More on Great Joy

(UNDATED) Following are brief explanations of the process used in a conclave to elect a new pope. Q: Who governs … Continued

Parents accept daughter’s rare illness as ‘God’s will’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Eric and Ruth Brown believe nothing about daughter Pearl Joy’s life is a mistake. They say God … Continued

Why civil discourse is imperative for inter-Jewish dialogue

Courtesy of the Samuel Bronfman Foundation Edgar Bronfman with Bronfman Youth Fellowships students. The increasingly partisan tone of the upcoming … Continued

Proposition 8 and the new religious reality

Lea Suzuki AP Supporters of gay marriage react outside the James R. Browning United States Courthouse after a federal appeals … Continued

Faltering and Leading: The Conservative Movement

By Tim Muldoon In the aftermath of Jesus’ death, a frightened Peter and a group of dispirited disciples scattered, lost … Continued

Christmas, Christians, and Christ

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Our puppy’s keeper: Christianity and the care of animals

By Laura Hobgood-Oster All over the U.S. animals (well, mostly dogs) gather on church lawns, in city parks and even … Continued

A pastoral response to Ann Rice ‘quitting’ Christianity

Anne Rice is in a season that many, if not all, Christians experience: the great joy of coming to personally … Continued

Are we brave enough for faith?

Martha Woodroof Round 4 Are we brave enough for faith . . . Martha note: This is round four of … Continued

Successful couples share same religious or moral vision

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued