Donate to RNS

Joel Christensen

Joel Christensen is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Joel Christensen

What Greek myth tells us about modern witchcraft

By Joel Christensen — December 9, 2022
(The Conversation) — From ancient Greece to modern-day TikTok witchcraft, the world of witches has been a changing one.

Tallying the dead is one thing, giving them names would take an ‘inexhaustible voice,’ as the ancient Greeks knew

By Joel Christensen — June 7, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar of Greek classics revisits the texts to bring lessons on how to honor the lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not everyone cheered the ancient Olympic games, but the sacred games brought together rival societies

By Joel Christensen — July 28, 2021
(The Conversation) — A scholar of ancient Greek literature explains what the Olympics of modern day have in common with the 776 B.C. games at Olympia.
Page 1 of 1