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Barbara Ehrenrich reports that one reason Hillary has remained silent on Obama’s Wright problem is that she’s got her own church issues just waiting to burst into the open. There’s a reason Hillary Clinton has remained relatively silent during the flap over intemperate remarks by Barack Obama’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. When it comes to…

In response to the YouTube clips of Jeremiah Wright, Barrack Obama has now published an essay on the Huffington Post. He begins with the inevitable “rejecting and denouncing” that has now becoming routine in this campaign for everyone except John McCain. Let me say at the outset that I vehemently disagree and strongly condemn the…

David Corn points the spotlight on John McCain’s newest spiritual adviser, who said America was founded to put a stop to Islam. Senator John McCain hailed as a spiritual adviser an Ohio megachurch pastor who has called upon Christians to wage a “war” against the “false religion” of Islam with the aim of destroying it.…

A second Muslim was elected to the U.S. House this week. Democrat Andre Carson won Tuesday’s special election to succeed his grandmother, the late U.S. Rep. Julia Carson, and fill out the final 10 months of her term. Carson’s win makes him the first Muslim to represent Indiana in Congress, and only the second Muslim…

My alma mater gets some heat to go with its light and truth: Blair, who stepped down as prime minister last year after 10 years in power, was to lecture on faith and globalization as the Howland Distinguished Fellow, and would start in the next academic year, the university said. His work at the university…

I realize I’ve been a little slow on blogging lately, but I’m about 140 weeks into a 142-week procees of writing a book about the influence of Moses on American history. The book, which is still wandering in the desert looking for a title, is about how generations of Americans, from the pilgrims to the…

Ben Smith returns with thoughts on Clinton’s branding.

Ben Smith points to an interview with the designer Michael Beirut about the candidate’s “branding,” elements of which are a nice metaphor for the general consistency of his message: He’s the first candidate, actually, who’s had a coherent, top-to-bottom, 360-degree system at work. Whereas, I think it’s more more common for politicians to have a…

My friend Whitney Tilson was kind enough to make a YouTube of my appearance on CNN discussing the new Pew study on religion in America. It may be a tad slow, and the sound may be out of sync, but thanks Whitney!

A landmark Pew study on religion was released today and is being discussed far and wide. A couple things leap out of it to me that may have been downplayed elsewhere. 1. Religion is a very competitive marketplace. One in three Americans have changed faiths. And if you count switching denominations within Christianity, nearly HALF…

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Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler is one of America’s most popular voices on faith, family, and finding meaning in everyday life. He is the best-selling author of nine books, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and America's Prophet, and one of only a handful of writers to have four consecutive New York Times nonfiction bestsellers in the last decade. He is also the writer/presenter of the PBS miniseries WALKING THE BIBLE. His latest book, The Council of Dads, tells the uplifting story of how friendship and community can help one survive life’s greatest challenge. For more information, please visit brucefeiler.com or councilofdads.com.

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