Huston Smith Dies at 97: A Mentor to Me . . . and Millions

Sad but inevitable news: religion scholar Huston Smith died at the age of 97 on December 30. I'm just one of the millions of fans, friends, seekers and … [Read more...]

Write Another Book? I Dunno . . .

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "Barbara, you've got to write another book," a southern California friend said -- quite emphatically -- after finishing … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Is Polygamy Normal?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall People who are against same-sex marriage often go out of their way to say, “Marriage is between one man and one woman.” I … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Meet the Polygamist Family That Inspired TV’s “Big Love”

  By Barbara Falconer Newhall I'm just back from the annual Religion Newswriters Association conference, where I got a close-up look at the … [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...]