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Does God Believe in Trump?

Evangelicals worship their president but seem blind to the multitude of signs that Donald Trump\'s holy trinity is \"me, myself and I.\"

Our Favorite Albums of 2016

Big names like David Bowie, Beyoncé and Radiohead may have released our favorite albums of the year, but they were far from the only artists we were impressed with in 2016.

My Proof of Heaven

When a neurosurgeon found himself in a coma, he experienced things he never thought possible—a journey to the afterlife.

The Mormon Moment

They've conquered Broadway, talk radio, the U.S. Senate-and they may win the White House. Why Mitt Romney and 6 million Mormons have the secret to success.

Movie Review: 'The Lovely Bones'

If anybody could bring The Lovely Bones to the screen, Peter Jackson would seem a perfect fit. The director of the worldly Heavenly Creatures (teenage girls, murder) and the otherworldly Lord of the Rings certainly has a vision broad enough to encompass both heaven and earth, which is where Alice Sebold's hugely popular novel takes place. Earth—specifically, a suburban American town in 1973—is where 14-year-old Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) is murdered at the start of the tale. Heaven—or...

China's New-Look Orphanages

China's orphanages used to be seen as dumping grounds for unwanted children. No longer. An on-scene report from a volunteer caregiver.

Disparate Doctrines: Two Faiths in Conflict

The tension between evangelicals and Mormons is as old as the Mormon Church itself. While the two religions share similarly conservative social values, their beliefs clash when it comes to some of the most fundamental aspects of Christianity. The critical differences:

Pope's Book: A Lifetime of Learning

Conflicting movements, hopes, and expectations shaped the religious and political climate around the time of Jesus\' birth. Judas the Galilean had called for an uprising, which was put down by the Romans with a great deal of bloodshed. Judas left behind a party, the Zealots, who were prepared to resort to terror and violence in order to restore Israel\'s freedom. It is even possible that one or two of Jesus\' twelve Apostles—Simon the Zealot and perhaps Judas Iscariot as well—had been...

Q&A: What Role for Religion in War?

Military chaplains are often the first responders for combat troops showing signs of emotional distress. They need to recognize the signs of depression and anxiety, and know when to refer soldiers for help. Capt. Alan Irizarry is one of those chaplains. A Roman Catholic minister originally from Puerto Rico, Irizarry has been at the U.S. base in Afghanistan\'s Bagram Air Field for the past three months. In addition to leading services for the troops, he counsels them on everything from marital...