Introducing our special project on the changing nature of beliefs and practices among teens, 20-, and 30-somethings
A 1979 book on presidential selection inadvertently predicted the rise of Trump—and the weakness of a popular primary system.
Here’s an interesting reader comment on my piece on the tensions over LGBT issues in the United Methodist Church. The…
The Christian denomination is considering schism, largely over LGBT issues. The fight shows the difficulty of trying to create a global church.
In the middle of Chance the Rapper’s new album, Coloring Book—right after a dance tune about “drinking all night”…
In a new ruling Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services said Obamacare outlaws discrimination on the basis of gender identity.
A new wave of state legislation prohibits the termination of a pregnancy based on sex, race, and genetic abnormality.
A new Indiana law is part of a wave of legislation that requires burial or cremation following abortions. What’s behind it?
Merriam-Webster has a new stat: Searches for the word “transgender” spiked intensely on Friday morning: Lookups for…
Pope Francis has said he’ll create a commission to study the possibility of females serving as deacons the Church. What does this mean for Catholics?
A philosopher dissects the outrage that has fueled Trump and more in U.S. politics.
A new study suggests certain coping techniques are associated with longer life spans in sick patients.
“I still don’t like that coiffed Trump man. But I guess he’s our Republican.”
A pastor and a rabbi talk about kids, poop, and tearing down the patriarchy in institutional religion.
Two scholars discuss the ups and downs of life as a right-leaning professor.
The two sides haven’t found a way to work together—and the fight is getting a lot nastier.
A conversation about Merriam-Webster’s newest words with a professional lexicographer
A new law in Mississippi makes it legal for physicians and therapists to opt out of care on religious grounds. What does this mean for medicine?
The senator and the pope met on Saturday, the next chapter in a long-standing, unlikely alliance.
An Indian and Pakistani neighborhood of Houston shows what it’s like for a new generation to take over an immigrant community.
Why are Americans are often reluctant to discuss faith outside of their families?