"Everybody talks about putting their faith into practice, that religion is not just supposed to be the things that you believe or the things that you do," Aslan said.
Book review: What is missing, the author argues, is the message Jesus preached about the kingdom of God. It was not a political institution or a theocracy, but a spiritual kingdom.
President Barack Obama's speech to the nation Wednesday focused attention on the problems and threat created by the Islamic State.
The name is significant. The group changed its name from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to simply the Islamic State. For them, the underlying vision is something found in Muslim history: the caliphate. And they don't want to be geographically limited; they want to fashion the world in their image.
From a pair of popes to gay marriage to terrorism, Rudin summarizes what he thinks are the top 10 religion stories from 2013.