GENIUS: The Man Behind the Mind
National Geographic's GENIUS takes Einstein's story beyond the halls of academia. How did faith factor in his remarkable life? That's what Patheos writers are here to explore, along with the relationship between faith and science in this exclusive symposium. Read more.
Ambaa ChoateWhat to Wear to an Indian Wedding
Did you know that you should never wear white to an Indian wedding -- not because it's seen as upstaging the bride -- but because it's mournful?
David Russell MosleyThe Sound of Silence: Reflections on My Struggles With Silence Both in Church and Out
Maybe, just maybe, introducing a little more silence into our church services might help us introduce more silence into our everyday lives.
Sunil DamanAs Moms, Do We Care for Ourselves?
We all need something for ourselves. Frankly, I don't do enough for myself. I rarely make time to put my hands out and say stop.
Gary AshcroftWhat Trump Can Learn From the Mormonism Founder
Joseph Smith failed to look beyond first-order consequences. Trump should learn from his mistake.
Adam LeePrivacy of the Dead
What privacy rights do the dead have that the living are bound to respect?
Ambaa ChoateReclaiming the Swastika: Now Is Not the Time
In India, they represent good luck and balance. In the west, they represent hate and cruelty.
John BeckettThe 3 Forms of Immorality
To be human is to live with the realization that we are alive but some day we will die. Will we really cease to exist? Or will we live on, in one form or another?
Erin WathenYour Church Does Not Need Volunteers
The language of volunteerism is a pretty recent addition to the church lexicon. "Volunteer" is not quite the right word for what our people do at church.
Bob RobinsonThe Mission of God Is Not Limited to Humanity, But Humanity Is the Key to It All
In our enthusiasm for the cosmic redemption, we must not forget that God's redemption of all things begins with his redemption of humanity.
Ilchi LeeExpanding the Meaning of Earth Day: Celebrating Our Earth Human Identity
We are like the Titanic headed toward the iceberg. We know it's there, but we can't seem to change course. Is there any hope for us?
Tom RapsasThe Fantastical Story of Dr. Seuss and Fate
Fate interceded and put the author's life on a different path. His world—and our world—were made all the better for it.
Daniel ScharpenbergAre You a Bodhisattva?
The Bodhisattva is willing to be authentic, willing to get hurt and maintain a fully exposed heart.
Roger E. OlsonIs "Social Innovation" Sufficient?
Does it go far enough to address and solve the social problems boiling just beneath the surface of American society?
Pamala OslieAura Color Personalities and Pets
Are those with certain aura colors drawn to specific types of pets?
Richard OstlingWhy Do Hindus Believe That Cows Are Sacred?
There's been riots and even a vigilante killing over cow issues during recent years. What is behind this belief?