relevant today?
November 4, 2013
Good news for readers who are weary of some subjects which are naturally covered in Sightings: here is a story about some Native Americans and about Mormons who work among them.
October 31, 2013
In the early 1990s, the media took notice of the estimated 40,000-200,000 Hispanic Muslims living in the U.S.
October 28, 2013
The public is getting used to headlines like these: “Evangelical Leader Preaches Pullback from Culture Wars” and “Southern Baptists Sounding Full-scale Retreat in Culture War?” The former is from

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