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How Christopher Columbus Created a New (Cosmic) Race

Why Latin Americans celebrate Columbus Day as the birthday of a new breed within the human family.

Marilynne Robinson: “My Praying Turns Into Thinking”

An interview with the Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist on the language of faith in fiction.

How Could Anyone Reject the Bible? Because Reasons

Believing in the Bible’s divinity can be pretty tough once you learn a thing or two.

Tony Campolo to His Humanist Son: “I Leave Judgments in the Hands of God”

Bart Campolo, the son of a famous evangelical leader, is now the humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California.

Five Books That Saved the Bible for Me

When the Bible was dead to me, these books brought it back to life.

How to Pray for Your NFL Team

A team-by-team prayer list for each of the 32 NFL teams you’ll be cheering on this season.

Remembering the Saint of Labor Day

Frances Perkins knew the power the faith community had in making a difference in the lives of working people.

The Gospel According to Labor Day

Union leaders have forgotten the religious roots of organized labor in this country.

Demand Justice for Fast Food Workers

Our economy of low wages and corporate greed is not what God intends for human life.

Amid Families’ Grief, Religious Perspectives on Suicide Are Shifting

Religious traditions are beginning to embrace the view that those who take their own lives don’t always have full control over their actions.

How to Say You Don’t Believe

Six tips for coming out of the closet as a “none” at your next family gathering.

Why You Need to Stop With the “Underdog” Complex

For a country full of Goliaths, we’re awfully obsessed with being David.

What the Freedom Summer Volunteers Can Teach Us About Faith

Looking back at the Freedom Summer movement half a century later.

Why I’m Faithless at OnFaith

An atheist considers what it means to be a part of a conversation on faith.

Is Faith in the Devil a House of Cards?

Some Christians think that if they don’t believe in the devil, their faith will fall apart. Maybe they need to play more poker.

How a Disillusioned Pastor’s Daughter Found Her Way Back to Church

I was raised in the church, but I had to leave it if I was ever going to make it home.

Are Millennials Really Leaving the Church? Yes — but Mostly White Millennials 

All the hand-wringing stories about young adults leaving religion overlooks the vibrancy and growth of multiethnic churches.

What You Lose When You Lose Everything (Or Even if it Just Feels that Way)

My hope and faith dissipated along with our loss of income, family and friends.

My Life Depended on the Very Act of Writing

How I was saved by writing about God and cancer.

The Internet Is Not Killing Religion. So What Is?

Why is religion in decline in the modern world? And what can save it?