Twenty-two states now have legal cannabis markets of some form. Regulations are being made up on the fly, with consequences not yet known.
Drugs are perhaps the ultimate consumer product. They give an instant, intense hit, and they're used up in one go.
The conflict over divestment seems to divide Presbyterians more deeply than past struggles. Old friends are barely speaking to one another.
The "war on drugs" approach to marijuana has had major costs. But the dawning era of legal marijuana presents its own set of public health problems.
Empathy made it big in an era some call the "me generation." By discovering my feelings inside you, even you are about me.
Hugh Hollowell didn't start Love Wins to convert souls or sober up addicts. He wanted to provide pastoral care to homeless people.
I remind myself to approach the parables with a receptive spirit. I don't want to interpret these lovely, tiny gems; I want to wonder about them.
The people are hungry. The disciples imagine an improbable solution: send them to buy food. Yet Jesus' startling response—"You give them something to eat!"—seems more improbable. As usual, he's embodying a different script.
Ruth Duck takes a balanced approach to liturgy. Her aim is not to champion a single style but to offer a foundation for reflection.
Randall Balmer uses Jimmy Carter's career to trace the history of progressive religious beliefs in the post-Watergate political environment.
Chris Smith and John Pattison think that church should be less like a drive-through and more like a sit-down restaurant that grows its own vegetables.
Micha Boyett writes tenderly about her Southern Baptist background, even as she grafts herself into a more liturgical expression of the faith.
Can one be both an evangelical and affirming of same-sex relationships? Into this minefield have stepped two new voices, one younger and one older.
After centuries of Westerners going to Africa to teach, documentary filmmaker James Ault goes to learn.