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  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg The case for beer evangelism

    Father William Martin, an Episcopal priest, believes he can make a theological case for the moderate consumption of beer through a simple use of evangelistic math, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg A British rabbi defending America's first freedom

    Great Britain's former chief rabbi insists there must be a power higher than the state calling for "moral limits" on government power, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    May 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg The quest for safe, generic, ceremonial prayers

    A recent Supreme Court decision denies the state the power to determine which prayers are generic or safe enough, writes religion columnist, Terry Mattingly.

    May 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Porn again: Denial in conservative pews

    Religion columnist Terry Mattingly asks the question, "If pastors cannot face the issue of pornography with their own flocks, then who can?"

    May 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Two saints of Vatican II

    Pope Francis elevated to sainthood two popes who embodied the work of the Second Vatican Council, writes religion columnist, Terry Mattingly.

    May 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg With Pope Francis, the medium is the message

    Popular media whould have you believe that Pope Francis is preaching a new message. Religion columnist Terry Mattingly suggests it may be the media that sees things differently.

    April 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Easter with doubters and the 'nones'

    Should more pastors ask this blunt question: "Do you really believe Jesus was raised from the dead?" wonders religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg A monastery in the Hebrides, after 1,000 years

    Before Father Seraphim Aldea can build a monastery on Scotland's Mull Island, he needs to have a working septic system, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg World Vision wars 2014, and the future

    It's getting harder to work with broad coalitions when culture wars keep rocking churches, writes religion columnist, Terry Mattingly.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Death of an orthodox missionary -- in America

    Metropolitan Philip, leader of the Antiochian Orthodox Christians in North America, was a fierce advocate of Orthodox unity in the U.S., writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo