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...]

Was That Old Testament God Just Trying to Keep Us in the Game?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall People like to grumble about the out-datedness of the Bible in general, and of the very male, very judgmental Old … [Read more...]

Xi’An to TX and Mao to LBJ — I’ve Been Traveling and I’m Back

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I had a great September -- starting with on my birthday September 6, which lasted only a few hours because Jon and I were on … [Read more...]

GodsBigBlog: Where — American — Jewish Women Must Move Aside for Men

“Precious Jewish daughter, please move to the side when a man approaches.” So read a number of signs hanging on trees in Williamsburg, a mostly Hasidic … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Why Are All Those Catholics – So Darned Catholic?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall What is at the heart of Catholicism? What makes all those Catholics so tenaciously Catholic? The Rev. Robert Barron would … [Read more...]