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Image Conscious

Dara Horn sets out to write the Great American Yiddish Novel — in English.

Smells Like Christian Spirit

The Young and the Angstless

A new book about GenX Christians shows just how god-damned happy they really are.

Gillian Welch, by James McKelvey, 2001

The Revelator

Gillian Welch is no holy roller, but she’s not lying when she sings about God.

Rocky Mountain

Rocky Mountain Higher Power

Running low on enlightenment? Stock up at Colorado’s spiritual supermarket.


Carolina Miracle Shack

What does a miracle look like? Three opinions, as revealed in Henderson, North Carolina.

Church and Cemetery on Rt. 11

The Shenandoah Sutra

Crossing the Mason-Dixon to tour the battlefields and bathrooms that have shaped the nation’s soul.

Got a few bucks for gas?

Using Our Bible as a Roadmap

The Buddha Boys hit the highway to save a soul near you.



In God’s waiting room with a nation of unbaptized babies.


Save Me Somebody: Bruce Springsteen’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Covenant

The Boss will take you to the river if you help him get there.

Killing the Buddha

The Doctrine of Sugar

Chocolate, cherry pie, and all that can’t be left behind.

This Members of the Moors, a Negro religious group of Chicago, Illinois. By Russell Lee

Old-Timey Timebomb

Michael Lesy’s Long Time Coming is a coffee table book that ticks.