(RNS) — The witch trend says something about the current generation's dependence on technology to fashion selves we can identify with and love.
(RNS) — Eleanor and her fellow millennials on CBS' afterlife sitcom would rather change the rules for getting into heaven than submit to traditions that don't fit their best selves.
(RNS) — For these progressive Christians, the language of social justice is a way of translating the gospel message of a kingdom of heaven on earth into a contemporary world.
(RNS) — The second that your 'best self' becomes too obviously an illusion, its moral authority collapses. It’s simply, well, a lie.
(RNS) — Priests are hot, from TV's 'Fleabag' to the ubiquitous 'Hot Priest' calendars, but it's not just that they are forbidden. It's that they are coming out of their usual unapproachable roles.
(RNS) — Today’s advertisements are designed to evoke different and more numinous emotions: spiritual well-being, an inward journey, a moral sensibility. We’re buying the very things that organized religion used to provide us for free.
(RNS) — To be vulnerable, to be too much, feels like a failure in today's wellness culture. But we cannot positive-think our way out of the human condition.
(RNS) — The celebrated British novelist Iris Murdoch, who would have turned 100 this week, anticipated young Americans' attempt to find goodness without God.
(RNS) — For many religious people, faith has become a countercultural rejection of elements of secular culture. It’s traditionalism as transgression. You might even call it tradpunk.
(RNS) — Ultimately, the best work of campaign faith engagement strategists might not be in changing minds but in getting out the existing Democratic vote.
(RNS) — Peterson and his 'new atavists' share with their Catholic brethren a disillusionment with what they see as the feminization of contemporary, post-feminist, post-sexual-revolution America.
(RNS) — Wellness culture is about more than beauty. It’s about something even more complicated: purity.
(RNS) — As long as millennials adapt rituals and spells as a force for change, companies will hawk those rituals and spells to preserve the status quo.
(RNS) — As more and more millennials identify with spiritual or philosophical movements outside the bounds of 'traditional' religions, how will these groups police their ideology while remaining inclusive?
(RNS) — The nihilism of today's alt-right is both a religion and a rejection of the transcendence that religion holds out as a balm.