Stargazing in Catholic churches

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My week flew by with what feels like very little to show for it. However, I did survive a high-pressure interview with a government official, so I’m still calling Nov. 14-18 a win.

Rabbi David Saperstein, Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom, was in Utah to speak at BYU and the University of Utah. He carved out a half an hour for little old me, and I was able to ask about his work, ongoing religious freedom debates in the U.S. and the future of foreign policy under President Trump. My fingers are still sore from typing out his long, excellent answers.


‘Hacksaw Ridge’ sheds light on conflicting role of religious liberty today

Why stained glass works in secular and sacred spaces


I was an evangelical magazine editor, but now I can’t defend my evangelical community, Katelyn Beaty, The Washington Post

Why Catholics built secret astronomical features into churches to help save souls, Atlas Obscura

Bursting my personal bubble in a church full of Trump supporters, Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service

The bigger story behind Jen Hatmaker, Christianity Today



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