Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs has reported on religion for Newsday and The New York Times, contributed articles to a variety of publications, written five books and taught for 18 years as an adjunct professor at Lehigh University and Lafayette College. He lives in Indiana and continues to be a freelance writer.

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Wanna bet? At the root of the country's problems is gambling's self-seeking mindset

Pope Francis is the guardian angel of the faithful's ambivalence

What it might mean to really listen to Trump voters

Shifting the public opinion on abortion requires more than tired, unsuccessful arguments

Combating racism means confronting housing bias

Francis compromised wisely in protracted drama of Bishop Okpaleke's appointment

Crisis can spark self-giving, solidarity — how do we make those last?

As public fears spiral, living in the day is time-tested wisdom

A return to the legal definition of religious freedom

Methodists may set agree-to-disagree model for churches in strife

Rep. Elijah Cummings was an example of public faith in a time of religious skepticism

Humanized Francis speaks as a leader whose movement is falling apart

Churches' struggles could be a staging ground for the new vessel

Pence dustup shows refreshing diversity of thought at evangelical school

Author leaves Hunthausen encased in superlatives

Gatekeeping Christianity: Easter columns reveal religious anxieties

Will your church be alive in ten years?

Methodists brought to verge of fracture: Did the Holy Spirit do this?

Ecumenism's on the back burner, but it's had unintentional success

Papal preacher's good news for US bishops raises doubt about reform