Religion and Philosophy

Street arrow

The leading researcher of forgiveness breaks down cognitive steps to letting go of trauma.More

Cross in the sky

Writer Rod Dreher on how his faith compelled him to return home in search of forgiveness.More

Chimpanzee

African chimps store caches of big rocks to throw at certain trees. And some scientists wonder, are these sacred trees?More

Ghosts

Steve Paulson's family has lots of stories of the paranormal, but Steve is the family skeptic. So he did his own investigation, talking with skeptic Michael Shermer, religion scholar Tanya Luhrmann, channeler Paul Selig, and his Aunt Marge Bradley.More

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Anger seems to be bubbling over all over the world today. Terrorist attacks in Europe, hate crimes in the US, and populist leaders...More

hall of mirrors

The central question of Philip K. Dick's fiction is "What is reality?" Literary critic Umberto Rossi explains that Dick's work often contains many possible realities.More

Torah and jad - exhibits in Big Synagogue Museum, Wlodawa - Poland. (CC BY 2.5)

Sometimes you can take math too far. Dig too deep. And end up drowned in your own numbers. This is a story of one famous mathematician’s obsession with the ancient and mystical and numerical world of the Kabbalah.More

Blurred, glitchy, technicolor photo of Philip K. Dick's head

During the last two years of his life, Philip K. Dick tried to make sense of a series of strange visionary experiences. Jonathan Lethem explains how these events changed Dick's life.More

Lone tree

Laird Hunt has written what is really three stories wrapped around each other: A famous lynching in Marion, the story of a song about it, “Strange Fruit,” and a new novel, which begins on that terrible day. More

Clock

He’s one of the most frenetically productive, wired guys on the planet, but digital media theorist Douglas Rushkoff is backing away from the clock.More

Hotel

It means “a couldn’t-care-less attitude,” and it’s a personal mantra for comedian Norm MacDonald.More

lightning

Ancient humans lived as hunter-gatherers, with animistic religions. So why did people start to believe in Big Gods?More

Experience the divine

Jeff Schloss is an evolutionary biologist. He’s also Christian. As a scientist, he’s trying to develop an evolutionary theory for the origins of religion. But he says science can’t explain everything about religion.More

meditation

Andrew Newberg is a pioneer in neurotheology. He says brain scans can show the neural signature of spiritual experience.More

Woman staring into the distance

Thordis Elva reached out to the man who raped her, ultimately setting her on a journey towards forgiveness.More

woman holding a flower

TTBOOK summer intern Caryn McKechnie spoke to a few people about how they felt the last time they forgave someone.More

Philosopher Jason Brennan offers a provocative idea: let's bring back flogging as an alternative to imprisonment....More

Gavel

Martha Nussbaum may be one of the most well-respected living philosophers in the world today. For years, she’s investigated how...More

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