Queering the Christian Experience
The queer theology of Marcella Althaus-Reid calls into question our understandings of gender, sexuality, power, and our desire for God.
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.
Planned Parenthood Gunman Robert Dear’s “Idiosyncratic” Faith
Planned Parenthood gunman Robert Dear has been pigeonholed for his "idiosyncratic" faith. But it's very much a part of the American evangelical tradition.
What Caused the Salem Witch Trials?
Looking into the underlying causes of the Salem Witch Trials in the 17th century.
When Televangelism Got Big
Deregulation of the airwaves helped lead to the success of televangelism, and cable made it stronger.
Medically Assisted Suicide, Christianity, and Confucius
The debate on medically assisted suicide often pits Christian and secular liberal values against each other.
Teaching Facts and Values in Public Schools
For most of the country's history, teaching "moral facts" was the main duty of the public schools.
A Short Guide to Iconoclasm in Early History
In the 8th century, the Eastern or Orthodox branch of Christianity gave history the word iconoclasm, from the Greek words for "icon smashing."
‘Traditional Values’ Meet New Technology in the Home Schooling Movement
Michael W. Apple traces both the growth of home schooling and its related political activism to virtual communities made possible by the Internet.
That Old Scroll is Actually an Egyptian Book of Spells!
A mysterious document turned out to be a book of Egyptian book of spells, according to a newly-completed translation