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Why Rosie O’Donnell Isn’t Rosa Parks: Revivalism, Civil Rights, and the Gay Marriage Debate

Forty years from now will our children celebrate Rosie O’Donnell as the Rosa Parks of the early twenty-first century? After all, it is easy now to identify the heroes and villains of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. We can all agree that when Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus, she was challenging a set of unjust and oppressive laws. Now the

Dr. Dean and the Southern Evangelical: Too Embarrassing to Watch

I’m not sure how offended to be by Democratic frontrunner Howard Dean’s recent comments on his favorite “New Testament” book-the Epistle of Job to the Franco-Prussians (or something like that). After all, Dean broaches the question of religious faith with all the awkwardness of a dad asked by his four year old to explain what “sex” is. This is arguably better than the slick appropriation of religious themes seen, for

Joseph of Nazareth Meets Planned Parenthood

It just might be the most chilling Christmas card ever sent through the U.S. mail. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation’s leading provider of abortions, has unveiled a holiday greeting — complete with sentimental snowflakes and stars — with the caption “Choice on Earth.” Evangelicals and Roman Catholics are rightly outraged by this atrocity. In terms of in-your-face religious hostility, it can only be compared to a Hanukah

Carl F.H. Henry, Evangelist

When one thinks of American evangelicalism, two figures should immediately come to mind: Billy Graham and Carl F.H. Henry — the evangelist and the theologian of contemporary conservative Protestantism. One of those figures, Dr. Henry, is now in the presence of Christ. But he would not want us to remember him simply as a theologian, a philosopher or a leader of a movement. He would want us to remember him

Carl F.H. Henry (1913-2003)

Carl F.H. Henry, the dean of evangelical theologians, died in his sleep on December 7. Christianity Today, the magazine he once led, has published an obituary and remembrance.  R. Albert Mohler, Jr., looks back on the life and legacy of Dr. Henry. Read Christianity Today article

Rabbit’s Running Still: John Updike and Judgment Day

Few novelists can illustrate the angst of middle-class American life with more vivid imagery than John Updike. Updike is, of course, no friend to orthodox Christianity, although he draws at times on a distinctively Barthian stream of neo-orthodox theology. Even so, Updike’s novels—especially his series of four books on the life of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom—lay out the problem of guilt, sin, and judgment better than many gospel tracts. A New