Religion

Lent as Counterculture

Seasons of self-denial may now be en vogue, but the aim of Lent is more profound than self-actualization.

Christian Nationalism Can’t Make Our Nation Christian

Extending the arm of the state is the wrong way to shape obedient hearts.

Tensions Rise Between India’s Hindus and Religious Minorities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s participation in the consecration of a Hindu temple heightens concern over Hindu nationalism.

Parallel Power Plays in Church and State

Sometimes bad things happen because those with real authority refuse to exercise it.

The Pro-Life Movement’s Aspirational Moment

Those seeking to protect the unborn will continue to use politics but must also be committed to persuasion.

Why Iowa’s Evangelicals Have Embraced Trump

Shifts across America’s Christian culture are on display in the Hawkeye State.

Why Pope Francis Condemned Surrogacy

The Catholic Church’s teaching on surrogacy is rooted in the desire to preserve the dignity of human life.

How Christian Homeless Shelters Are Changing

Some are strict, some are loose, but they’re all trying to address a growing problem.

The United Methodist Church Split, Explained

Thousands of congregations have left the church amid a dispute about gay marriage and ordaining LGBT ministers.

Church as Resistance

As the calendar turns and we consider the lives we want to live in 2024, let me invite you to join me and my begrudging son in the pew.

Thomas Merton’s Blueprint for a More Contemplative Life

This year marked the 75th anniversary of his seminal work, ‘The Seven Storey Mountain.’

Where He Found Us

‘He meets us on our own terms because we cannot meet Him on His.’

A Different Kind of Christmas for Palestinian Christians

Solemn Christmas celebrations in the Holy Land this year are suffused with pleas for peace.

When Obscure Christmas Liturgies Become Relevant Anew

Christmas is a time to proclaim hope, but also a time to plead for redemption.

A Hanukkah for the United States

Celebrations are different this year in light of October 7.

Advent and the Hope of Divine Accountability

Our dissatisfaction with our body politic underscores important spiritual truths.