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‘How can a Muslim write about Jesus?’ The controversy over Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot’

“You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?” is the beginning question in … Continued

(REVISED) Five questions for transgender chaplain Cameron Partridge

(Editor’s Note: The introduction has been revised after Partridge objected to the use of the pronoun “she” in the original) … Continued

Five questions for transgender chaplain Cameron Partridge

She graduated from all-female Bryn Mawr College in 1995, where she came out as a lesbian and also as a … Continued

Atheists: Let your conscience be your god

Recently I was invited to participate in a Religion and Law Conference at Florida State University. Almost all the other … Continued

Brazilian evangelist has big plans for U.S.

NEW YORK — The apostle bellowed in Portuguese to a packed crowd in a rented Astoria, Queens, church. “Get out, … Continued

Christianity after Louie Giglio

Jason Merritt GETTY IMAGES Louie Giglio arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, … Continued

Robert Griffin III falls: For Redskins fans, a dark night of the soul

It was just a week ago that a hush fell over FedEx Field when Robert Griffin III fell for the … Continued

‘Distilled Spirits’ traces birth of New Age spirituality

BERKELEY, Calif. — Gerald Heard is the most influential religious thinker you’ve never heard of. Without Heard, some of the … Continued

Mormons lower age for missionaries, setting off changes for parents, women, schools

SALT LAKE CITY — Call it a change for the ages. In a surprising move that promises to transform Mormon … Continued

‘The American Bible’ collects the texts Americans argue about

Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” radically reinterpreted the Declaration of Independence. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” … Continued

Mormons’ love-hate relationship with America

SALT LAKE CITY — As Americans celebrate the nation’s founding, some Mormons may outdo their neighbors in fireworks, fanfare and … Continued

Parents take teaching Hinduism into their own hands

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Children are usually the primary complainers about Sunday school, but when Mudita Bahadur started looking for … Continued

Does love last longer in arranged marriages?

NEW YORK — Elke Thompson and Sam Quinn got engaged the old-fashioned way: their parents arranged it. Quinn, 23, a … Continued

U.S. mosque report rapid growth in past 10 years

WASHINGTON — The number of mosques in America has jumped 74 percent since 2000, and the majority of them — … Continued

Are the mainline Protestant splinter churches a new Reformation or old news?

There’s a popular saying in church-planting circles: It’s easier to make babies than to raise the dead. That principle applies … Continued

Historian tackles doubt, divorce and the priesthood

DURHAM, N.C. — Lauren Winner is a jumble of contradictions: A Jew who found Christianity in a dream starring Daniel … Continued

Church seeks line between interfaith and intolerance

DES PERES, Mo. — More than 100 Lutherans streamed into the basement classroom at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Des … Continued

Sharia law for Libya?

Abdullah Doma AFP/Getty Images Libya’s interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil (center right) and oil and finance minister Ali Tarhuni (center … Continued

Confucius and the ‘Tiger mom:’ Is Chua’s home “a school of compassion”?

Amy Chua, shown here in 2007, is an author and self-proclaimed Tiger Mother. She sparked a fierce debate in parenting … Continued

Depends….. on the lens you are wearing

The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ of all religions, the idea that … Continued