Religion Filter
  1. The Uneasy Life of a Middle East Skeleton

    “So for those who knew, it must have been very strange that we have dead bones in our closet.” The Caspers are an American expat family in Cairo, Egypt. Jayson Casper tells the story of Max, the skeleton they’ve lived with, and explores a different view of death in Middle East culture.

    Culture
  2. Blooming Jewish Cheesecake with Tablets of the Law Crust

    “Cheesecake is a divine reason to indulge in one’s Jewishness.” Self-proclaimed foodnik Nino takes us on a journey through religion, film, and history en route to his perfect cheesecake recipe.

    Food
  3. Medievalists.net

    From recent archaeological discoveries to articles on pop-culture references to the so-called “Middle Ages,” the writers behind Medievalists.net aim to bring history alive.

    Architecture
  4. Hobby Lobby’s Parallel Universe of Antiquity Studies

    From Fiona Greenland: “You don’t have to be a Near Eastern specialist to be concerned about the broader outcomes of a private group, with a pronounced political and religious agenda, having the power to control the empirical underpinnings of a discipline.”

    Academia
  5. I Don’t Accommodate Uncontrolled Men

    “I don’t have any sympathy for men who can’t handle a woman with cleavage.” At Ezer, Bailey Steger writes a critique of purity culture from an egalitarian Christian perspective.

    Commentary
  6. Pandaemonium

    Based in London, journalist and author Kenan Malik writes about religion, politics, and current events, touching on hot-button topics with patience and a critical distance.

    Commentary
  7. A hijab by any other name is…fashion.

    “I happen to be a Muslim, hijab-wearing woman, and somehow, I do not think this is a huge step forward for us.” An alternate take on high-fashion hijab from The Modest Life.

    Culture
  8. a day pack

    Emily Pack loves clothes — but also tries to live her values. Her blog is all about ethical fashion that helps her look and feel great.

    Fashion
  9. Looking for God in Messy Places

    “Life is messy. And you’ll find God right in the middle of it. That’s the Jesus message.” Jake Owensby, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana, explores peace, reconciliation, and justice through the lens of his faith.

    Inspiration
    A Syrian boy peeks from behind a wall near a mobile clinic at a refugee camp in the southern town of Zahrani, south of the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. There are some 1.2 million registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon, many of them living in flimsy tents scattered across the country. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
  10. On Being

    The team behind On Being, a popular, award-winning radio show and podcast, publishes articles on the interplay of religion, culture, and modern life.

    Culture
  11. Mortifications

    Adam Fleming Petty looks back at his teen years to consider the overlap between hardcore punk and Christianity: “Pummeling my body was what shows were for; performing such abasements myself would have been ineffectual, even disrespectful, like trying to baptize yourself.”

    Music
  12. None of that is to say religion doesn’t explain the world I live in, doesn’t aid my living a good life, doesn’t provide me with a community. It does all of those things. It’s simply that I don’t need religion to do any of those things.

    Religion
  13. Letter to a Christian Climate Skeptic

    A thorough, well-reasoned, and data-supported response to American Christians who deny the reality of climate change, from theologian and scholar W. Bradford Littlejohn.

    Current Events
    Drought land
  14. Merry Christmas from Bethlehem.

    Life in the shadow of a wall: a beautiful collection of images in and around Bethlehem, Palestine, from photographer David Feuillatre.

    Photo Essay
  15. The Truth Isn’t Relative, But You Are

    A call for perspective in religion, and in life: “And no matter how right you actually are, you’re still operating on the same level as anybody else — a person with five senses, a brain, a life partially lived, and all of that very, very finite.”

    Religion