The untied knot

June Carbone and Naomi Cahn follow the life trajectories of two couples with much in common—but not marriage.

A parable and its baggage

What the Prodigal Son story doesn't mean

The Prodigal Son is often read to mean that God loves sinners, whereas the Jews thought God only loved the righteous. This makes no sense.

Sects without tradition

The story of Pentecostalism and social change is now familiar. What's surprising is how closely it echoes trends in modern Islam.

Persecuted in Pakistan

A Christian educator survives a beating

"Church of Pakistan college principal beaten," read the headline. I am that principal.

A parable and its baggage

What the Prodigal Son story doesn't mean

Persecuted in Pakistan

A Christian educator survives a beating

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