We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “Scrap.”
Unmasking and slaying our Promethean desire for mastery
How could a Buddhist country have one of the worst human rights records in the world?
My brother’s work paved the way for many LGBTQ Christians.
As the Soviet Union crumbled, the West sent French fries.
They put us in touch with essential things that we know to be dear or wrong.
We seem to want public figures with inconsequential beliefs.
In my 15 years as a pastor, I’ve seen a lot of watery eyes at the table.
He carries the hesitant masculinity of Twilight’s Edward Cullen in his body.
Tabitha’s community embraces her in her season after loss.
The apostle Paul’s overlooked supporting cast
Giving women a voice at the seder table
Poet and liturgist Marcia Falk attempts to correct the gender bias of the traditional Passover Haggadah.
For Simone Weil, philosophy was not merely academic
Robert Zaretsky offers a vivid picture of how truth telling made Weil’s life complicated.
How harm reduction is winning the war against drug overdoses
Maia Szalavitz tells the story of a strategy that replaces criminalization with empathy.
The mirror world under the sea
Millions of unknown species in our oceans inhabit a universe of storytelling and dreaming.