Study Finds Americans Exaggerate How Much They Go To Church
Despite gains in the number of Americans who identify as atheist, agnostic or having "no religion" at all, it's well known that the nation is largely one...
The Ever-Growing Religious Movement That Doesn't Get Enough Attention
Fathers House 03 19 2017
Youth Pastor Chris Toms preaches on fear. The good fears, like the fear of the Lord and fear of unnecessary dangers, and a number of bad fears that hold us b...
Four Dominican Sisters Stopped for Gas — and the Rest Is History
The Sisters' encounter with Tom Monaghan that day was manifestly providential. Today, twenty years after their founding on February 9, 19...
Why I Am NOT Leaving the Catholic Church
Five years ago, I became a Catholic. It was Easter Vigil. Beautiful music was sung, holy readings were pronounced and I found myself with four other candidates anxiously standing behind the altar. The moment had arrived. As Fr. Michael approached each of us, he leveled his warm and knowing gaze and swung the smoking thurible …
What Does Mercy Have to Say?
Unitarian Universalist sermons and other reflections in liberal religion.
How to celebrate “Don’t send your child to school day”
A group opposing Common Core standards has taken a stand! They are promoting “Don’t send your child to school day” on November 18. They want your help: “help us send a message to the federal government.” The group plans to show their opposition to Common Core by mass coordinated absence for one day of school. …
I’m an Atheist! Now What?
As I mentioned in my last blog post, unlike progressive traditions such as the United Church of Christ, Unitarian Universalism, and Humanism—all of which stick closely to the college-educated demographic—atheism crosses all lines, from race to class to gender, et cetera. Some people never believe in a god; some realize one day that they have [Read More...]
How (not) to talk about religious pluralism
Over the weekend, a tweet from CNN promoted a new series called “Believer” with Reza ...
This Advent, take a lesson from Thomas Merton
“From now on, everyone stands on his own feet. . . . The time for relying on structures has disappeared. They are good and they should help us, and we should do the best we can with them. But they may be taken away, and if everything is taken away, what do you do next?”