The Rise of the Singing Christmas Tree
Hundreds of people! Thousands of lights! Flying angels! Fireworks! Sequins! The megachurch extravaganzas explained.
Slate Voice: “No Reason for the Season”Torie Bosch reads her piece on the joy of celebrating a godless Christmas.
What the “Mormon Moment” Actually AccomplishedMany Americans are still wary of the church. But Mormon culture is changing.
The Wicked Son Is Actually the Best One!The villain of the Passover Seder has been falsely maligned.
Initial Interrogation of Suspect AIn which the police talk to Abraham about the near-sacrifice of his son Isaac.
The Case of the Mormon HistorianWhat happened when Michael Quinn challenged the history of the church he loved.
Israel’s Pork ProblemWhat a change to one of the most controversial laws in Israeli history could mean for the country’s Christian Arabs.
“A Spirit of Persecution”What the Hill Cumorah Pageant tells us about Mormonism’s past—and its present.
The Evangelical Celebrity MachineJanet Mefferd accused pastor Mark Driscoll of plagiarism then deleted all her proof. Why’d she back down?
Sorry, 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.
The Messiah Will Be TweetedThe Internet isn’t the problem for the Hasidic community; it’s its best chance for survival.
He Didn’t Finish What He StartedPope Benedict set out to reform a Catholic Church in tatters—but failed.
Adam and Eve’s Long Strange TripReading Mom’s Bible after her death: An excerpt from Walter Kirn’s new memoir.
Re-evangelizing New EnglandHow church-planting and music festivals are bringing about a quiet revival.
On the Same PageThousands of Jews have been reading a page of Talmud a day for the last seven years. They’re almost finished. Was it worth it?