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The Church’s Sex Problem

Our sexuality does not compete with our spirituality — it completes it.

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How Do Millennial New Yorkers Think About God?

I talked to hundreds of people in the Big Apple about God. Here’s what they said.

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5 Ways Fasting in Ramadan Improves Your Faith

If done right, fasting will naturally increase your faith and lead to righteousness.

The Quasi-Religious Roots of Weezer 

Notes on the spiritual and religious background of one of the biggest acts in American rock.

A Spirituality for Atheists

Can atheist Sam Harris convince nonbelievers they need to adopt a spirituality divorced from religion?

Religious? Atheist? None? There’s An App for You

Everything from prayer to holy texts, these apps have got you covered.

How I Learned That I Am a Hovering, Intrusive Gossiper (and What to Do About It)

A test called the Enneagram showed me who I really am. It’s also helping me to change.

Prayerward Facing Dog

How yoga can teach us to pray with our bodies.

Meet the Enneagram — the Hardest and Best Test You’ll Ever Take

I was exhausted, overwhelmed, and in the perfect space to take a “typing” test that changed my life.

The Obama Doctrine: American Civil Spirituality

President Obama has overseen the decline of American civil religion. He has also helped foster a new public faith: American civil spirituality.

Ramadan Cheat Sheet

Some tips on how to not just survive, but maximize Ramadan.

Thank God I’m a City Girl

I would not allow myself be humbled by the vastness of the sky, the complexity of the forest, the coldness of the air.