(RNS) — Followers of the online Q and white supremacism yearn for a world in which everything makes sense and where they at last have a role to play.
(RNS) — Some of the most robust arguments against masks have also come from some of the political and religious right’s paragons of performative masculinity.
(RNS) — On the eve of the 2020 elections, Gen Z-ers are on the verge of using their digital tools to counteract the political establishment.
(RNS) — We are experiencing a dot-com bubble for spirituality, a free marketplace of innovation and religious disruption.
(RNS) — Instead of capitalizing on the unrest, Greg Glassman espoused the values of the wellness movement's masculine wing, where Horatio Alger does pull-ups with his bootstraps.
(RNS) — Better that the Times, that any paper, recognize its own subjectivity, take a clear editorial stand and recognize itself as an inherently ideological vector.
(RNS) — To imagine that a church could be desecrated by political protest against inequality is to catastrophically misunderstand the message both of Pentecost and of Christianity as a whole.
(RNS) — Americans, distrustful of institutions that would prescribe knowledge for us, have been especially prone to believe what they see online.
(RNS) — I’ve started cycling again. It’s exercise not as expensive commodity but an embrace of what it means to be in the world.
(RNS) — It’s understandable to respond to the pandemic by discovering a connection to real food and getting in touch with nature. It might even put us back in touch with the humanity of others.
(RNS) — How we inhabit, explore and become vulnerable in spaces traditionally understood as ‘disembodied’ or ‘low stakes’ is among the most important artistic questions of our digital age.
(RNS) — For those privileged enough to minimize their exposure to COVID-19, wellness culture transforms the current crisis into something meaningful, even positive.
(RNS) — Being displaced from the physical presence of church has turned our attention to the human beings we know and those whose names we'll never know.
(RNS) — Marrying in Central Park in the middle of a quarantine, we inadvertently found ourselves something of an attraction for all of New York City.
(RNS) — The rise of the ‘social distancing social life’ makes it clearer than ever that the places that shape us are no longer the hometowns, houses of worship and other communities we take as a given.