(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.
(RNS) — Creating bespoke religious traditions as they are, it makes sense that millennials would also create bespoke relationship models.
(RNS) — Engagement with the Potter texts online brought millions to the World Wide Web, which in turn has indelibly shaped our approach to self and belief.
(RNS) — This year's equivalent of 'yoni' eggs, psychics — pardon me, 'intuitive healers' — are more than the latest trend in wellness culture; they are redeeming human feeling as a basic truth.
(RNS) — Peterson, who applies psychology to biblical studies, is as much a product of the 'unmooring' from Western values that he decries as he is a bulwark against it.
(RNS) — The internet has transformed our consumption of texts — even sacred texts — into malleable pieces that can be reimagined, reinvented and owned in a new way.
(RNS) — We're not just sequencing our DNA, we're discovering our new social identities and, just possibly, overcoming death.
(RNS) — Modern Lent has come to have more in common with Dry January — the viral sensation encouraging New Year's resolvers to give up alcohol for a month — than with its ecclesiastic antecedents.
(RNS) — At the heart of the SoulCycle faith is a value system of capitalist consumerism, which it imbues, through sweat, with a metaphysical significance.
(RNS) — Once a fringe spiritual practice, witchcraft has become a key, and increasingly popular, component of feminist political resistance.
(RNS) — Virtue and vice have long been inextricably linked to self-control. But lately we've been asking, what's it all for?
(RNS) — A Martin Luther King Jr., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Anna Nicole Smith may also carry many Americans' desire for a radical reframing of our collective values.
(RNS) — The rash of 'new utopian' groups isn't just about the collapse of traditional religion. It's about putting our faith in human self-improvement.
(RNS) — In the rhetoric of self-improvement, ridding ourselves of the old year's bad energy is a matter of social, physical and emotional health. But the notion is loaded with spiritual significance.
(RNS) — It makes perfect sense that we would curate our religious self-conceptions the same way we silo ourselves on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.