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Justin Whitaker

The Dalai Lama Continues to Push Secular Ethics Over Buddhism

His willingness to stretch traditional bounds bodes well for Buddhism in a world where wandering dusty roads and living in caves has decreasing appeal and cultural relevance.

Jeremy Neill

Why Do We Need the Old Testament Anyway?

What ought to be our attitude toward the old divine law?

Paul Asay

'Star Wars' Turns the Big 4-0 and It's as Influential as Ever

For some of us of a certain age, "Star Wars" was really one of the seminal moments of our lives.

John WL Berry

American Christian Persecution Myth Harms the Gospel

A big part of current conservative Christian identity is that they are under constant persecution.

Rebecca Bratten Weiss

Abortion: The Most Important Moral Issue Ever...Except for When It's Not

A young woman in a crisis pregnancy chose life, but Christians are making her wish she'd chosen abortion.

Bekah Evie Bel

The Importance of Ritual in My Paganism

In most forms of Hellenism, ritual is the most essential part of the religion – nothing else is as important. Even belief in the gods isn't as important.

Paul Asay

Alien: Covenant Is Super-Spiritual

Pride is indeed the central sin in Alien: Covenant. And that pride leads not to just some pretty traitorous activity, but right to the pit of hell.

Greg Richardson

Practice From the Inside Out: How Healthy Is Our Spiritual Life?

The spiritual life is greater than the sum of our parts and is more than we can measure.

David Rupert

Straight Lines: Why Order Matters in a Crazy World

I don't always like rules of society, at work, or in my faith. But they are there to keep structure and to keep our silly human ways from wandering.

Mary Pezzulo

The Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of Lies

If you respect the church, you will speak out on behalf of the church's teaching.

Daniel Scharpenberg

The Bodhisattva

The Bodhisattva is willing to be authentic, willing to get hurt and be sensitive and have a fully exposed heart.

The Streamers

Refilling the Cup: A Conversation on Self-Care

In these troubled times, self-care is needed now more than ever.

Brad Fruhauff

Trump and the Borgias: The Stuff of Great TV

Five hundred years from now our present political confusions, conflicts, and outrages will become the stuff of high melodrama.

Jason Mankey

Lessons Learned While Teaching "Wicca 101"

Wicca has always provided its adherents with a great ritual structure, but it's up to each individual witch to fill in whatever blank spaces they may find.

Bill Blankschaen

Is Shame the New Silent Killer in America?

We don't need sign-holders. We need people willing to roll up their sleeves, with or without masks and gloves, and wrap their arms around the emotionally and spiritually dying.

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The End of White Christian America
The End of White Christian America
Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), challenges us to grasp the profound political and cultural consequences of a new reality—that America is no longer a majority white Christian nation.
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