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Why Christians worry

Here’s my July 29 newsletter. To receive my latest articles, favorite religion reads and other updates in your inbox each Saturday, sign-up here.  The Trump administration announced its nomination for ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom this week, so I wrote about what the job really entails. If I had my way, I’d write explainers like […]

Harry Potter as a sacred text

Here’s my July 22 newsletter. To receive my latest articles, favorite religion reads and other updates in your inbox each Saturday, sign-up here.  Anger is all the rage right now. Getting fired up is our new national past time, and it’s affecting people’s mental, physical and spiritual health. This was the thesis guiding my colleague, […]

Shoutout to demon drawings

Here’s my July 15 newsletter. To receive my latest articles, favorite religion reads and other updates in your inbox each Saturday, sign-up here. Rather than spend a few paragraphs reflecting on a pretty quiet week, I’ll start this week’s newsletter with a movie recommendation. My fiancé and I saw ‘The Big Sick” last Saturday after […]

Religious cross-pollination

Here’s my July 8 newsletter. To receive my latest articles, favorite religion reads and other updates in your inbox each Saturday, sign-up here.  I followed up last week’s Supreme Court mania with two days this week at Brigham Young University’s annual religious freedom conference. Unsurprisingly, the recent rulings were mentioned early and often, but so […]

Catholicism at Cape Cod

Here’s my July 1 newsletter. To receive my latest articles, favorite religion reads and other updates in your inbox each Saturday, sign-up here.  I had a dream last night about Bob Woodward, one of the journalists who broke the Watergate scandal. Although I’ve met Woodward and I interacted with him regularly when he was my […]

God bless ATMs

Here’s my June 24 newsletter. To receive my latest articles, favorite religion reads and other updates in your inbox each Saturday, sign-up here.  Ramadan, the Islamic holy month during which Muslims fast while the sun is up, ends this weekend, and I almost missed writing about it! There were too many political distractions and long-term […]

Attending church by dropping anchor

Here’s my June 17 newsletter. To receive my latest articles, favorite religion reads and other updates in your inbox each Saturday, sign-up here.  My national park trip was wonderful, besides the part where I drove 50 miles of scenic highway before realizing it made much more sense to retrace my steps to the main interstate. […]