For December’s post, I’d like to share a Christmas legend from Russia. It’s an adaptation of a short story by Leo Tolstoy. Jesus said, “Charles, be on the lookout tomorrow, for I am going to visit you.”
Doubt can serve as a life-giving, growth-enhancing, spiritually enriching gift. I like to call this “the benefit of the doubt.”
“The only thing that really matters in life are your relationships with other people.” (Director, Harvard University happiness study)
Doubter’s Parish readers discuss their relationship with institutional religion.
In his provocative new book, Brian McClaren offers ten reasons to abandon Christianity—and ten reasons to stay.
Whatever you may think about nontraditional believers, their numbers are rapidly growing, their views are taking hold among a large swath of people, and they are not going away.
The characters of Netflix’s “Midnight Mass” miniseries creatively represent at least four different types of religion that can be found in contemporary America.
It’s theologically offensive in the modern era to think God required a bloody sacrifice of his Son in order to forgive humanity.
We have a huge deficit of joy these days. We need to reclaim it.
One pastor told me, “No matter what I do about COVID protocols, I get attacked. I’m exhausted to the bone.”