Sam Harrelson

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Is “God” A Trigger Word?

The divine descriptor has negative associations for so many, some faith leaders are swearing it off. Is “God”-less religion even possible?<p>If you think God is dead, you’re still welcome at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, Oregon, a suburb of Portland. Minister John Shuck’s approach to …

Killing God

The word is out. The "nones" are rising. At last count, close to one-quarter of the American population now declares itself unaffiliated with any particular religion. While most of these "nones" believe in a "higher power" or "ultimate cause"--or even in a traditional god--they are not interested …

Religion

The War Between Science and Religion Is (Slowly) Coming to an End

A new Pew study shows that Americans are embracing common sense.<p>Over the past 10 years, a small industry has developed pitting religious people against secular people and vice versa. Preachers, like Mike Huckabee, claim that unbelievers are waging a war against American values, by which they mean …

Religion