Lisa Miller


Lisa Miller is a contributing editor at New York Magazine.

Stories by Lisa Miller

Evangelical Christian blogger scolded for using word ‘vagina’ in book

Rachel Held Evans doesn’t want to talk about her vagina anymore. “I’m sorry,” said a spokesman for her publisher, Thomas … Continued

Polygamy may be hot, but in marriage three’s still a crowd

This week, in one of his first public statements since this past summer’s anti-gay-marriage remarks, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told … Continued

Mitt Romney’s hard-hearted twist on the Mormon work ethic

Sometimes, when Mitt Romney steps in it, as he did this week , it’s helpful to look to his religion … Continued

Celebrating the Jewish High Holy Days: Where is the pleasure this season?

Religion, as it’s talked about in politics and the news, is almost always a negative thing. It’s a source of … Continued

Obama’s ‘God talk’ was highlight of his convention acceptance speech

The subject of religion has long been nettlesome for President Obama, but perhaps never as nettlesome as it was when … Continued

Rep. Todd Akin’s remark reflected ignorance — just like much of the abstinence education the Christian right promotes

Let’s stipulate that the remarks Rep. Todd Akin made last week – the ones in which he expounded upon the … Continued

Republican Paul Ryan still has a Randian problem

Four years ago, when it was discovered that Sarah Palin attended a Pentecostal church in Wasilla, Alaska, the question ‘What … Continued

Kosher atheists? Obama adviser breaks with his faith but still abides by its rules

Usually when a person ditches religion, he or she also happily ditches the antiquated rules and regulations that go along … Continued

Obama and same-sex marriage: Will his stance cost him the African American vote?

The performance by the Rev. William Owens at the National Press Club last week was enough to make a cynic … Continued

Praying for rain: Atheist critics show how petty and small-minded they’ve become

With the death of writer Christopher Hitchens and the withdrawal of Sam Harris, author of “The End of Faith,” from … Continued

Can Romney reconcile his wealth and his faith?

As the calls for Mitt Romney to release his tax returns grow louder, and concerns about his undisclosed millions in … Continued

In their interfaith marriage and divorce, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are ‘just like us’

Never mind what the tabloids say. Celebrities are not “just like us.” We don’t have our first date over sushi … Continued

Why are evangelicals supporting immigration reform?

Americans believe there’s too much religion talk in the public sphere, and these days, it’s especially easy to be cynical. … Continued

Vatican’s term ‘radical feminist’ says more about cardinals than nuns they rebuke

It surprises me a little that the men who run things at the Vatican did not use their most favorite … Continued

Catholics caught between bishops, Obama’s birth control mandate

Mommy and daddy are fighting, and the anguished children don’t know where to turn. This is the state of the … Continued

Obama and Romney offer differing views of God

People always ask, “What would Jesus do?,” but in America today, it’s impossible to know. And that’s because there are … Continued

Obama’s embrace of gay marriage makes for a spiritual Mother’s Day

When President Obama threw his support behind same-sex marriage, he did something much more than please the members of the … Continued

Mark Silk, a commentator on religion and politics who keeps above the fray

One of the smartest commentators on American politics and religion is someone you’ve probably never heard of. His wry and … Continued

After Vatican’s rebuke of nuns, time to hear Mary’s voice

Imagine the fury of the men of Galilee when a young, unmarried girl showed up in their village pregnant. They … Continued

Catholic activists pushing politicians to turn tide against the death penalty

Soon, probably next week, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy will sign into a law a bill that abolishes the death penalty … Continued