Resources on Religious Liberty

Last Spring for my doctoral seminar paper, I chose to write about religious liberty in contemporary evangelical public theology. That sentence might be a mouth-full, so let me explain. I thought to myself last Spring, “What resources or methods have... Continue...

There are different ways to think about religious liberty: From outside the Christian tradition and within it. In a recent article titled "The three A’s of religious liberty," I attempted to explain how ideas that undergird religious liberty are ideas... Continue...

Yesterday, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship became the latest target in a proxy war over human sexuality. An article posted at TIME with the headline, Top Evangelical College Group to Dismiss Employees Who Support Gay Marriage, brought national attention to InterVarsity’s effort... Continue...

So, if those who are commonly viewed as the Founding Fathers of America did not as a whole prohibit ministers from holding public office, then how do we account for those early state constitutions that did outlaw such office holding,... Continue...

Did the Founding Fathers of America want to prohibit ministers from holding public office? One of the most prolific and respected Christian historians in America thinks so and wants you to do the same. John Fea, who is chair of... Continue...

A few weeks ago, the Egyptian parliament finally passed a long-awaited bill to reform restrictions on the construction of churches. During the era of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, building a new church in Egypt required a permit from the president... Continue...

How would you respond if one of these scenarios happened to your child, or to a student in your youth group? A seven-year-old boy loves the encouraging Bible verses his mom puts in his lunch every day and begins sharing... Continue...

Religious liberty can be a difficult concept to wrap our heads around. Secular individuals view it as a religious idea while religious individuals view it as a political idea. In a time of great misunderstanding about one of America’s great... Continue...

As a general rule, it is a bad idea for government to regulate religious activity. Neither the church, nor the state, are well equipped to meet the other’s objectives or obligations. And for this reason, society is better served when... Continue...

According to Chairman Martin R. Castro of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, phrases such as ‘religious liberty’ and ‘religious freedom’ should now be considered “code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any other... Continue...