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What Is the Proper Role of Faith in the Election?

Currently in the Public Square 

Living Tao

The Power of Gratitude: Accessing the Energy of Your True Self

The trick is to rewire the brain so that positive thinking becomes normal and natural.

Glory Seed

Is the Scientific Method a Form of Mental Illness?

Some of my scientist friends are often unable to get past the factness of things. Meaning eludes them.

Cosmos The In Lost

Benedict's Unequivocal Endorsement Silences Francis's Critics

All attempts to use Benedict against Francis must stop. Benedict used a special occasion to voice his full approval.

Holy Rover

A School for the Soul: Richard Rohr's Center for Action and Contemplation

The building complex includes a labyrinth for meditation—the Labyrinth of the Dancing Christ. The name alone gives you a good idea of Rohr's approach to spirituality.

Schaeffer's Ghost

The AFI Docs Highlight Life, Death, and Struggling Industries

A strong 2016 lineup continued to show how nonfiction films can delight, confound, and spiritually connect with viewers in ways that fiction filmmaking often does not.

Unfundamentalist Parenting

Talking to Your Children About Other Religions

Here are four lessons I wish I was taught as a child. They better reflect a Christian understanding of world religions than what fundamentalism taught me.


Halftime: The Best Films of 2016 So Far

Usually I reach the midpoint of the year and wonder if I'm going to be able to have enough to fill a top ten list in six months. Not this year.

The Anxious Bench

What It Means to Say "I'm a Pietist" in 2016

Many equate Pietism with overly emotional quietism, too heavenly-minded to be earthly good, and yet a Pietist is what I am.

Religion Now

Do People Still Worship Baal?

Ever since the authors of the Bible portrayed Baal as a wicked god, to whom worshippers would sacrifice their first-born sons, Baal has had an image problem.

Faith Forward

Cultivating New Models of Sisterhood

My discernment began with stereotypes in popular culture that present Black women as unlovable, un-sisterly, and insatiable characters, which is simply not true.

New Wineskins

The Best Way to Keep High Schoolers Involved in Church

The lament is the same: once our high schoolers get their driver's licenses, they don't want to come to church anymore.

Notes from an Apostate

Busting the Overton Window: An Interview with David Silverman

"We have the responsibility as humanists and Americans to call ourselves atheists, to de-demonize us, make us look larger in the polls, and take our rightful place at America's table."

Religion Now

Setting the Global Table

The Global Food Security Act, which will help alleviate hunger for millions, has passed both the House and the Senate with nearly 130 bi-partisan co-sponsors.

Watching God

Matthew McConaughey Gets Spiritual in "Free State of Jones"

Throughout the movie, Knight and his band of fellow deserters and runaway slaves make strong delineations between God's way and man's injustice.

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Food Equality Initiative
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
The ritual of tak bat—feeding Buddhist monks who are forbidden to feed themselves. More at 1 Minute Meal.
Faith communities are uniquely positioned to help military families and veterans.
1 Minute Meal: "Ganesha's Favorite Food"