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A new academic study looks at the shame gendered by a religious system of enforced masculinity

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The Christian influencer and Bible teacher has been a towering figure among evangelicals willing to criticize Trump

Living Proof Ministries, February 28, 2020. Screenshot: Living Proof Ministries


Both the New Age and the far right are drawn to conspiracy theories

QAnon supporters wait for a military flyover during Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, D.C. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post via Getty Images


For one writer, the holy month is teaching him to speak to himself as much as to God

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Prison Stories

On losing a place of worship and losing a friend in prison

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Reasonable Doubt

Is God all in our heads—a product of brain chemistry? Or is the human brain like a radio that can tune into the divine?

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Girls were once raised to aspire to princess-hood — but in 2018, it’s all about making your own magic

Photo: Larm Rmah/Unsplash

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