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By:
Don Lattin

Many people keep their religion to themselves, worshipping within the stoney confines of a safe, secure sanctuary.

Sara Miles, who feeds the poor out at an Episcopal church in San Francisco’s vibrant Mission District, takes her faith to the streets and tells us all about it in a wondrous new book titled City of God.

It’s the story of her experiences on Ash Wednesday—...

By:
Don Lattin
When I interview a former devotee who’s become disillusioned with a spiritual teacher, they often sound like someone who’s just gone through a bitter divorce. The wondrous lover is suddenly the conniving cheater, but we’re talking about the same person. A book just crossed my desk—a memoir of...
By:
Don Lattin
To fundamentalist Christians and many traditional Catholics, the very idea of preaching from a book titled A New New Testament is outright heresy. But that is starting to happen on the fringes of liberal Protestantism. Until now, ancient non-canonical texts like the mystical Gospel of Thomas,...
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Don Lattin
I imagine most of us have a place like Big Sur; somewhere we go to reconnect with something that feels lost, a place of power that enlivens our spirit. This stretch of the central California coast recently called me back for a few days and got me wondering why I’m still so drawn to these rugged...
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Don Lattin
If your mission is to defend the Christian faith against the rising tide of disbelief, why in God’s name would you call yourself an “apologist?” Are you so ashamed of your religion that you feel like you have to apologize for it? Doesn’t being a true believer mean never having to say you’re sorry...
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Don Lattin
Several of you pointed out in response to my last blog that Aldous Huxley was not the only famous British writer to die on November 22, 1963—just hours after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. C.S. Lewis, the towering intellectual and renowned Christian apologist, died of heart disease in...
By:
Don Lattin
This week, many of us from the Baby Boom generation are remembering one of the epochal events of our youth—the tragic November 22, 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I’m writing this blog one week before that 50th anniversary, on November 15, which just happens to be my sixtieth...
By:
Don Lattin
My years of writing about religion and spirituality for San Francisco’s two daily newspapers roughly coincided with the reign of Pope John Paul II, which, from 1978-2005, was the second longest in the history of the Roman Catholic Church. People forget that popes didn’t used to leave the Vatican...
By:
Don Lattin
“Nothing,” the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber told us in Austin, “says ‘He is Risen’ like a chocolate fountain in the baptismal font.”

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