Mark Silk, Religion NewsService

Mark Silk

Religion NewsService

Hartford, CT, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

How come evangelical leaders are cool toward Trump?

(RNS) — They’re waiting on the people in the pews. → Read More

Right-wing Jews bail on Trump

(RNS) — The dinner with Ye and Fuentes was a bridge too far. → Read More

The Hasidic educational standard should meet the old Amish one

(RNS) — Rather than the current Supreme Court's. → Read More

The Christian right's Faustian bargain

(RNS) — It goes back 42 years. → Read More

Comparing Biden's student debt plan with God's own loan forgiveness

(RNS) — How does the president’s student loan forgiveness plan measure up? → Read More

Was Kansas a wake-up moment for pro-lifers? Indiana shows they're still dreaming.

(RNS) — To judge from Indiana's new abortion legislation, the pro-life movement is still in a Roe-era mode. → Read More

Uh-oh, the Greek Orthodox archbishop of America is a liberal

(RNS) — His baptizing of a gay couple’s children is only the most recent case in point. → Read More

The Webb telescope vs. young Earth creationism

(RNS) — The Webb telescope's images have elicited faith-based comments that Galileo might recognize. → Read More

A good week for the culture war

(RNS) — The Supreme Court lives up to expectations on guns, education and abortion. → Read More

The theological ethicist who didn't mince words

(RNS) — Remembering a journalistic encounter with James Gustafson. → Read More

How Judeo-Christian is the US Constitution?

(RNS) — There's evidence the Founding Fathers did their best to keep religion out of it almost entirely. → Read More

Is American conservatism de-Christianizing?

(RNS) — No more than usual. → Read More

My court evangelical throws in the towel

(RNS) — From COVID-19 to Uvalde, pastoring a megachurch just became too much for my imaginary friend. → Read More

Abortion restrictions v. religious free exercise: Which will win?

(RNS) — At least one red state is already making room, it seems, for women to successfully make a free exercise claim. → Read More

Can a public high school coach pray publicly on the job?

(RNS) — The Supreme Court will soon give an answer. → Read More

Franklin Graham, Russia and the 'Moralist International'

(RNS) — The war in Ukraine has made strange bedfellows of the international religious right. → Read More

Making religious sense of climate change on small islands

(RNS) — Some Bible believers look to Noah for an approach to surviving climate change. → Read More

From new Christian right to Christian nationalism, part 2

(RNS) — And, now on to the 21st century. → Read More

To define or not to define antisemitism? That's a good question.

(RNS) — A 2016 definition has lent itself to a range of uses — some positive, others not so much. → Read More

Anti-vaxxism is the latest in America's esoteric religions

(RNS) — As opposed to the exoteric religion of public health. → Read More