Jonathan Merritt

Jonathan Merritt is a regular contributor, senior columnist for Religion News Service, and author of Jesus is Better Than You Imagined. He has published more than 1,000 articles in outlets such as USA Today, The Atlantic, National Journal, The Washington Post, and The Daily Beast. As a respected commentator on faith and culture, Jonathan has been interviewed by CNN, Fox News, ABC World News, NPR, 60 Minutes, The New York Times, and others. He has earned graduate degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Emory University and resides in Brooklyn, New York.


Christians have no moral rationale for spanking their children


The trauma-filled tragedy of Syria's child refugees


Is the Christian music industry liberalizing on gay marriage?


How American Christians can stop being bullies and start winning converts


Blame Obama and U.S. evangelicals for the persecution of Iraqi Christians


Christian bookstores are the next gay-marriage battleground


Stop calling Hobby Lobby a Christian business

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