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  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg C.S. Lewis: As popular as ever after 50 years

    One of the world's most famous Christian writers and a former atheist, Lewis believed that far too many people in the modern world were slipping into an "easy," "fashionable" agnosticism, writes relligion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    December 2, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Blame it on Woodstock

    Religion columnist Terry Mattingly examines how one scholar views the impact of American cultural changes on our understanding of religious liberty.

    November 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Classic Billy Graham at age 95, one more time

    Religion columnist Terry Mattingly writes about what could be the final sermon of Rev. Billy Graham.

    November 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Taking the devil very seriously, for 40 years

    The goal of writer William Peter Blatty, who wrote "The Exorcist," was to defend the faith through writing, says religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    November 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Rethinking the nones

    Pew researchers unveil the jarring fact that 20 percent of U.S. adults -- including 32 percent under the age of 30 -- embrace the "religiously unaffiliated" label, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    November 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Military chaplains back on front lines

    Changes in military guidelines for chaplains create a moral conflict writes religion columnist, Terry Mattingly.

    October 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg The hole in the middle of American Jewry

    Religion columnist Terry Mattingly examines concerns that only 33 percent of American Jews believe being part of a Jewish community is "essential to being Jewish."

    October 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Hellish flashbacks on persecution stories

    The news about the persecution of Christians has only gotten worse, writes religion columnist, Terry Mattingly.

    October 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg The pope, the media and balance on life issues

    Pope Francis stresses the need for balance between pronouncements on hot button issues and pastoral care, writes religion columnist, Terry Mattingly.

    September 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg God, sex, worship and babies

    These days, people who attend worship services once a week or more have a sharply different fertility rate from those who avoid religious sanctuaries.

    September 23, 2013 1 Photo

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