Lisa Miller


Lisa Miller is a contributing editor at New York Magazine.

Stories by Lisa Miller

Evangelicals talk marriage and hot sex

Last week, Rick Warren sent this message to the nearly 500,000 people who follow him on Twitter: “Husbands & wives … Continued

A feminine face for the antiabortion movement

When I spoke to one of the nation’s most prominent antiabortion activists this week, she was in the car, rushing … Continued

Justice Scalia speaks for himself on death penalty, not the Catholic Church

Lisa Miller That Justice Antonin Scalia believes in execution as a moral form of punishment is a well-known fact. That … Continued

Jesus at Occupy Wall Street: ‘I feel like I’ve been here before’

“What would Jesus think of Occupy Wall Street?” I asked myself this week as I wandered the makeshift, blue-tarp village … Continued

Loving Judaism but questioning Israel

If politics are personal, then let me say this. I love almost everything about the Judaism I practice: Born into … Continued

In GOP race, public prayers seem more political than personal

Among the Republican candidates running for president in 2012, there’s been a whole lot of praying in public. Months before … Continued

Separation of church and state in marriage?

It isn’t exactly a movement — more of a blogosphere hubbub. In solidarity with his gay and lesbian brothers and … Continued

‘Dominionism’ beliefs among conservative Christians overblown

Here we go again. The Republican primaries are six months away, and already news stories are raising fears on the … Continued

Believers wonder: Where is the old Obama?

“We worship an awesome God in the blue states!” That was Barack Obama in 2004, not yet a U.S. senator, … Continued

Christians on both sides of budget battle claim to fight for the poor

After this week’s debt-ceiling deal in Congress, trillions of dollars of spending cuts are on the table. New cuts will … Continued

Evangelical women rise as new ‘feminists’

In evangelical Christian circles, “feminist” has traditionally been a dirty word. The three short syllables have done heavy work, telegraphing … Continued

Sister Sarah

Traditional feminists are outraged by Sarah Palin’s claims to feminism, which I discuss in a Newsweek article this week called … Continued

A Volcanic Eruption of Biblical Proportions

What a volcano in Iceland teaches us about heaven.

The radical hope of heaven

(An excerpt from my new book “Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife“. Copyright © 2010. Reprinted by permission of … Continued

When bishops play politics

They see themselves as crusaders for human rights–protectors of the innocent, the voiceless, and the powerless. After years of enduring … Continued

Why God hates Haiti

Haiti is surely a Job among nations. It is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere: half its population lives … Continued

Evangelizing is what evangelical Christians do

I’m not at all sure why the liberal left is always so shocked that evangelical Christians want other people to … Continued

Faith in love

I grew up in a secular Jewish home in New Haven, Conn., among WASPs and WASP wannabes. Our unique family … Continued

The Radical Left vs. The President

Last week, as President Obama was announcing his pick for surgeon general–a Roman Catholic African-American and MacArthur “genius” award winner … Continued

A Woman’s Right to Choose Her Clothing

President Obama recently criticized a French law that prohibits Muslim girls and women from wearing body- and face-covering garments in … Continued