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  • No mandate for religious hostility: Front Burner

    The Framers of the U.S. Constitution represented a variety of religious beliefs. Connecticut's Roger Sherman was a Calvinist who attended a church where Jonathan Edwards' son preached. Oliver Ellsworth supported the established church in Connecticut. A...
  • Forum to focus on women in 3 religions

    Forum to focus on women in 3 religions
    An upcoming interfaith forum will take a closer look at the important role women play in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The forum, "Women Who Shaped Our Faith," will be Sunday at The Prayer Center, 16550 S. 104th Ave, Orland Park. Registration is at...
  • Jesus was God in human flesh

    Q: I suppose it makes sense to believe in God, but I'm not sure I believe in Jesus the way you preachers say we should. Where does He fit into the picture? Isn't it enough to believe in God? -- R.N.M. A: It's certainly important to believe in God; if...
  • Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art

    When the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats prayed for some kind of connection to permanence and immortality, his thoughts turned to Byzantine art as the most perfect emblem of the profound, eternal state of creative grace he was after. He wrote,...
  • In Theory: Electing to bypass natural selection

    A Missouri lawmaker, Rep. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville), contends that public school children in his state who question Darwinian theory are ridiculed. He introduced a bill into the state's General Assembly that would allow parents to opt their...
  • A Letter to Mark Burnett: Faith-Based Films Vs. Culture Wars

    Memo to: Mark Burnett Apparently you are not content just to be television's most prolific producer, Mark, so you have now committed yourself to a new career as a film producer -- one with a specific mission. You want Hollywood to give God a comeback....
  • The elegant database solution to the clash between religious and gay rights

     
    Can you imagine having a censorious photographer prowling around your wedding? Having some sour, judgmental lensman looking with revulsion at you and your new spouse -- for any reason --– and saying bitterly to the guests “Smile, somehow&#...
  • Box Office: 'Noah' On Course for $35 Million-Plus Opening

    One of the first of many biblical-themed movies to flood the box office in 2014, Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is on track for a $35 million-plus Stateside opening later this month. Insiders predict that the drama could gross upwards of $40 million when it...
  • Downers Grove OKs stormwater grants for churches

    Downers Grove OKs stormwater grants for churches
    Downers Grove officials ratified a grant program designed to encourage churches to reduce the stormwater flowing from their property. Council members recently approved a proposal in which the village would help subsidize the cost of capital projects...
  • In Theory: Is 'radicalization' child abuse?

    The mayor of London wrote in a March 2 column in the Daily Telegraph that Muslim children who are at risk of radicalization by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be removed from their homes. Mayor Boris Johnson says that such a move...
  • When Faith's Needed, I Don't Have A Prayer

    I admire people of faith but am made nervous by those who live in a spiritually gated community. God knows I'm not religious, but I consider it a privilege to know people who are — just as I am honored to know people who are brilliant...