Why Was Jesus Crucified?A historical perspective.
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Holy WeekThe olive-oil-buying, candlestick-polishing, and soul-shepherding that make the seven days from Palm Sunday to Easter run smoothly at a D.C. cathedral.
The Crowded Catholic CafeteriaPope Benedict XVI tries to heal the schism with Catholics who deny the Second Vatican Council.
Are Christians Stingy?When believers don't believe in giving.
Mitzvah MobilesCelebrating Hanukkah with menorah parades.
Witches' BrouhahaFending off religious tourists and struggling to organize a coven on Halloween.
The Anti-Semite's Favorite Jewish PrayerThe centuries-long controversy over Yom Kippur's Kol Nidre.
Pro-Choices—PluralHow the Democratic Party is adjusting its approach to abortion.
Let the God Games BeginHow missionaries' attempts to evangelize at the Olympics were foiled.
How Sally Quinn Made Me a Better CatholicThe strange Tim-Russert-funeral, communion-blogging controversy.
The Devil's in the DetailsWhy John Hagee's views on the Holocaust aren't the only reason for McCain to reject him.
The Passover TestWhat the Passover Seder reveals about interfaith couples.
"God's Rottweiler" Becomes the Church's "Beloved German Shepherd"How Pope Benedict has disappointed the right.
That Curious Idea of ResurrectionHow early Christians grappled to accept the idea that Jesus returned from the dead.
Changing StationsWhat's wrong with tweaking the Good Friday tradition to make room for child mortality, the environment, and other global problems?
A Skeptic's Guide to PassoverScientific explanations for the parting of the Red Sea, the 10 plagues, and the burning bush.
The Church SearchWhy American churchgoers like to shop around.
The Ted Haggard DilemmaCan a fallen pastor ever redeem himself?
Bethlehem Does BroadwayThe fierce competition and high cost of children's Christmas pageants.
Does Religion Make You Nice?Does atheism make you mean?
A Monastic Kind of LifeHow Catholic religious communities are trying to attract young people again.
An Aisha for All SeasonsWhy a controversial novel about the Prophet Mohammed's wife is nothing new.
The Chick-fil-A ChurchHow "video venues" are helping megachurches franchise.
"Good Muslim, Good Citizen"And other lesson plans from U.S. prisons in Iraq.
It Doesn't Take an EinsteinThe problem with using scientists' words to support religious beliefs.
Loving and Leaving the Head ScarfWhat hijab's revolving door says about the religious mobility of American Muslims.
Short Creek's Long LegacyHow a failed 1953 raid shaped the relationship between polygamists and the government.
Happy Crossmas!How Easter stubbornly resists commercialism.
Happy Crossmas!Why Easter stubbornly resists the commercialism that swallowed Christmas.
How the Grinch Stole Chinese New Year The government has banned many of the traditions associated with Chinese New Year—but the holiday may be staging a comeback.