Is an Istanbul Trip Too Risky for You? Here’s What You’re Missing

Jon and I took the kids to Istanbul back in pre-ISIS, pre-Arab Spring 2009. What we experienced was a energetic culture with a complicated past, great food … [Read more...]

I Searched for Jesus, and Here’s What I Found

  By Barbara Falconer Newhall Christmas was coming up soon -- today -- and I needed a Christmassy, Jesusy post. I could string some words … [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...]