Pew Research: Many U.S. Christians hold what are sometimes characterized as "New Age" beliefs -- including belief in reincarnation, astrology, psychics and the presence of spiritual energy in physical objects like mountains or trees.
Religion Dispatches: History reminds us again and again that it's always been easier to believe in miracles, in virgin births and atoning deaths, than something so simple and basic as human solidarity.
Global Sisters Report: The best films reveal the longings of the human heart for God, says Sr. Rose Pacatte, film critic for The National Catholic Reporter.
Slate: Will the selection of the next pope become a political campaign, complete with smear tactics and soft money?
Vox: How Hillsong Church transformed Justin Bieber from a bad boy into a Christian family man.