“Why Hold a Child Hostage to My Doubts?” The confusing, complicated desire of parents with no religion to raise their kids with faith.
The Song Franzen Called a “Great Song” at the End of Purity Is the Worst Thing About Purity
Were the Oregon Shooting Victims Christian Martyrs?It’s too early to say, but we’ve used the label for mass shooting victims in the past and it ended up being a mistake.
Selfies May Cause More Deaths Than Sharks—but Train Track Instagrams Are Killing People, Too
Is 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.
Is Anyone Religious Enough to Be President of the United States?Not according to the American people.
Unhappy FamiliesHausfrau makes the plight of the wife and mother in contemporary fiction seem sadder than ever.
A Millennial Nun Just Won Chopped. Here’s Why Nuns Actually Make for Great Reality TV Stars.
We Need a New Etiquette for Thank-You NotesYou have to thank the gift-givers immediately. But you also have to thank them correctly.
Catholic School Is Dying. The School the Pope Is Visiting Is Attempting to Buck That Trend.
America’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.
The United States Is a Country of ConvertsBut how does it feel about one being president?
Christians Fought for the Environment for Decades Before Pope Francis’ EncyclicalCatholics in America a have a long tradition of looking out for Mother Earth.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
Slate Voice: “If It Happened There,” Thanksgiving Edition Josh Keating reads his piece on America’s annual festival pilgrimage.
The Generic City Boring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.