“Why Hold a Child Hostage to My Doubts?” 

The confusing, complicated desire of parents with no religion to raise their kids with faith.

Sept. 22 2015 11:56 AMWhy Do So Many Religions Fast?Jews, Jains, Mormons, Muslims—why skipping meals is so central to religious practice.
Sept. 8 2015 3:16 PMAmerica’s Top Christian ComedianStephen Colbert gets all the attention, but the apolitical Jim Gaffigan is as self-deprecating about his faith as he is about his diet.
July 8 2015 5:06 AMThe United States Is a Country of ConvertsBut how does it feel about one being president? 
May 4 2015 4:00 AMAyaan Hirsi Ali Is Obsessed With MuslimsBut she doesn’t understand what it’s like to be one in America.
April 22 2015 12:53 PMIs Anyone Religious Enough to Be President of the United States?Not according to the American people.
Jan. 22 2015 11:56 AMThe Modern Megachurch Can’t Really DieThat’s because it’s not just one church.
Dec. 1 2014 11:53 PMWhat the “Mormon Moment” Actually AccomplishedMany Americans are still wary of the church. But Mormon culture is changing.
April 14 2014 3:03 PMThe Wicked Son Is Actually the Best One!The villain of the Passover Seder has been falsely maligned.
Oct. 10 2013 12:30 PMInitial Interrogation of Suspect AIn which the police talk to Abraham about the near-sacrifice of his son Isaac.
Sept. 18 2013 2:27 PMThe Strangest Jewish CustomJews in America celebrate the big holidays for an extra day. Why?
July 30 2013 10:10 AM“Who Am I to Judge?”Did Pope Francis just soften the church’s stance on homosexuality?
March 18 2013 5:45 AMA Jesuit Pope With a Franciscan NameIt makes more sense than you’d think.
Feb. 5 2013 3:20 PMMy Name Is Jehovah, and I’ll Be Taking Care of You TonightWhy do we pay waiters more than God?
Dec. 11 2012 7:30 AMNo Reason for the SeasonThe joy of celebrating a godless Christmas.
Nov. 9 2012 10:45 AMThe Chosen FewHas an emphasis on education been bad for the Jewish population?
Sept. 22 2015 5:45 AMAre American Catholics Too American for the Pope?Catholics in the U.S. can be divided into three distinct groups. None of them completely agree with Pope Francis. 
July 15 2015 9:34 AMFrom Compost You Came and to Compost You Shall ReturnCan religious groups get behind the Urban Death Project’s environmental plan for the dead?
June 18 2015 7:38 AMChristians Fought for the Environment for Decades Before Pope Francis’ EncyclicalCatholics in America a have a long tradition of looking out for Mother Earth.
April 29 2015 4:37 PMIs It Too Late for Evangelical Christians to Honestly Discuss Same-Sex Marriage?A dispatch from this year’s Q Ideas conference, or the Christian TED Talks.
March 5 2015 2:18 PMHow Sex Trafficking Became a Christian Cause CélèbreEvangelicals made it less feminist and more mainstream.
Dec. 15 2014 5:05 PMSlate Voice: “No Reason for the Season”Torie Bosch reads her piece on the joy of celebrating a godless Christmas.
May 12 2014 2:24 PMWitness to an ExorcismHow Pope Francis and the Vatican deal with the devil.
Dec. 11 2013 2:31 PMThe Evangelical Celebrity MachineJanet Mefferd accused pastor Mark Driscoll of plagiarism then deleted all her proof. Why’d she back down?
Sept. 20 2013 4:42 PMCatholic TruthinessMove over, Antonin Scalia. Stephen Colbert is now America’s Catholic.
Sept. 17 2013 5:50 AMSorry, Your Friends Can’t Come to Your Mormon WeddingTemple sealings are a sacred Mormon tradition. But they shouldn’t come at the cost of a civil ceremony with non-LDS friends.
June 19 2013 7:00 AMThe Messiah Will Be TweetedThe Internet isn’t the problem for the Hasidic community; it’s its best chance for survival.
Feb. 11 2013 7:20 PMHe Didn’t Finish What He StartedPope Benedict set out to reform a Catholic Church in tatters—but failed.
Jan. 9 2013 11:47 AMAdam and Eve’s Long Strange TripReading Mom’s Bible after her death: An excerpt from Walter Kirn’s new memoir.
Nov. 27 2012 9:05 AMRe-evangelizing New EnglandHow church-planting and music festivals are bringing about a quiet revival.
Nov. 1 2012 12:16 PMThe Mormon HierarchyHow the LDS church is organized.