When Monks Say “I Do”: Confessions of a Former Monastic’s Wife

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A recent Pew Report shows that those who choose monastic, celibate lifestyles are in steady decline. The number of Catholic nuns in the U.S. has dropped 72 percent since 1965; men in the priesthood have decreased 35 percent in the same time frame. Culturally, it’s easy to understand why there might be fewer monastic volunteers. [Read More...]

“Unequally Yoked”: How Christians Get Interfaith Marriage Wrong

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By Rev. J. Dana Trent, MDiv While Christianity is American’s most popular religion (70% of people in the U.S. identify as such), pastors and scholars all let out a collective gasp at the latest findings from the Pew Forum Religious Landscape Study. According to Pew, 2015 might be the year of the religious “nones,” as [Read More...]

Stronger Together: Observing an Interfaith Lent

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By J. Dana Trent Author, Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk  Deep-Fried Faith Four years ago, I spent Shrove Tuesday eating my weight in sausage patties and golden pancakes. Then I became a vegetarian for Lent. My first vegetarian Ash Wednesday was met with nausea and a [Read More...]


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