Category: Faith & Public Life

Walking with Christ

by Kristyn Komarnicki School kids across the country still put their hands to their hearts and daily pledge their allegiance to our nation—“under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Wouldn’t it be...

Signs of Hope

By Mae Elise Cannon, Lisa Sharon Harper, Troy Jackson, and Soong-Chan Rah Pastor Jer Swigart leads the Open Door Community, a progressive young church, in Walnut Creek, California, outside San Francisco. The church community...

Subversive Suppers

By Jon Carlson The ancient Romans never wrote an imperial anthem. Historians generally agree that they didn’t have a national flag, either. In contrast, our nation’s recent controversies surrounding patriotism, national pride, and racial...

The Millennial Exodus

By Carolyn Custis James “Christianity has an image problem among American youth.” –David Kinnaman, Barna Group In his ominously-titled book, The End of White Christian America, Robert P. Jones (CEO, Public Religion Research Institute) chronicles the decline...