Christianity

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson speaks during a press conference in the U.S. Capitol on November 2, 2023.

The Folksy Fanaticism of Mike Johnson The Folksy Fanaticism of Mike Johnson

The new speaker of the House combines Christian nationalism and MAGA.

Nov 3, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Cornel West speaking at a lectern

Cornel West: The Christian Socialist Running for President Cornel West: The Christian Socialist Running for President

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, the candidate talks church, state, prophecy—and politics.

Jul 31, 2023 / Q&A / Wen Stephenson

Boxes of the drug mifepristone

A Zealot Judge Has Ordered a Nationwide Abortion Pill Ban A Zealot Judge Has Ordered a Nationwide Abortion Pill Ban

Texas Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s ruling threw the fate of mifepristone into question. The case is likely headed to the Supreme Court within days.

Apr 7, 2023 / Elie Mystal

What It’s Like to Be Trans and Christian in Nashville Right Now

What It’s Like to Be Trans and Christian in Nashville Right Now What It’s Like to Be Trans and Christian in Nashville Right Now

Talking with Nashville-based transqueer Christian scholar and activist Roberto Ché Espinoza about faith, violence, and healing.

Apr 5, 2023 / Wen Stephenson

James Reimer without mask

The NHL Stares Down Bigotry—and Blinks The NHL Stares Down Bigotry—and Blinks

James Reimer’s refusal to wear a Pride jersey during warm-ups of a game was not religious. It was political.

Mar 20, 2023 / Dave Zirin

Buffalo Bills players and staff pray for their teammate Damar Hamlin during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in Cincinnati, which was postponed 59 minutes after Hamlin collapsed.

Is It Time to Cancel Football? Is It Time to Cancel Football?

Now, as the Super Bowl looms, is it time to turn your back on football? Or would you prefer to “man up” and leave any qualms about its violence in the dust of recent history?

Feb 10, 2023 / Robert Lipsyte

Christianity’s Place in the Left and the Right

Christianity’s Place in the Left and the Right Christianity’s Place in the Left and the Right

A conversation with historian David Hollinger about the rise of evangelicalism, the decline of mainline Protestantism, and if the country has truly become more secular.

Mar 29, 2023 / Q&A / Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Deal With the Devil

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Deal With the Devil The Southern Baptist Convention’s Deal With the Devil

The roots of the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe go back 50 years, when zealots preaching a gospel of misogyny and homophobia—led by an accused sexual predator—took over America’s ...

Sep 12, 2022 / Feature / Sarah Posner

Ohio Capitol

The Religious Right-Wingers Working to Run Ohio The Religious Right-Wingers Working to Run Ohio

Republican legislators in the Buckeye State have introduced multiple bills to curtail civil rights with the help of the Center for Christian Virtue.

Aug 4, 2022 / StudentNation / Zurie Pope

The Supreme Court Took the Most Extreme Course Possible

The Supreme Court Took the Most Extreme Course Possible The Supreme Court Took the Most Extreme Course Possible

In overturning Roe v. Wade, the conservative majority embraced a vision of the United States as a country by and for white men.

Jun 24, 2022 / Elie Mystal

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