Author Archive
Homegrown Settlers

Homegrown Settlers

As President Obama makes his first visit to Israel today, Kiera Feldman examines Americans in the settlements... and their kitsch.
Deus in Machina

Deus in Machina

An excerpt from Deus in Machina, a new book edited by Jeremy Stolow.
Center of Gravity

Center of Gravity

By Ann Neumann While Bergoglio's selection may have excited Argentina's 31 million Catholics, it's fair to say that it hasn't shifted the Vatican's center of gravity very much at all.
Schradle's Links: God's Wrath Edition

Schradle’s Links: God’s Wrath Edition

By Nathan Schradle What's going on in the world today that's evoked God's wrath? Lots of things, it turns out.
"Growing Pains of Transformation"

“Growing Pains of Transformation”

Michelle Aldredge of Gwarlingo interviews author and former nun Mary Johnson about her new book, An Unquenchable Thirst.
Oh SNAP! Picking a Pope with Sex Abuse Solutions in Mind

Oh SNAP! Picking a Pope with Sex Abuse Solutions in Mind

By Abby Ohlheiser With the conclave starting tomorrow, SNAP warns that a new pope can't magically fix the Catholic Church's ongoing sex abuse crisis.
The Longest Night:  An Interview With Laurel Snyder

The Longest Night:
An Interview With Laurel Snyder

Laurel Snyder's children's book "The Longest Night" is a retelling of the story of Exodus from the perspective of one of the Israelite children living in Egypt.
Religious? Crazy? Both?

Religious? Crazy? Both?

By Chris Smith "“If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away."
40 Years of The Exorcist

40 Years of The Exorcist

2013 marks not just 40 years of Roe v. Wade but 40 years of The Exorcist, the classic horror movie about piety and possession in a little girl's upstairs bedroom.
Schradle's Links: Bask in the Reflected Glory of our Media Relevance Edition

Schradle’s Links: Bask in the Reflected Glory of our Media Relevance Edition

Nathan Schradle Religious leaders are learning that they will be held accountable, to such an extent that they attempt to anticipate The Revealer's every move!
Schradle's Links: PR Nightmare Edition

Schradle’s Links: PR Nightmare Edition

Nathan Schradle on the miserly, the groping, the fanatical, the pious and the vacuum.
Schradle's Links

Schradle’s Links

Nathan Schradle They might be downers but they're good downers.