Richard Dawkins Takes a Step Beyond the ‘God Delusion’

His newfound openness to the benefits of religion is a good thing, even if he has further to go.

Holy War

Why some nationalists are treating foreign policy as a Christian litmus test.

The Messianic Temptation

From Obama to Trump, the left and right have treated their leaders with quasi-religious devotion.

‘There Shall Be None to Make Him Afraid’

Heretics, trolls, and the defects of illiberal religious politics.

Why Church Attendance Is More Important Than Ever

Its decline has consequences for society and individuals—including those who profess no faith at all.

Easter’s Blow to ‘Wretched Urgency’

Why Christians’ hope transcends the fear of our moment.

The True Faith

Bible-thumping for fun and profit, but mostly profit.

Know Your Role

The goodness of defining the relationship.

Why Jerusalem Is Considered Islam’s Third Holiest City

Ramadan brings renewed attention to tensions between Muslims, Jews, and Christians.

The Revelations of Simone Weil

Like Alexei Navalny, she embodied her ideals despite the personal cost.

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.

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.

The Catholic Church’s Blessing of Same-Sex Couples, Explained

The church’s new guidance has left some confused.

Thomas Merton’s Blueprint for a More Contemplative Life

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

The Beckoning of Christmas ‘Time’

From the Old Testament to ‘A Christmas Carol,’ ebenezers past and present offer a richer notion of time.