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Pope Francis Causes Division Among Cubans in Miami

Hours after the news broke in December that the United States and Cuba were reinstating diplomatic relations, I arrived at a Catholic Church in one …

By Alfredo Garcia

Essay

Marilynne Robinson in Montgomery

Marilynne Robinson’s new novel Lila has been greeted with rapture—not just by critics but also by a host of readers who rely on Robinson for …

By Briallen Hopper

Interview

The State of Interfaith Work: An Interview with Welton Gaddy

The Rev. C. Welton Gaddy might seem like an unlikely champion for interfaith activism and for the separation of church and state. Raised in what …

By Max Perry Mueller

Essay

A Theme Park, a Scandal, and the Faded Ruins of a Televangelism Empire

If you happen to find yourself on I-77 just south of Charlotte, North Carolina, consider a detour to the crumbling ruins of what used to …

By Emily Johnson

Essay

The Sources of Creationism’s Disjointed Science

Once upon a time, in the West, sacred history, human history, and natural history were one. The Hebrew Bible, refracted through the prism of the …

By Elizabeth Yale

Report

Passages: A Glimpse into the Hobby Lobby Family’s Bible Museum

On a humid afternoon in early July, I pulled into the parking lot of a nondescript warehouse just off Highway 65 in Springfield, Missouri. Flanked …

By Rachel McBride Lindsey

Report

The Religious Roots of the Wilderness Act

When Howard Zahniser was drafting the Wilderness Act—which marks its 50th anniversary today—he confided to a colleague that he wished he were writing poetry instead. …

By Michael Schulson

Essay

From Berlin to Jerusalem, a Lament for Gaza and Israel

This year, I fasted on Tisha b’Av, a Jewish day of mourning for the destruction of both Jewish temples in Jerusalem. In commemoration, on the …

By Yael Shinar

Essay

Does God Hate Shrimp? When Biblical Citation Goes Awry

One of the most popular “West Wing” clips on YouTube is President Josiah Bartlet’s biblically-based takedown of a conservative radio talk-show host (a thinly veiled …

By Emily A. Filler

Interview

The Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Interview with Charles Marsh

On April 9, 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Christian theologian who opposed the Nazis, was hanged by the regime on the grounds of a concentration …

By Tiffany Stanley

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An Autoworker Reconciles God and Mammon

By Christopher D. Cantwell

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