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The Spirituality of Sex

Currently in the Public Square 

The whole world knows the Holocaust happened, but Lipstadt and her legal team had to prove it. Watch the trailer, read the reviews here.

Warren Throckmorton

Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Rush on Electing Gods

In this article, the narrative casts imperfect Trump as a modern day imperfect Samson from the Old Testament.

Capitol & Cathedral

What Does "Confessional" Mean During This Election?

I have taken to using the descriptor confessional to refer to Christians self-consciously rooted in a specific theological tradition.

Truth to Power

What Would Malcolm X Say to Lil Wayne?

Despite the artist's claim that he has never experienced racism, Malcolm X would cite lyrics within Lil Wayne's own songs that attest to its realities.

Voodoo Universe

The Truth About Vodou vs. Hoodoo

For many centuries the Afro-Diasporan traditions of Hoodoo, New Orleans Voodoo, and Haitian Vodou were shrouded in secrecy.

Lisa Duffy: A Million Unheard Souls

3 Big Mistakes Divorced Catholics Make

Dating after a divorce can be a harrowing experience if you're not prepared.

Unfundamentalist Parenting

John Piper, Children, and Suffering

Though I disagree with much of Piper's argument, we both care for children, and this question, "How do we prepare our children for suffering?" is worth addressing.

The Peripatetic Preacher

Dreaming the Right Dreams

When our old folk dream, I want dreams of peace for all the world. When our youth see visions, I want them to be of unity and wholeness for the entire cosmos.

Poisoner's Apothecary

The Birth of the Magus

I was intrigued to discover that the Magician we all know and love wasn’t always part of the Tarot as we know it.


Modern Muslim Fashion Show Caters to Mixed Audience

Modest fashion shows within the Muslim world usually take place in all-women settings. But Malikah Festival decided to go mixed-gender.

Standing On My Head

Who Says You Can't Afford a Beautiful Church?

One of the most common misconceptions about traditional church architecture is that it has to be expensive.


Where to Go? Destinations and Mormon Shame

By equating Jesus—the personification of goodness—with the LDS church, Ballard then insists that the person who puts the LDS church aside puts goodness aside.

Religion Q&A

Is the Bible So "Dangerous" It Should Be Banned?

The Bible is the most-purchased and least-read book of any. Should we discourage the reading of this dangerous book? No. Here's why.

Unfundamentalist Parenting

Leaving Fundamentalism Is Like Moving Away

You leave fundamentalism, so you think, but you find yourself being fundamental, well, about not being fundamental.

Schaeffers Ghost

"Cameraperson" Points Its Lens at Both Death and Life

Kristen Johnson's new film threatens to become morose but actually provides moments of transcendence and deep human connection.

Patheos Video Gallery

The Simple Way, The Greening of Philadelphia's Concrete Jungle
The Simple Way, The Greening of Philadelphia's Concrete Jungle
In the North Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington, residents are taking a hands-on approach to addressing hunger and malnutrition in their community.
The Street Librarian
Happily Hungry: Sick Kids Nutritious Food
Food Equality Initiative
The Food Equality Initiative's allergy-friendly food pantry in Kansas City makes sure everyone has a seat at the table.
Life After Life
Jason Hernandez fights for the freedom of other inmates sentenced to life behind bars.
Patheos Exclusive Clip: Last Days in the Desert
Do You Believe in Miracles? | Street Spirituality
A Bridge to Better Health: the Work of Puentes de Salud in South Philadelphia