A Holiday Gift for Our Times: Give Them a Copy of ‘Wrestling with God’

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Ready for some shameless self-promotion? Here it comes: How about ordering copies of my book, "Wrestling with God: … [Read more...]

The Virgin Blanca and Baby Jesus — Still Smiling This Advent Season After 700 Years

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Advent starts today. This Sunday is the first day of the waiting that Christians do -- if they're not too busy shopping and … [Read more...]

Gray Hairs. Wrinkles. And Kids Who Won’t Stop Growing Up

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, Dec. 23, 1990 When I look in the mirror, I see wrinkles. I see gray hairs. This is good. This very … [Read more...]

Fifteen Patriotic Holiday Gifts for the Worried Progressives on Your List

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The holidays are upon us, and it's getting way too late to put a package in the mail in time for the celebrations ahead. But … [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...]