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There's new life of fresh perspectives before and after we die. Christ's rising from the dead in the Bible alludes in a curious way to these benefits of new life before and after we expire. Jesus' burial clothes are left folded after his resurrection.
Politicians use Americans flags as an imposing backdrop when giving speeches. Standing before the Stars and Stripes, a legislator or the president caps remarks with the conventional refrain, God bless America! Wrapping Old Glory around God talk is a
Once elected, though, it's far more difficult to get voters on board to land there...They recycle glittering generalities on the campaign trail that get lost when elected officials backtrack during the give and take of political negotiations. Let no
These youthful Americans reject the religious right's bossy, sanctimonious spirit. Like Pontius Pilate, a third of adults under 30 have washed their hands evangelical politics. They avoid religious affiliation whatsoever, reports the Pew Forum on
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice, reads a Martin Luther King Jr. quotation stitched into a new rug in the Oval Office. King recast this abolitionists' rallying cry on his march to Selma, Ala. Growing up in a
Friends embark on a Caribbean cruise to Mayan ruins prior to Christmas. They joke that the trip's price might be halved because the ship wouldn't be returning to port. The Mayan calendar is misconstrued by many to predict the world's end on Dec...
If a man is a fool, the best thing is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking, declared President Woodrow Wilson to French academics after World War I's armistice in 1918. Wilson's adage proved true when Fox News allowed Republican
Some believe God helps those who help themselves, with Uncle Sam butting out. Others say government assistance is required to help the poor escape their plight. Who's in synch with our founding fathers regarding help for the poor? At the country's
Once settled in the New World however, they persecuted those who broke biblical rules...Chesterton quipped about the Pilgrims' scolding attitude: In America, they have a feast to celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims. Here in England, we should have
David Barton, the historian Republicans admire the most, spins dubious claims about our nation's founding. He sells historical fiction through Texas-based Wall Builders. Barton's right-wing website describes itself as a pro-family organization that