The ancient Mediterranean was full of religious expression, and Kemetic culture's concept of a divine family influenced early Christians.
People who don't follow organized religion sometimes describe themselves as spiritual. But this idea isn't a recent invention.
Some nineteenth-century women writers argued that the first Christians included women who were close to Paul—and maybe apostles themselves.
The Baul and Fakir lineages understand the cosmos through pairs of opposite essences, including male and female.
As far back as the 1940s, religious LGBTQ people organized groups and congregations that welcomed them.
And have we been misinterpreting Leviticus?
The United States threw off the yoke of a king more than two centuries ago. Funny how we can't get enough of our erstwhile sovereigns today.
'Twas the night before Christmas, and an undead Jesus walked the earth. No wonder early modern Jews played games and sang songs to scare him off.
Zen was a conservative form of Buddhism in Japan that eventually became a way for Americans to find inner peace.
The folk saint Santa Muerte might seem mysterious, but her devotees embrace a wide variety of everyday practices.