April 5, 2012
We argue about truth, beauty, and goodness based on competing religious, nationalistic, ethnic, and ideological stories. What intellectual tools can help to mediate between these competing narratives?
March 15, 2012
The way humans tend to answer big questions is through stories. For generations, humans gathered around hearth and fire to tell and retell stories. Today, people are more likely to gather around the cool glow of the television or the computer screen, but we are no less storied creatures.
February 27, 2012
Let's look at an example of how science understands sacred scripture by taking a closer look at historical criticism of the New Testament.
February 16, 2012
How should we read these ancient narratives today?
February 6, 2012
We need to humbly put questions about the universe and the universal back at the heart of education, including and especially religious education.
February 2, 2012
Between the two extremes, there is a third possibility: that all religions are partly true.
December 10, 2011
It may be that those cultures that do not have a formal adolescent initiation ceremony do so at great risk to their wellbeing and survival. What we don’t invest in initiation, we later pay for in incarceration.
November 23, 2011
The unaffiliated represent 17 to 22 percent of the U.S. population. When we add the MIAs—members in absentia—to the "nones," we have what may be the largest "religious" group.

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