When I converted to another religion, I stopped celebrating Christmas--and found as an unexpected fringe benefit that I now enjoy the holidays more than I used to.
Dr. Henry Abramson profiles some startling new scholarship on a fascinating text from the Holocaust era, with major implications in Jewish history and theology.
In certain cemeteries in the Scottish Highlands, gender, clan and status are still very much a part of life...or death, as it were.
Donald Trump's enthusiasm at scapegoating certain groups as hostile "others" frankly terrifies me.
Spielberg's masterpiece about the Holocaust works primarily because the director finally made it personal.
The First Crusade and the medieval sack of Jerusalem began in 1095 with a speech by a Pope, which may not have been precisely what he intended.
Robert Horvat has been doing a great series about Julian the Apostate, the only non-Christian Emperor of Byzantium. I have reblogged those previous articles (here [...]
Climate change is the moral and religious issue of our time--in much the same way that abolishing slavery was 200 years ago.
Fossil fuel companies are junking up the planet...and the Holy Father is taking out the trash!
Padre Steve, a recipient of one of my blog awards for 2014, is a very thoughtful blogger on historical, political and religious matters, and I [...]