Hammad Sheikh and Jeremy Ginges (New School), Alin Coman (Pitt) and Scott Atran (CNRS): Religion, Group Threat and Sacred Values. From Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics, where would Christian apologetics be if it were not for challenges to the faith? Ian Clary remembers Christopher Hitchens. An interview with Charles Taylor on his book Secularism and Freedom of Conscience. One Jesus for liberals, another for conservatives: New research shows how believers tailor Christian teachings to fit their own political viewpoint. Why do the religious insist on presenting a united front? For all their aspirations for transcendent truth and higher purpose, religions behave like any other worldly individual or organisation and end up doing what protects their secular interests, not what most aligns with their values. Do Catholics and Muslims worship the same God? Robert Spencer wonders. Does Calvinism make people jerks? Kevin DeYoung investigates. Pimpin' may not be easy, but try being a moderate Christian. Chuck Smith says the End Times means a bright outlook for the Christian church.

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