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The Rev. Paul Raushenbush

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush is senior religion editor for The Huffington Post.

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The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is Senior Religion Editor of for the popular Huffington Post website.

For many years he served as Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. 

An ordained American Baptist minister, he has served at Seattle First Baptist Church, as well as in the Presbyterian Chaplaincy at Columbia University. He has also been the college and young adult minister at The Riverside Church in New York City.

The author of several books, including Teen Spirit: One World, Many Paths, and edited the 100th anniversary edition of his great grandfather Walter Rauschenbusch's classic work, Christianity and the Social Crisis.

 

He is a graduate of Macalester College and Union Theological Seminary in New York.


 


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Paul Raushenbush: Noah: A Midrash by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel (Interview)

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

 

When Darren Aronofsky was 13, he wrote a poem inspired by the biblical story of Noah that won an award from the United Nations and was part of a lifelong quest to bring the story to the big screen. After 10 years of trying to develop the project in Hollywood, Darren Aronofsky and co-writer and producer Ari Handel will introduce their interpretation of Noah to the world this Friday when the movie opens across the country.

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Paul Raushenbush: Why I Love Lent

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

 

I wasn't raised in a household that observed Lent and only began to get into it once I was introduced to the more liturgical traditions while at seminary. My mother always thought it odd that I would observe this season believing that one of the finer things about being a protestant was not having to do dreary old Lent.

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January 08, 2014

Paul Raushenbush: What Will You Worship in 2014?

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

The start of the new year is a good time to ask ourselves the ultimate question: To what will we devote our life in this very short span of time that we have in this world? What will captivate us, be the focus of our life's energy, be what we care most about in the world. In short -- what will we worship?
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November 26, 2013

Paul Raushenbush: How the State Department Is Getting Religion

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

When Secretary John Kerry took over the State Department from Secretary Clinton, he found that the legal and conceptual framework for an Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives had already been laid. Deciding to go ahead with the new office, Kerry called a professor of theology at Wesley Theological Seminary named Shaun Casey, who happens to be one of the most religiously knowledgeable and connected people in Washington.
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November 05, 2013

Paul Raushenbush: How Not to Talk About the Beliefs of Others

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

Recently two celebrities offered us mirror textbook cases on how not to talk about the belief -- or lack thereof -- of another.
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October 01, 2013

Paul Raushenbush: The Redemption of A.M. Homes

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

Warning: In A.M. Homes' most recent book, May We Be Forgiven, you will read of a tragic accident that wipes out a family, adultery, pride, hatred between brothers, sexual addiction, attempted murder, death and insanity -- and then you can go on to the second chapter. However, from the novel's devastating beginning emerges a painful process of redemption.
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September 23, 2013

Paul Raushenbush: Pope Francis Moves Church Beyond Gays and Abortion -- To People

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

Pope Francis continues to radically refocus the Catholic Church and, even as a non-Catholic, I am beginning to view him as a personal pastor.
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August 20, 2013

Paul Raushenbush: Don't Mess with Joan Brown Campbell!

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

The following 'roast' was delivered at the Chautauqua Women's Club to honor the Many Faces of Joan Brown Campbell as she retires from her position as the Director of Religion at the Chautauqua Institution.

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August 02, 2013

Paul Raushenbush: How Christianity Became Cool Again

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

Given the last several decades of political domination of Christianity by a coalition that described themselves as the religious right, it is hard to remember that there was a time in the 20th century when Christians were cool and spoke with a powerful, prophetic voice to the major issues of our day. Well, 2013 may be the year that changes.
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June 06, 2013

Paul Raushenbush: The Role of Faith in Family Planning

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

It is crucial to talk about the role religion can play in the effort to empower girls and women in the area of family planning -- especially given that close to 90 percent of all people alive adhere to some religious belief, and that in rural areas of many developing countries health care is provided by religious organizations, or not at all.
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May 31, 2013

Paul Raushenbush: Talking With Anne Heche About God, Love and 'Save Me'

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

My interview with Anne Heche has made me eager to watch what looks to be a very funny, brave and timely series that puts God on primetime in a way that we have never seen him/her before.
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May 11, 2013

Paul Raushenbush: Face to Faith: Three Crucial Testimonies of Friendship Across Religious Divides

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

In most communities around the world, religious diversity is a fact -- Hindus live next to Muslims, Mormons next atheists, Jews with Christians. One of the great tests of the 21st century is how we leverage this diversity into an asset that leads to more vitality and unity rather than leading to discord and disintegration.
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April 18, 2013

Paul Raushenbush: Responding to Boston with Holy Anger

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

After an evening of witnessing the carnage on the streets of Boston, hearing the stories of horror from the hospitals and imagining the Richard family, whose beloved 8-year-old boy is dead, mother seriously wounded and daughter, age 6, whose leg is gone, the natural reaction is horror, grief and intense anger.
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April 08, 2013

Paul Raushenbush: Prayers for Rick Warren and His Family

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

To Rick and Kay, know that we are praying for you today and our hearts are breaking for the loss of your beloved Matthew and the grief you are experiencing.
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March 20, 2013

Paul Raushenbush: Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit At Work?

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

The last few days have provided a series of important moments which are worth reviewing to understand why Pope Francis is getting such well deserved praise and is the object of such fervent, if guarded, hope.
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February 16, 2013

Paul Raushenbush: The Complex Legacy of Pope Benedict

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

Pope Benedict has announced his plans to resign at the end of February and a Vatican spokesperson insists that there will be a new Pope selected by Easter.
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December 10, 2012

Paul Raushenbush: Should We Give a Homeless Man Shoes?

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

It started out as the most heartwarming story of the week. A NYPD cop caught in the act of buying socks and shoes for a homeless man he saw barefoot on a cold night. But the story didn't end there. And the moral questions the story evoked got more complicated.
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September 21, 2012

Paul Raushenbush: We're Gonna Die and It Will Be OK

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

Placing death in front of us is an old trick. Christian monks greet each other with the reminder that they are dust all the time. And a Buddhist poet recently showed up at my friend's birthday party with a gift of a T-shirt with a message declaring: "This Body Will Be A Corpse." Happy birthday indeed!
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August 06, 2012

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: The Difference Between Muslims and Sikhs...Misses the Point

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

In the immediate aftermath of the horrific shooting at the Sikh Gurdwara (that's the name of a Sikh House of Worship, not temple, not church), the media began to emphasize the difficulty many Americans have distinguishing between Sikhs and Muslims.
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July 03, 2012

Paul Raushenbush: Ask Pastor Paul: God, War and Sports

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

Why should anyone be religious when so many of the wars and prejudice have been based on religion? Pastor Paul responds to this question and more in his latest column.
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June 29, 2012

Paul Raushenbush Interviews Sister Joan Chittister: In Praise of Courageous Nuns

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

It has been a rough spring for American nuns. They've been thinking unapproved thoughts and talking out of turn -- and the male hierarchy of the church is not happy. And they are doing something about it.... I recently called Sister Joan Chittister to check up with her.
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June 21, 2012

Paul Raushenbush: A Chaplain's Advice on How to Be There for Our Troops

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

In order to get some advice on what civilians might do for soldiers and their families, I recently spoke to Captain Scott Kennaugh who serves as one of the chaplains at Arlington National Cemetery. Chaplain Kennaugh is one of the 3000 chaplains who offer spiritual and emotional support to our troops
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June 05, 2012

Paul Raushenbush: Would King Have Evolved On Gay Rights?

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

President Obama's declaration of support for marriage equality has created an uproar in Christian communities across America, and nowhere more poignantly than in the Black Church where the President is largely admired, but which has traditionally been more socially conservative on issues of sexuality.
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May 28, 2012

Paul Raushenbush: "Whom Shall I Fear?" The Incomparable Testimony of Rep. John Lewis

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

HuffPost's Senior Religion Editor, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, spoke to Rep. John Lewis about his new book, "Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change;" and the powerful role that faith, nonviolence and reconciliation played in the civil rights movement, and what lessons these principles can teach us today.
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April 03, 2012

Paul Raushenbush Interviews Elaine Pagels on "Revelations"

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

HuffPost Religion Editor Paul Brandeis Raushenbush spoke with Princeton University religion professor Elaine Pagels about her new book "Revelations" -- what drove her to write it, why the book is considered so controversial and what we can learn from the Book of Revelation today.
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February 19, 2012

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush: Ask Pastor Paul: What Is Karma?

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

In another installment of his religious Q&A column, the Rev. Paul Raushenbush answers this and other questions: "Dear Pastor Paul, Is there such a thing as karma? Have we lived in a previous life?
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February 12, 2012

Ask Pastor Paul: Answering Questions About the Afterlife

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

In his latest spiritual advice column, a reader asks the Rev. Paul Raushenbush, "I am really struggling with the concept of an afterlife, of heaven, and why some people seem to suffer so much (as my Dad did) when others do not. Is my Dad enjoying his final resting place or is he just gone?"
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February 05, 2012

Paul Raushenbush: Ask Pastor Paul

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush, editor of The Huffington Post Religion section, answers questions and offers spiritual advice.
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January 27, 2012

Paul Raushenbush: Ask Pastor Paul: Spiritual Advice for the Real World

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

Ask Pastor Paul: Spiritual Advice for the Real World is the new weekly advice column for your dilemmas of the mind, body and spirit.
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January 15, 2012

Paul Raushenbush Interviews President Jimmy Carter

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

In this wide-ranging interview, HuffPost's Senior Religion Editor spoke to President Carter by phone about the role faith played in the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty, the time of his greatest alienation from God, faith in the White House and his personal daily devotional practice.
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September 11, 2011

Paul Raushenbush: 9/11 Anniversary: Finding Hope & Healing at Ground Zero (Video)

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

On the anniversary of 9/11, Paul Raushenbush, HuffPost Religion editor, went to St. Paul's Chapel at Ground Zero to talk with clergy and lay people about where they find hope and healing ten years later.
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September 08, 2011

Paul B. Raushenbush: Ten Years after 9/11, Has Religion United or Divided Us?

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

Two religious responses from the days immediately following the attacks of 9/11 demonstrate how religion has been both a divisive and unifying force in America over the last ten years.
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August 29, 2011

The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: Memorializing Martin Luther King Jr., the Prophet of Progress

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

Many would say that the Washington Mall's recognition of the most important religious and civic figure of the 20th century is long overdue, and they would be right. But what is clear is that America needs this monument to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- right now.
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August 02, 2011

Paul Raushenbush: StreetSoul: What Is Prayer?

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

StreetSoul is hosted by Huffington Post Senior Religion editor Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, who takes to the streets this time to ask, "What Is Prayer?"
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The Rev. Paul Raushenbush - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush, Associate Dean of Religious Life at Princeton University and Religion Editor at The Huffington Post, sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss the direction of the church in a new age how the message of the gospels and the church are faring in a new media age.
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February 20, 2011

The Sin of Ignorance

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush peels through the layers of one of Jesus' most dramatic parables--the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16)--and reveals some surprising lessons for us today.