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Posted Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 9:05:44 AM
Cynthia Ribgy and the Texas Faith Panel respond to this week's question: What happens in your tradition when there is a divide between the pulpit and the pew?
Posted Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 2:12:49 PM
According to a new study by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life, across almost every major religious group, the share of voters identifying with or leaning toward Republican has grown. The Texas Faith Panel, including Cynthia Rigby, was asked to weigh in on why they think this is happening.
Posted Friday, Feb 3, 2012 1:59:20 PM
President Obama made the case for "the common good," as he saw it, in his State of the Union address. The Texas Faith Panel, including Austin Seminary's Cynthia Rigby, share their thoughts on the question: How do we build a common good today?
Posted Monday, Jan 30, 2012 10:59:10 AM
The art of "Tebowing," where people record themselves bowing in prayer on one knee like Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow has become an online phenomenon. Tebow's public display of faith has been a topic of much discussion. The Texas Faith Panel, including Austin Seminary's Cynthia Rigby, responds to the question: What is your view about his public praying and the Tebowing phenomenon that has built up around it?
Posted Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 10:09:47 AM
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arguably had the greatest influence of any religious figure on American politics and culture. The Texas Faith Panel, including Austin Seminary's Cynthia Rigby, responds to the question: Beyond Dr. King, which religious figure has had a major impact on American politics or culture through their preaching, ideas or actions?
Posted Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 4:58:55 PM
The Texas Panel, including Cynthia Rigby, responds to a conclusion raised by a New York Times essay about the Nones, those who polling data suggests are neither "true believers" nor "angry atheists," and have no religious affiliation. The essay suggests that we need a Steve Jobs of religion. Someone who can invent a new way of being religious.
Posted Monday, Jan 2, 2012 10:01:49 AM
The Texas Faith Panel, including Austin Seminary's Cynthia Rigby, explain what religious insights they may have had in 2011 that reshaped the way they view the world.
Posted Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 9:05:49 AM
The rise of Newt Gingrich and fall of Herman Cain have rekindled the debate over what standards we expect in the private lives of our political candidates. The Texas Faith Panel, including Austin Seminary's Cynthia Rigby, answers the question: Should this moral standard, and the public attention that goes with it, disqualify an otherwise capable candidate from holding office? Is the nation better off because of it?
Posted Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 8:53:58 AM
Thanksgiving Day. It's a holiday that many people often say is their favorite one. No gifts to buy. No parties to attend. Just families and friends sharing a meal around the table. But why should we be thankful? The nation faces a massive debt. Washington is polarized. We're at war to keep terrorists from striking us. Poverty rates are alarming. The gap between rich and the middle class is widening. And that's before you even get off the front page. So, why should we be thankful? And what should we be thankful for, either personally or at the larger national/global level? Read on for some very poetic, thoughtful and provocative answers.
Posted Friday, Nov 18, 2011 7:35:28 AM
Eric Metaxas, author of "Bonhoeffer: Martyr, Prophet, Spy" and now "Socrates in the City: Conversations on Life, God, and Other Small Topics," brought up distinction between faith in God and dogma and morality. As an example, he pointed to how dogma can become an idol of its own. People worship the tenets of their faith, not the God who is behind it. The Texas Faith Panel, including Austin Seminary's professor Cynthia Rigby answer the question: Is there a distinction between faith in God and dogma and reality?

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