Matthias Church — Budapest’s Splashy, Gorgeous, Over-the-Top Church of Kings

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I've got lots of favorite churches. Most of them you've heard of --  St. Peter's, of course. But also Chartres, Westminster … [Read more...]

Christmas Is Big. Bigger Than Christianity — And Donald Trump

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Christmas is big -- bigger than Christianity. And it's getting bigger. Our decades-old World Book Encyclopedia devotes … [Read more...]

James Dobson: Bully Your Pet, Hit Your Kid, Make Them Obey You–And God

By Barbara Falconer Newhall In Chapter One of his 1978 book, The Strong-Willed Child, James Dobson beats the crap out of his dog. I was hoping to … [Read more...]

The Hagia Sophia: Where Christianity and Islam Coexist — and Clash

By Barbara Falconer Newhall As a religion writer, I've got plenty of respect for Islam as well as for the many (friendly, smart, lovable, cool, … [Read more...]

Harvard’s Harvey Cox: You Don’t Have to Believe to Be a Christian

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I'd like to recommend Harvey Cox's newest book to all my non-believer friends. So many of the sophisticated, highly … [Read more...]