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Homeless for the Holidays

A palsied mouth, stammering to say these words matter.

The New Hate by Arthur Goldwag.

Why I Wrote The New Hate

Back in 2009, I published a book called Cults, Conspiracies and Secret Societies—a serious-minded but basically gee-whiz impulse-buy type compendium of odd, offbeat, and scary beliefs and belief systems. “Mystics,”…

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Reporting from the Thin Line

In the fall of 2010, I set off to tour the United States talking up Jesus Died for Buy Cheap Cialis Soft This? and conducting research for Ancient Future Disciples.…

Too Much to Dream

Coming Down

A conversation with Peter Bebergal, an old co-author with a new book.

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NYC Event: The World 9/11 Created

Voice of Witness, the non-profit arm of McSweeney’s Books, has put together their latest collection of oral histories in time to be included in our reflections on 9/11 and the…


Tune in to Frequencies!

Everyone talks about “spirituality,” but less often is it especially clear what we (or they) actually mean. That’s why, together with The Immanent Frame and the historians of religion Kathryn…

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Frank Schaeffer Takes the World by Storm

Congrats to Buddha-killer Frank Schaeffer, whose new book, Sex, Mom, & God (excerpted here at KtB) is getting attention in some nice places. We’re seeing it everywhere. Just today we noticed…


An Eden Full of Dudes

The end is the beginning is the end (that’s a Smashing Pumpkins line), and all are in Eden. Today at Religion Dispatches, Brook Wilensky-Lanford and I talk about her brand…

Lost Places of the Heart

Lost Places of the Heart: A Writing Contest

Our friends over at Obit have hatched another writing contest (remember the contest we did with them on death?), “Lost Places of the Heart.” We heartily encourage you to submit.…

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Our Own Stephen Prothero on Tonight’s Colbert Report

Alert, alert! Pull those TV sets out of the closet and change the batteries in the old remote control. Because tonight, Buddha-killer Stephen Prothero will be appearing on The Colbert…

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Holy Crap and Holy Ground

In preparation for tomorrow night’s reading/party of Scott Korb’s new book (out in stores today!) Life in Year One, here are a couple of related pieces just out today. On…

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Reverend Billy Remembers Brad Will

Priya Warcry asks for New Yorkers to join Reverend Billy’s Rainforest themed parade from 5:30-6:30. Tuesday Oct 27th Reverend Billy joins with RainForest Relief, NYC Climate Action Group and Friends…

Sarah Posner

Sarah Posner Now Sleuthing for RD

All you religious right no-goodies, watch your back. Investigative journalist Sarah Posner, author of God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters and The American Prospect‘s much-missed…

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Going Rouge

If you’re like me, there’s a big star on November 16 on your calendar. That, of course, is publication day for Sarah Palin’s “book,” Going Rogue. You’ll probably stay up…

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The Aftermath of C Street


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Say You’re One of Them

Buddha-killer Scott Korb has written about everything from hunting to basketball in his search for faith. Now he takes a look at Nigerian-born Jesuit Uwem Akpan’s new book of stories,…

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Recession Special: Buddha Killing in L.A.

Live in the Los Angeles area? Have the perfect Buddha-killing story but need to work on how to tell it? Low on cash? You’re in luck. KtB contributor extraordinaire Gordon…

The Pure Lover

The Post Loves The Pure Lover

The Washington Post‘s Michael Dirda just gave a fantastic review to the new book by our very own David Plante, whose Essential Stories series we just wrapped up on Saturday.…