Running the gamut from religious fundamentalists to closet atheists, reality TV scandal to serious theological debate, here…Read More
Time magazine’s religion top ten list had Mormonism in the spotlight. The Religion Newswriters Association voted Osama bin Laden’s death (and the faith response to it) their number one story in a list that included Harold Camping, Rob Bell, and Mississippi’s Personhood initiative. Oh, and the top religion author of 2011? Tim Tebow, whose life story is a runaway bestseller for our friends at HarperOne.
But what about the stories that shoulda been, but weren’t? We’re thinking this list, drawn up Peter Laarman, might provide a template for 2012 coverage. —The Eds.Read More
One sign of success is leaving your mark on society, making an impact; being famous brings you out of the anonymous masses and bestows celebrity, a status that affords you to an afterlife that most will never achieve; individual biographies of lives lived are more compelling than questions of postmortem judgment or the possibility of reincarnation—these lists of the dead convey profound lessons about what counts in life to the living in twenty-first century America. And nothing teaches a profound moral lesson like a corpse.
It shouldn’t be surprising that the most sacred concerns of Americans are also some of the most contentious political issues of our day.Read More
Thou shalt not ignore the Top Ten list. We, the editors, rank the top of the tops, including The Onion’s list, comparisons between Religion and Dentistry, Reality TV’s Most Memorable Christians, Top Intellectuals, and many more. Six more to be precise.Read More