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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...

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...

By:
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...

By:
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...

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...

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...

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