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The Anatomy of the Gruesome

What are the minimal experiences that lead one to suspect there may be something to religion after all?

Religion and Modernity
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A Jewish Take on Pluralism

In an honest dialogue between religions, does one sometimes have to say “no”?

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The Light at the End of the Yule Blog

Christmas is important to Christians because from their point of view the Baby Jesus is the meaning of Christmas, and the meaning of Christmas is the meaning of life.

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How Real Is the Meaning?

The Gospels occupy a kind of center point in human culture as a whole: products of a particular time and place, but comprehensible to all.

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Sitting in Darkness, Blogging the Light

If we leave religion out of our national conversation, we end up with a vapid conversation that doesn’t address the deepest realities that move most of the people in this country.

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The Exorcist and the Electrician

The exodus from the ”enchanted garden” of medieval Catholicism was an important factor in the genesis of modernity.

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The Mother of All Meaning

To get any insight at all into what Jesus’ childhood and upbringing were like, you have to do something that sometimes makes Protestants uncomfortable: study Mary.

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God’s Dilemma

The flawed human race, trapped in a cycle of cascading pain and wrong is what, and who, God is bound and determined to love; the question is how can He do it?

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One for All

The Christmas story suggests that we can somehow try to be loyal members of our nations, our families, our tribes—and also to reach out to the broader human community of which we are also a part.

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Personal Meaning

Theists and atheists are different. While both groups think life means something, they understand that meaning in different ways.

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Blue Civil War

Keep an eye on whether and how the intra-Democratic fight over scarce resources shakes up politics in the Golden State.

Pipeline Politics

Keystone XL and DAPL never had much relationship with environmental health and safety.

Media Myopia

A new study casts doubt on the idea that the false stories peddled on the internet actually meaningfully moved the voting public.

RIP TPP?

With the U.S. out of TPP, the Pacific’s major powers are making their opening pitches on how a trade deal could be salvaged.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

The myth of the “shovel-ready” project persists.

Intel Wars

There doesn’t appear to be much to the so-called Flynn Probe itself, but it hints to a deeply dysfunctional dynamic existing between the intelligence community and the new Trump Administration.

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