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Warren Throckmorton Takes on David Barton and ‘Christian Nationalists’ Revisionist History’

Despite past controversy, David Barton’s influence in conservative evangelical circles has found an eager audience with the rise of Christian nationalism in the age of Trump.

How a Game Designer Turned Jesuit Ended Up Writing about Space Religion

Shane Liesegang went on a spiritual quest, which would eventually lead him to leave his work as a designer for games like Fallout and Skyrim — some of the genre’s most popular role-playing games — and join the Jesuits, the same religious order as Pope Francis

White Christians Think Too Many People See Racism When It’s not There, New Survey Finds

A new survey from Pew Research revealed once again how deeply divided religious Americans are when it comes to matters of race and systemic racism.

Calvinist Activist Warns that White Nationalism Is Invading Reformed Churches

The anti-woke alliance of Calvinist Theobros and Christian nationalists hits the skids — as author Owen Strachan feuds online with Andrew Torba of Gab.

Ouster of Saddleback and Fern Creek from SBC over women pastors is affirmed

Saddleback, whose case was argued by founding pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren, had been ousted for naming a woman to its pastoral team.

Dave Ramsey Sued for $150 Million by Former Fans Who Followed His Timeshare Exit Advice

A group of former followers of Dave Ramsey has sued the Christian finance guru and radio host, along with his company and a marketing firm, for endorsing a failed timeshare exit company that allegedly defrauded customers out of millions.

After 30 Years, Buddhist-Inspired Message of ‘Groundhog Day’ Still Holds Spiritual Power

Despite almost no mention of God or religion, the filmmakers of "Groundhog Day" made one of the more spiritual films of the era. “You can argue about whether it is a Buddhist, Christian or Jewish movie — but it is deeply religious,” said author and Boston University religion professor Stephen Prothero, who has shown the film in his classes.

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