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The Patient Body: An Irresistible Force

The Patient Body: An Irresistible Force

By Ann Neumann The first of an ongoing monthly column, The Patient Body, about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine
Waiting for the Kingdom

Waiting for the Kingdom

By Miriam Kilimo "Adam and Eve turned their backs on Jehovah. Forsaking his Eden, they introduced a system that steeped our world in death. But there’s hope of return to the harmony of the first garden."
Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement's Adoption Obsession

Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement’s Adoption Obsession

By Kathryn Joyce When devout Christian families made it their mission to save children from war-torn countries, the match was often far from heavenly.
A Portrait of Amadu Bamba, Sufi Saint

A Portrait of Amadu Bamba, Sufi Saint

So they dispatched a man with a camera into the hinterland to catch the sage on film.
An Amish Moment

An Amish Moment

Amish books and Amish baseball. Amish are clearly having a moment... again.
"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.
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.

Commie Harry

“What really makes these critics hate Million Dollar Baby is not its supposedly radical politics — which are nonexistent — but its lack of sentimentality. It is, indeed, no Rocky, and in our America that departure from the norm is itself a form of cultural radicalism.” Frank Rich has Clint Eastwood’s back in the Christian conservative culture skirmish over Million Dollar...
The Longest Hunger Strike

The Longest Hunger Strike

By Ann Neumann There are two places in the U.S. where you can be fed against your will: a Catholic hospital and a prison.
Removing the Magic

Removing the Magic

Quoting Charles Taylor quoting Schiller; from his essay "Disenchantment--Reenchantment" in The Joy of Secuarlism, now out in paperback.
An Event in the History of the Human Mind

An Event in the History of the Human Mind

"Panopticism is a form of knowledge and a form of power."
More Songs of Kabir

More Songs of Kabir

From Patton Burchett's "Religions of India" class, 28 poems after Kabir, the celebrated 15-16th century devotional poet and social critic from northern India.