What It Could Mean to Keep Christ in Christmas

An atheist group put up a billboard near Philadelphia with the message “Keep Saturn in Saturnalia.” It was their anemic attempt to fuel the “war on Christmas” by countering a billboard sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, which read...

Why Retail Stores Are Where We Really Worship

It took me a long time but I think I have finally figured it out. In the United States, shopping is our religion, department stores are our temples, flyers and newspaper ads are our Scriptures, and sales clerks are our priests. It’s the only explanation that...

Critiquing American Religion

American Christians are in a cultural war, a term that went out of popular favor after Pat Buchanan’s mean-spirited Republican Party speech in 1992. Regrettably, the phrase has returned with a new vengeance. Following President Bush’s re-election,...