Religion Filter
  1. The Binding of Isaac and a Call to Argue

    What if we’re making the wrong assumptions about the biblical story of Isaac and Abraham? What if it isn’t about obedience at all, but Abraham’s willingness to engage with God about what he knows to be right?

    Religion
  2. Conflicted Elector in a Corrupt College

    Art Sisneros, a Texas Republican and a member of the Electoral College, explains his decision to resign from the College on religious grounds ahead of this year’s vote.

    Commentary
  3. Women Without Hats

    Miriam Mandel Levi, a feminist in an Orthodox Jewish community, writes about a lifetime of struggling with the requirement to cover one’s hair and her ultimate decision to leave hats behind.

    Religion
  4. “Let’s move into 2017 as a nation united; a nation which takes care of each other – regardless of the differences in our politics. Let’s remember that politics are ideas, but politicians are people.”

    Commentary
  5. A Proportional Response

    Have Americans given up on the idea of “proportional response”? Writer Dina Honour wonders why the price paid by some people for being non-white, non-Christian, or getting pregnant is so high.

    Culture
    "Lady Blind Justice" image by Marc Treble.
  6. The Other Journal

    At The Other Journal, theology intersects with culture. Presented twice yearly by the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, it features writing on theology, politics, art, poetry, and more.

    Journals & Magazines
  7. Muslim-Americans Respond To A Caustic Campaign

    “A few weeks before the election, Trump’s continued push for policies targeting Muslims weighed heavily on Abid’s mind. The first litmus test she has for a leader, she says, is ‘will you feel safe?’”

    Current Events
    Ruby Abid -- Photo by Maddie McGarvey
  8. “Donald Trump is the image of the omnipotent God. The men who support him are affirming their right to rule in his image… This view is rooted in theology—very bad theology, but theology nonetheless.
     
    And this is why theology matters.”

    Religion
  9. “What we do with our bodies manifests and expresses inner states, the sacred ground of our being. But bodily practices can also induce inner states. How we move, how we sit, how we breathe, can all make a difference in our spiritual life.”

    Current Events
  10. Approaching Justice

    An online journal on religion and politics, Approaching Justice brings together writers and thinkers who try to make sense of modern American life through the lens of faith and ethics.

    Commentary
  11. Passing Time

    “I needed my sobriety to stand on its own, rather than ebbing and flowing with the tides of my fickle faith.” An unflinching essay on religion, self-image, and the writer’s complicated path out of addiction.

    Essay
  12. “Christ is so much easier to handle. We can build fountains to glorify a god, but we have to give a thirsty man water. We have to accept that we might be culpable in his thirst. What would Jesus do?”

    Religion
  13. Inside the Last Pork Butcher Shop in Istanbul

    Freelance journalist Lorena Rios explores the dwindling Greek Orthodox community in Turkey’s largest city by telling the story of two veteran pork butchers who persevere in a politically-charged climate.

    Food
  14. Millennial

    Millennial is a journal where young Catholic thinkers reflect on current events, politics, culture, and faith.

    Commentary
  15. An Open Letter to Jared Kushner, From One of Your Jewish Employees

    Dana Schwartz, an Observer journalist, writes to the newspaper publisher after Donald Trump — his father-in-law — shares a controversial (arguably anti-Semitic) tweet.

    Current Events