Ruth Graham
Ruth Graham Ruth Graham

Ruth Graham is a regular Slate contributor. She lives in New Hampshire.

Brow Beat
May 4 2015 12:51 PMWhy I Was Obsessed With Finding Out the New Royal Baby’s Name
Brow Beat
April 29 2015 1:00 PMThe Museum of Biblical Art Is Closing. That’s Bad News for All Art Patrons.
Food
April 15 2015 1:39 PMWhy Are Fast-Food Restaurants Hiding Their Condiments Behind the Counter?A Slate investigation.
Books
April 6 2015 9:29 AMPardon MeIn a secular age, who offers absolution?
Brow Beat
March 30 2015 10:02 AMEven Christian Bookstores Have Had It With Fake Testimonials About Heaven
Brow Beat
March 5 2015 9:02 AMThis Year’s MTV Movie Awards Might Be Better Than the Oscars
Books
Feb. 25 2015 7:00 AMSlate Voice: “Against YA”Listen to Dan Kois read Ruth Graham’s essay on why adults should be embarrassed to read young adult lit.
Brow Beat
Jan. 30 2015 3:51 PMUs Weekly Ran a Surprisingly Respectful Cover Story About Bruce Jenner’s Gender Identity
Brow Beat
Jan. 22 2015 8:06 AMChandler Bing Is the Worst Thing About Watching Friends in 2015
Ten Years in Your Ears
Dec. 14 2014 9:00 PMPastors Who PodcastWhatever your theology, your denomination, your interests, and your appetite for cursing, there’s a Christian podcast for you.
Books
June 5 2014 2:49 PMAgainst YARead whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.
Doublex
Jan. 22 2014 11:51 PMCandace Cameron Bure Wants to Balance Your Full HouseCan the actress who played D.J. Tanner be the evangelical Anne-Marie Slaughter?
Books
Dec. 2 2013 11:09 AMThe Sweetest ReclineOn the joys of lying down.
Faith-based
Nov. 27 2012 9:05 AMRe-evangelizing New EnglandHow church-planting and music festivals are bringing about a quiet revival.
Doublex
April 18 2012 7:45 AMOccupy RiverdaleGay marriage, Obama, and the Occupy movement come to Archie’s wholesome hometown.
Faith-based
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.
Faith-based
April 22 2015 12:53 PMIs Anyone Religious Enough to Be President of the United States?Not according to the American people.
Books
April 9 2015 10:30 AMUnhappy FamiliesHausfrau makes the plight of the wife and mother in contemporary fiction seem sadder than ever.
Brow Beat
April 3 2015 1:24 PMEnough Boring Bible Adaptations. When Are We Going to Get a Jesus With Some Charisma?
Faith-based
March 5 2015 2:18 PMHow Sex Trafficking Became a Christian Cause CélèbreEvangelicals made it less feminist and more mainstream.
Brow Beat
Feb. 25 2015 11:27 AMThis Season of MasterChef Junior Gave Us the Perfect Child Villain
Doublex
Feb. 17 2015 2:41 PMDon’t Blame Parents for Vaccine ResistanceBlame mothers.
Faith-based
Jan. 22 2015 11:56 AMThe Modern Megachurch Can’t Really DieThat’s because it’s not just one church.
Books
Jan. 5 2015 2:00 PMMy Love Language Is Silent CondescensionCould I learn anything about my marriage from a cheesy, best-selling, vaguely evangelical self-help franchise?
Books
Nov. 7 2014 9:27 AMThose Happy Golden YearsMore than 80 years later, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s true story is published.
Family
Feb. 6 2014 8:45 AM“My Life Is a Waking Nightmare”Why do parents make parenting sound so God-awful?
Faith-based
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?
Doublex
Oct. 10 2013 5:24 PMToo Much HappinessAlice Munro's Nobel Prize win moved me in unexpected ways.
Doublex
Oct. 15 2012 9:45 AMHer Year of Living BiblicallyAn evangelical blogger spent 12 months following the Bible. Then she wrote a book about it. Now some Christian bookstores won’t sell it.
Faith-based
Feb. 10 2012 7:00 AMA Shunning in SeattleA powerful megachurch’s harsh tactics raise questions about how much control churches should have over their members’ lives.

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