How pastors are counseling same-sex couples
Same-sex couples present clergy with particular challenges. Yet many ministers say this work illuminates their understanding of marriage generally.
Dinka Christians in South Sudan
Before the Sudanese civil war, Dinka song was mostly nonreligious. The mass conversion of the people brought with it an explosion of Christian song.
The debate over prostitution
There's a growing consensus that we should stop treating people who sell sex as criminals. But that's about where the consensus ends.
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, my dad couldn't sing national songs. The Nazis saw the church's Psalter, however, as innocuous. Little did they know.
Sociologist Vern Bengtson
"Religiosity is a driving force more salient than belief. Agreement with specific beliefs is the least likely religious trait to be passed on."
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