Faith & Religion
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So help me who?

Religion | The 116th Congress convenes with an eclectic mix of religious and nonreligious views
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/07/19, 12:22 pm

This week’s Whirled Views offers a roundup of religious news and views from around the United States.

Choosing my religion 

When newly elected Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., took her congressional oath of office on Jan. 3, she raised her right hand high and placed the other hand firmly on a law book. The book contained copies of the Arizona and U.S. constitutions. 

Sinema wasn’t the only freshman in the 116th Congress taking an oath on something other than the Bible. Texts included the Quran, a Buddhist sutra, and the Hindu Vedas.

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‘Dear Ladies’

Religion | A new C.S. Lewis letter and the stresses of fame
by Stephanie L. Derrick
Posted 12/01/18, 10:59 am

May 1946 found C.S. Lewis tired of answering what had become a ceaseless stream of letters—mostly from Americans, the majority from women, and often about theology. A previously unpublished letter held at the British Library illustrates the commitment Lewis showed in private to serving those who taxed his time, energy, and, often, his nerves.

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Facing cultural storms

Culture | Six trends that are rapidly reshaping the lives of American Christians
by John S. Dickerson
Posted 11/24/18, 02:49 pm

John S. Dickerson is a journalist-turned-pastor and the author of a new book, Hope of Nations: Standing Strong in a Post-Truth, Post-Christian World (Zondervan, 2018). He should not be confused with the John F. Dickerson who co-hosts CBS This Morning, but F is the rare fair reporter in big-time media and S is also an excellent writer.

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