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Remembering the Dead: Ancestors, Rituals, Relics

Currently in the Public Square 

Gathering Nectar

Decorating for Diwali

The Hindu festival of lights is celebrated this year on October 23. Here is how I'm preparing.

The Anxious Bench

The Church Vanishes

I'm doing a little math, and the consequences are troubling. It could be that America’s last Episcopalian walks among us today.


The Future of Seminaries

SFTS has launched a center specifically focused on helping to train a new generation of leaders to minister in our ever changing world.

Theology in the Raw

Notes from a Celibate Same-Sex Couple

Yes, Sarah and Lindsey are partners. Yes, they are attracted to the same sex. But they are celibate.

Religion Q&A

Is Mormonism Christian?

Depends on who's talking. It's not The Guy's journalistic role to settle this, but to note some salient aspects of the debate.


Why Christians Should Take Mike Rowe's Advice

In his most recent rant, Rowe explains why popular vocational directives such as "follow your passion!" make for such terrible advice.

French Revolution

City of Houston Attacks Pastors and Then Doubles Down

Houston has issued subpoenas that demand pastors' sermons on certain topics along with any "emails, instant messages, and text messages" on those same topics.

Natural Wonderers

Celebrating the Birth of the Báb: Learning to Live with Difference

My daughter was embarrassed about missing school for a Baha'i holiday. Here were my words of advice.

Seasons of Grace

The Beatification of Paul VI

Pope Francis has beatified a predecessor — Pope Paul VI, who was pontiff from 1963 until his death in 1978.

Spirituality Channel

Generating a New Vision at Success 3.0 Summit

We're hoping that each attendee really wants to evolve and is willing to participate in changing the game for everyone, to contribute to the evolution of love.

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall