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On Religion
  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Yet another online rant about Lent

    Small sacrifices add up, and they can help believers focus on bigger questions says a former nun, writes religion columnist, Terry Mattingly.

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg The evolving state of Mormon heaven

    Mormon leaders attempt to reframe the faith's longheld doctrine of "exaltation," the belief that truly devout Mormons can rise to godhood and even create new worlds, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly..

    March 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg The pope and the Pentecostal smartphone

    In a call for Christian unity, Pope Francis addressed a crowd of Pentecostal Protestants with a surprising request ... and received a surprising response, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    February 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg God and millenials: it's complicated

    Nomad faith is now the American way, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    February 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Obama on religious freedom -- overseas

    The president's defense of religious freedom doesn't square with his administration's policies on mandating health-insurance coverage of sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    February 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Dark secrets in modern pews

    Survey results indicate 69 percent of American pastors agree that pornography has "adversely affected the lives of our church members," writes religion columnist, Terry Mattingly.

    February 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Religious debate and the app store wars, Part II

    Powerful digital corporations -- think Apple, Google and Facebook -- sometimes stifle religious discourse to protect their own interests, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    January 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Religious debates and the App Store, Part I

    The Apple App Store, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly, appears to have a policy which marginalizes faith-based products.

    January 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Baptists rethinking catechisms

    Some educators, on the Baptist left and right, now believe that it's time for modern Baptists to use an ancient tool -- the catechism -- in their struggles against biblical and doctrinal illiteracy

    January 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Duck elderly patriarchs preaching doctrine!

    Clearly, it's getting harder for traditional religious believers to publicly voice, let alone to boldly defend, the ancient doctrines of their faith writes religion columnist Terry Mattiongly.

    January 10, 2014 1 Photo