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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.


The New Southern Strategy of Anti-Black Racism and Islamophobia

Muslims, from varying racial backgrounds, have become a political whipping board in recent elections in America.

Living Tao

7 Ways to Make Your Energy More Positive

It's surprisingly easy to break the habit of negativity and to develop a positive viewpoint on life.

Across Rivers Wide

On Teresa MacBain and Her Fall to Grace

There's much I could have said about Teresa when I found out that she reconverted to Christianity. Ultimately, atheism was never a good fit for her.

Mormonism: Inside and Out

Why This Is So Hard, and Yet Worth Doing

In a society where the art of dialogue has gone out of fashion, and even is held in suspicion, we need to be clear about the value of our conversation.

Christian Piatt

All Water Is Holy: When I Visited the Site of Jesus' Baptism

It was simple, small, shallow, only noticeable because of the human-made monument to its importance.

Freethought Now!

The T-Shirt That Rattled the Protest

My unabashed atheism stymied this Westboro Baptist Church member.

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.

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