In new book, Richard Rohr says the 'universal Christ' changes everything

It's a simple, if radical, idea. And one that some critics of Richard Rohr, the 76-year-old Franciscan who founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque 32 years ago, have described as "dangerous" and even "heretical."

A TV God for the age of anxiety

The new CBS hourlong dramedy "God Friended Me" premiered to such impressive ratings that the network gave a full-season order. Its surprise success has caused some media watchers to wonder whether we're on the cusp of a religion renaissance on the small screen.


A thoroughly modern mystic makes his way to the big screen

Column: The life and love of Thomas Merton is the subject of an upcoming film. But who would star?


Mumford & Sons a hootenanny for the soul

Essay: A Mumford & Sons concert includes biblical allusions, spiritual yearning and prayers of the heart: refreshing, but not overtly religious.