American liberals in a global communion
The Episcopal Church was and is right to affirm same-sex marriage. Now we should be willing to face the costs.
Funeral for a gang victim
I didn't start my day thinking about gang killings. But then a man showed up and asked about a funeral for his nephew—on Palm Sunday.
Essays by readers
In response to our request for essays on lies, we received many compelling reflections. Here is a selection.
Notes from the farm
It landed on my patio in early November, a pointy-ended battleship that was more mineral than vegetable. It stayed there as the days got shorter.
Randomness can have purpose
Randomness is distinct from the Greek concept of chance. Conflating the two imports to science the sense that random events are gratuitous.
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