Merry Christmas in Gaelic

How Irish Holidays Blend Catholic and Pagan Traditions

Many Irish holidays blend the Catholic faith with ancient Celtic tradition and mythology. Some original pagan holidays are still practiced in Ireland today.

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.
Woodcut for "Die Bibel in Bildern", 1860

Misunderstanding the Book of Genesis

A short history of the literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis reveals it's largely a modern dogma. 
President George W. Bush on first National Day of Prayer and Remembrance

Civil Religion

The US has created its own "civil religion," a complex body of ambiguous public assertions of faith that obscure the varied, private beliefs of the populace.
Robert Lewis Dear

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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Pulpit

Judging from his public speeches, Franklin D. Roosevelt--aka FDR--may have been our most religious 20th century President.

The Journal of Biblical Literature

The Journal of Biblical Literature, published by the Society of Biblical Literature, has provided critical analyses on testament since 1890.