Dream State in Sturgis Library
The story threads written so long ago still tied us to the world out there, like spider silk unspooling across the moat.
Why do some of us have to witness and bear the destruction of a world—a destruction that we did not make?
In the home I grew up in, we consider all books sacred. When someone accidentally drops a book or grazes one with a foot, we place our hand on the cover and gently touch our closed eyelids.
Blossoms (Hadeish Yameinu)
How do I reclaim a holiday of liberation when I feel like I’ve spent the last year entrapped by a frightening cloud of uncertainty?
All in the Interfaith Family
Susan Katz Miller talks about “how to be the most joyful and creative and successful interfaith family you can be, whatever that looks like.”
Meditating with My Father’s Friends
We were all there for the same purpose—to understand our own suffering and maybe find some relief.
Even Religious Freedom Victories Harbor Defeats
How a 1927 Supreme Court case helps us understand today’s controversies over travel bans, border walls, and executive orders.
Letters to friends, God, and Ms. O’Connor. Republished in honor of Briallen’s first book, Hard To Love: Essays And Confessions, out today from Bloomsbury.
A History of Protest: Learning to Leave the Jehovah’s Witnesses
Leaving the Witnesses can be a delicate, protracted affair. Not everyone can quietly disappear, like I did.
When Wax Softens, Light Shines Through
Purchasing the little nativity scene convinced me that I had unfinished business with the religion of my youth.
Young Evangelicals Fighting for Climate Action
For students at this top evangelical college, loving God means protecting creation. That includes dealing with the human sources of climate change.
An Oral History of Shame
An Excerpt From Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free