Religion and College Students

Religious Engagement Among American Undergraduates. Recent studies of college students’ attitudes toward religion suggest that the academy is no longer the bastion of secularism it was once assumed to be. And these studies further reveal that the spiritual landscape on today’s college campuses is virtually unrecognizable from what we’ve seen in the past. Evangelicalism–often in…

The ELCA and Sexual Abuse

It would be a good thing if other churches were to learn from the Catholic experience of the past several years about dealing with sexual abuse by clergy. The ELCA apparently has not learned, in the case of a pastor who died in 1997. Both the South Dakota Synod and the ELCA national office refuse…

Time: “Mother Teresa’s Crisis of Faith”

Time magazine looks at a new book on Mother Teresa, Come Be My Light, “consisting primarily of correspondence between Teresa and her confessors and superiors over a period of 66 years.” Come Be My Light is that rare thing, a posthumous autobiography that could cause a wholesale reconsideration of a major public figure — one…