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  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Apple and the i-Sacraments age

    Steve Jobs' personal philosophy transported the iPhone into an object viewed with almost religious devotion, writes columnist Terry Mattingly.

    August 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg About those screaming babies in mass

    Religion columnist Terry Mattingly explores reactions to the question: "Why don't parents take screaming babies out of church?"

    August 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Protecting the flock from gun violence

    Religion columnist Terry Mattingly writes that the bloodshed in religious sanctuaries is beginning to get attention from religious and government leaders, if not from national news media.

    August 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Sober talk with Brazil's bishops

    Pope Francis told Brazil's bishops that they must regain a common touch that resonates with the poor, the weak and those yearning for spiritual experiences, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    August 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg The old reality in Egyptian neighborhoods

    Religion columnist Terry Mattingly writes that it is significant that a majority of Egyptian Muslims believe sharia law should govern the lives of all Egyptians, not just Muslim believers.

    July 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg One radical old Baptist Patriarch

    Religion columnist Terry Mattingly remembers the Rev. Will Campbell — an activist and writer who made lots of people mad for lots of reasons.

    July 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg John Paul II and the death of Christian America

    The Rev. C.J. McCloskey of the Faith and Reason Institute asserts that the United States is no longer a Christian country, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    July 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Boy Scouts, Catholics and the future

    The BSA decision to rescind their ban on admitting homosexual youth has many Catholics asking questions, writes On Religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    July 2, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Baptists without baptisms?

    Southern Baptist Church baptisms have declined in six out of the last 10 years, falling to the lowest number since 1948.

    June 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg A case for the common hymnal

    Research indicates the average church may have a repertoire of 150-plus hymns that worship leaders can list in the Sunday bulletin and know that most people will sing them with confidence.

    June 10, 2013 1 Photo