Lisa Miller


Lisa Miller is a contributing editor at New York Magazine.

Stories by Lisa Miller

Raising Kids in a Same-Sex Marriage

First comes love, then comes marriage. Then come all the thorny issues that arise with raising kids in a religious … Continued

The Culture War of Words

Advice to would-be culture warriors in the 21st century: walk softly and carry a big thesaurus. According to the conventional … Continued

Divine Shelter From the Storm

Everyone, it seems, has a “Plan B.” You’ve had the conversation yourself with your spouse and probably with friends over … Continued

The Double Life of Tony Blair

It was, perhaps, an ill-kept secret. as Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair was officially an Anglican. Unofficially, though, he … Continued

Is Obama the Antichrist?

On Nov. 5, Todd Strandberg was at his desk, fielding E-mails from around the world. As the editor and founder … Continued

A Post-Evangelical America?

(Note: Read Richard Mouw’s response to this post.) Just as “race” has a whole new meaning in America this week, … Continued

Click In Remembrance Of Me

With a scrap of bagel and a sip of Crystal Light, Beth McDonald gave communion to her husband. Then, after … Continued

The Osteens as Spiritual Midgets

In her new book, “Love Your Life,” Victoria Osteen tells the following story. When she and her husband, Joel, were … Continued

Rick Warren’s Purpose and Profile

The real winner at Saddleback’s religion forum on Saturday night was Rick Warren, the church’s pastor and the event’s moderator. … Continued

Believing Outside the Box

An ancient Roman Catholic mission church marks the center of town on the Zuni reservation in New Mexico. It was … Continued

Vienna’s Latest Boy Band

The question comes off like an old “Monty Python” gag. What musical group in Britain is more popular than Paul … Continued

Wright Shows He’s No Politician

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a man of many faces. He’s an old-school 70’s leftie, a man who preached every … Continued

Why This Pope Doesn’t Connect

The Rev. Gerald Fogarty decided not to go to the pope’s mass in Washington because he’s busy teaching that day … Continued

Obama’s Church of Contradictions

When you walk into Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side of Chicago, the first thing you see … Continued

4 Sale: Bones of the Saints

There’s always strange stuff for sale on eBay—does anybody really need elk antlers?—but some of the strangest is in a … Continued

Is It Good for the Jews?

In the 20th Century no group was better at chronicling its own experience than the American Jews. You want self-loathing, … Continued

Bless this Bottled Water

You need only go back to the first chapter of Genesis to see how elemental water is to the observance … Continued

AIDS and the Pastor’s Wife

You might think of this week as Kay Warren’s coming-out party. Her husband, Rick, who is perhaps the most celebrated … Continued

The Authenticity Test

Over the past three years, Sen. John Kerry has had a lot of time to think about his God, and … Continued

We Believe in Heaven, But What Is it?

Fully 81% of Americans say they believe in heaven, according to the most recent Gallup poll. But when people express … Continued