| Apr 30, 2011
The Rev. David Wilkerson, an evangelical pastor who founded the Teen Challenge ministry and wrote the best-selling book "The Cross and the Switchblade," died Wednesday in a car accident in East Texas. He was 79.
Wilkerson's car smashed head-on into a...
| May 12, 2011
| 8:53 AM
Whichever side you favor on gay rights, it's been a mixed week for you.
Coral Ridge Ministries, a conservative Christian organization in Fort Lauderdale, sounded an alarm about the U.S. Navy's plans to allow same-sex weddings in military facilities at...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Q. A recent Gallup poll has revealed that, for the first time, a majority of Americans support gay marriage. According to the figures, 53% of Americans say they believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid; in 1996, the figure was...
| Jun 5, 2011
Of the 44 U.S. presidents, all but a handful have been affiliated with a relatively narrow list of traditional Protestant denominations.
Eleven were Episcopalians (12 if you count Thomas Jefferson, whose adult beliefs are a subject of debate), eight were...
| Aug 8, 2011
Mark O. Hatfield, whose 35 years as Oregon's U.S. senator illuminated his conviction that Republicans could be God-fearing conservatives and also passionate advocates for ending wars and racial discrimination, has died. He was 89.
Hatfield died Sunday in...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 3:16 PM
For Ramadan, the Islamic holy month that falls in August this year, we asked a few people in South Florida why they became Muslim and what it has meant to them. Here are the last two.
Patricia Salahuddin teaches at the Design and...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Silicon Valley, the politically liberal technology hub, is an unlikely incubator of conservative Christian activism.
But a group of its venture capitalists is backing an ambitious project that seeks to affect the 2012 election by registering 5 million...
| Sep 18, 2011
Being artistic director of a major regional stage company means you get to give everyone "notes" — theater lingo for putting in your two cents while a play is being readied. Being Marc Masterson, newly arrived as South Coast Repertory's artistic...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Is the Dead Sea worth its salt? Israel tourism officials hope you think so. They want to have it included on a list of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
And they’re not coy about whom they’re talking to.
“I would like to ask all my dear...
| Dec 1, 2011
The Romney camp is worried.
By this point in the Republican presidential campaign, Mitt Romney's backers had hoped that conservative voters would be coalescing around the former Massachusetts governor as the inevitable nominee.
But that's not happening....
| Dec 1, 2011
| 6:21 AM
He may be down in the polls but Rick Perry still has more money to spend than most of his rivals. On Thursday he went on the air in Iowa with a 30-second TV spot aimed directly at that state's potent bloc of evangelical Christian conservatives,...