Roundup: Gay marriage, the Reformation, fight church, religious comedy, Rowan Williams, Bible translation, the future, John Wesley

Roundup: Gay marriage, the Reformation, fight church, religious comedy, Rowan Williams, Bible translation, the future, John Wesley

Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage leaves both sides more entrenched

President Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage appears to have made Americans on both sides of the issue even more entrenched in their positions, firing up his young, liberal backers and intensifying opposition from Republicans and conservatives, according to a new poll.

The story of the Reformation needs reforming

The destruction of most of the libraries, music and art of England was not a religious breakthrough but a cultural calamity.

De-sissifying Jesus

Fight church: the last gasp of patriarchal evangelicalism?

The Apocalypse is nigh—so laugh it up?

Examining the Hollywood record on religious comedy.

Archbishop of Canterbury’s farewell book blasts at march of consumerism

Rowan Williams will leave Lambeth Palace later this year. In an incendiary book, Britain’s foremost theologian speaks his mind.

Five Bible images you probably misunderstand

Unfortunately, Bible translations mangle common language, masking the original sense of the text from readers.

Future fatigue

People of faith should probe the future with humility, prayer and, as befits Easter people, an openness to being completely and absolutely surprised

Marking John Wesley’s birthday in his words

His birthday reflections give us a glimpse into how he viewed his life, health and ministry.

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