I Love Pope Francis — Or Do I?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My honeymoon with Catholicism's newest pope is over. I'm done with getting all hopeful and goosebumpy about Pope Francis … [Read more...]

The Atheists Are Coming – Out of a Closet Near You

By Barbara Falconer Newhall That’s right. If the folks behind a new movement called Openly Secular have their way, more and more American atheists will … [Read more...]

They’re Saying Nice Things About “Wrestling with God”

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Some really nice people are saying some really nice things about Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith. That's … [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...]

Religion in Public Affairs — Americans Think Religious Influence Is Waning

By Barbara Falconer Newhall A report  on religion in public affairs from the Pew Research Center  reveals that many Americans believe religion is losing … [Read more...]