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Back to School: Homeschooling and the Public Education Quandary

Currently in the Public Square 

Christian Crier

5 Hollywood Stars You Didn't Know Were Christians

Some celebrities are well-known as Christians, but these five might surprise you.


#WeMustWin: Empowering Black Muslims

African American Muslims are members of a culture with multiple venues of injustices, especially where our racial and religious identities intersect.

Ponder Anew

Dear Parents, Your Teens Don't Need Contemporary Worship

Woe to us who continue to fight for teens' right to temporary pseudo-spiritual diversion, while ignoring their need for nourishment in community.

A Modern Traditional Witch

Channeling the Medium: Witchcraft, Trends, and Media Culture

The witch is surfacing again in our collective consciousness, even stronger than before, and it's inspiring a lot of people.

Mormonism: Inside and Out

The "Pyramid Scheme" Analogy: Painful and Angering

The analogy at face value is likely very offensive to believing readers, and yet this is how many disaffected Mormons feel.


Faith, History, Miracles, Mysticism: Critical Notes on Eastern Orthodoxy

Virtually all religions call their own miraculous traditions forward as witnesses to their truth.

Watching God

What "The Magnificent Seven" Says About American Faith

From the first shot to the closing credits, faith—especially Christian faith—undergirds the story in fascinating, sometimes uncomfortable ways.

Jonathan Storment

Freedom's Not All It's Cracked Up To Be

It's a Wonderful Life is a vision of what it would look like to live a sacrificial life for your community, and what happens when that community does the same.

The Table Spread

Scenes from an American Muslim Debate Watch Party

Many Muslims had braced themselves for plenty of anti-Muslim sound bytes during the debate.

White Hindu

Karmaka: A Game of Reincarnation

The game comes with meeples to represent you on the karmic ladder and they are shaped like meditating Buddhas.

Warren Throckmorton

Donald Trump, Rosie O'Donnell, Alicia Machado, and Evangelical Women

Evangelical men should worry that evangelical women will remember that their men said nothing about Trump's demeaning comments.

Capitol & Cathedral

A Gripe About C.S. Lewis and Conservative Politics

I would welcome a more robust discussion about C.S. Lewis and politics. The conversation about him among conservative evangelicals is getting pretty stale.

Frank Viola

A Charlotte Pastor Weighs In

I believe we've been wrong on this for a long time. We are not allowed to judge the world. The world is allowed to judge us.

Sick Pilgrim

"The Exorcist" and Pope Francis: We Need Them Both

As I watched, I thought about how Catholics have reacted to Pope Francis's admonitions about the devil.

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