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Faith and Aging

Currently in the Public Square 

Steel Magnificat

Santa Wars: On the True Race of Santa Claus

This year, we're back to being offended over the race of Santa Claus.

David R. Henson

Practicing Advent: A Guide for Parents and Families

Cultivate empathy and kindness as forms of hope and patience.

Scott Eric Alt

Sorry, But I've Changed My Mind About Pope Francis

The pope has some explaining to do.

Spirituality Channel Series

Standing Rock and The White Buffalo Woman Journey

It's here in the Dakotas that the White Buffalo Woman first appeared to the Lakota Sioux.

Nature's Path

A Yule Story

In the beginning, there were two gods who were brothers. And like many brothers, they struggled with each other for ascendance and power.

Monkey Mind

The Nature of Things: Reason and Wisdom in Religion

Taking things apart and looking at them in detail is only a part of the path. We must look at the whole.


Are Christianity and Communism Mutually Exclusive?

Did Pope Francis just publicly endorse communism?

Sick Pilgrim

Advent: A Brief History of Time

Secular time is a straight line. But in church time, God's time, it's not that simple.

Wakeup Call

The Secret of Life According to the Bhagavad Gita

Hindus believe the sacred text contains the direct message of God.

Interfaith Encounters

Will the Real Islam Please Stand Up?

Is it true that there is no racism in Islam?

American Buddhist Perspectives

The Buddhist Parable of the Mustard Seed

Buddhism has its own Parable of the Mustard Seed, but the story is quite different.

Ashley Willis

5 Practical Steps for Moms Dealing With Mean Girls

It's important to be tuned into our kids and their relationship with their friends.

Paperback Theology

15 Great Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

Book lovers are a picky bunch. What we're really after is more books, but we also want a deeper connection to the authors we love.

The Mackerel Snapper

Pope Francis Should Make You Uncomfortable

A small group of cardinals want the pope to further clarify his Apostolic Exhortation "Amoris Laetitia" and to allay their fears that he's trying to "change the rules."


Christmas With Old Friends: "A Muppet Family Christmas"

It feels like a chaotic, festive family gathering--loud, messy, and over-crowded. But it's also one of the most joyful things ever put to TV.

Patheos Video Gallery

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