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Jonathan Merritt

Contributing Editor

Jonathan Merritt is author of the book Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words are Vanishing — and How We Can Revive Them and a contributing writer for The Atlantic.

The death of sacred speech
Bible pages.
Analysis

The death of sacred speech

Hollywood's big bet on Christian movies
Bart Millard in I Can Only Imagine.
Analysis

Hollywood's big bet on Christian movies

Roy Moore and the moral mirror of hatred
Roy Moore.
Opinion

Roy Moore and the moral mirror of hatred

The rise and fall of the Christian bookstore
The Christian bookstore Alba House, 2005.
Analysis

The rise and fall of the Christian bookstore

Is God boosting Stephen Colbert's ratings?
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Analysis

Is God boosting Stephen Colbert's ratings?

Pat Robertson, Christianity's crazy uncle
Evangelist Pat Robertson has gone overboard.
Opinion

Pat Robertson, Christianity's crazy uncle

God, child abuse, and the limits of religious freedom in America
A child in prayer.
Analysis

God, child abuse, and the limits of religious freedom in America

Why the media can't ignore Donald Trump
He's here to stay.
Opinion

Why the media can't ignore Donald Trump

Jazz hands for Jesus: Inside Broadway's religious revival
Broadway religion
Feature

Jazz hands for Jesus: Inside Broadway's religious revival

Does Liberty University hurt the GOP?
Ted Cruz
Opinion

Does Liberty University hurt the GOP?

Why some Christians deny gay people funerals — and why they must stop
Opinion

Why some Christians deny gay people funerals — and why they must stop

How secular Hollywood is unwittingly promoting the Christian faith
Opinion

How secular Hollywood is unwittingly promoting the Christian faith

Stop calling Hobby Lobby a Christian business
Hobby Lobby
Opinion

Stop calling Hobby Lobby a Christian business

Christian bookstores are the next gay-marriage battleground
Christian bookstore
Opinion

Christian bookstores are the next gay-marriage battleground

Why Christians should get on board with space exploration
Space
Opinion

Why Christians should get on board with space exploration

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

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

Christians have no moral rationale for spanking their children
Spanking
Opinion

Christians have no moral rationale for spanking their children

How American Christians can stop being bullies and start winning converts
Devil
Opinion

How American Christians can stop being bullies and start winning converts

Is the Christian music industry liberalizing on gay marriage?
Jennifer Knapp
Opinion

Is the Christian music industry liberalizing on gay marriage?

The trauma-filled tragedy of Syria's child refugees
Syrian children
Opinion

The trauma-filled tragedy of Syria's child refugees

Why does Hollywood keep barring minorities from Biblical blockbusters?
Exodus
Opinion

Why does Hollywood keep barring minorities from Biblical blockbusters?