The former seeks answers; the latter seeks the questions that can help situate human beings existentially and rationally within the universe.
“When science finally peers over the crest of the mountain, it will find religion has been sitting there all along.”
And its unique American variations.
Village atheists and H.L. Mencken.
Like Walt Whitman in Song of Myself, the Hebrew Bible is large, it contains multitudes.
Authority without absolutism.
Morality isn’t a private affair.
Although it does not seem to be about romantic attachment at all, the tale of Ruth and Boaz is the quintessential example of a biblical love story.
Reading and interpreting the Bible from within the fishbowl of our own cultural assumptions, we fail to understand it on its own terms.
For whatever reason, God made people in tribes and nations.
Reading Locke, Mill, and Tocqueville in Jerusalem.
A former Obama staffer on liberal hostility toward and ignorance of religion.