WASHINGTON (RNS) No president can make religious rhetoric work without getting buffeted by critics from all directions, experts say.
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(RNS) Widely admired ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain regularly wrote and lectured on ethics, politics and religion but was routinely criticized by other theologians for her position on Iraq.
(RNS) Observers say the election of the first openly gay Lutheran bishop in the United States is as significant as the decision to ordain women clergy, but they don’t expect the decision to split the 4 million-member ELCA.
Mainline Protestantism and Catholicism in America rise together, hold steady together, and decline together. The reasons for the decline may vary, from group to group, but few in church life have it easy today. “Decline,” it turns out, is contagious.