March 12, 2012 On Saturday, Robert Schuller; his wife, Arvella; and daughter Carol said they were resigning from the board of the church he founded because of the "adversarial and negative attitude of other board members." A day later, their daughter Sheila Schuller Coleman announced she was looking for another place to preach.
February 29, 2012 Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has said that John F. Kennedy's 1960 speech advocating strict separation of church and state almost made him throw up. But scholars say Kennedy's speech has to be taken in the context of a vastly different political climate — one that was hostile to Catholics.
February 27, 2012 The company United In Purpose is going through personal data — from magazine subscriptions to NASCAR ticket purchases — to identify unregistered Christian conservatives and sign them up. UIP hopes to sway the 2012 elections by signing up 5 million new voters.
February 9, 2012 The White House and American Catholic bishops are at a stalemate over a rule requiring many religious organizations to provide insurance coverage for contraception. "If the argument is over religious liberty," says one scholar, "the bishops win. If the argument is over contraceptives, the administration wins."
January 13, 2012 More than 150 evangelical leaders will gather at a Texas ranch Friday and Saturday to try to coalesce behind a single Republican presidential candidate. But with the primaries and caucuses under way and Mitt Romney in command, their decision may be too little, too late.
January 8, 2012 Americans' religious liberties are under attack — or at least that's what some conservatives say. They argue that by pushing through laws supporting contraception and gays rights, the administration is showing its hostility. But the story is much more complicated than either side makes out.
December 28, 2011 In 2011, hell was a hot topic, from Hollywood to doomsday prophets, and especially for best-selling books. Evangelical preacher Rob Bell wrote Love Wins, which takes aim at the fundamental evangelical belief that non-Christians go to hell. Bell's book spawned a bevy of new books on hell.