Spiritualism, Science, and the Mysterious Madame Blavatsky
Madame Helena Blavatsky was the 19th century's most famous and notorious occultist. She was also the godmother of the New Age movement.
How LSD Went From Research to Religion
The lines between psychological research and mysticism were blurry in the early days of LSD.
The Debate Over Eid
Muslims seem to celebrate a holiday called Eid over and over, and at different times. Here's why.
Even Water? Why (And How) Muslims Fast During Ramadan
Ramadan is underway for the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. This year, Ramadan takes place in the dead of summer, a particularly difficult time to fast.
What Helps Gay Christians Feel Welcome at Church?
Gay Christians have special challenges when it comes to integrating an LGBT identity within a religious identity.
This Side of Paradise: How Christian and Goth Men View Their Sexualities
Christian and Goth men both transgress typical notions of masculine sexuality, but how they go about it differ greatly.
The Duggars: Sexual Abuse in the Christian Homeschooling Movement
Former homeschoolers are speaking out about sexual abuse by the Duggars and other leaders in the Christian homeschooling movement.
Sexy Sunday School: Naughty Bible Translation
In Genesis 38, Tamar, disguised as a prostitute, tricks her father-in-law into having sex with her. I don’t recall this making the Sunday school curriculum.
The Religious-Irreligious Divide in Working Class Chicago
The struggle for the standard eight-hour workday in Chicago was a bitter one.
Medically Assisted Suicide, Christianity, and Confucius
The debate on medically assisted suicide often pits Christian and secular liberal values against each other.