Archive: Lisa Miller
Feminists on the left need to embrace their sisters on the right, not because they'll help protect Roe - they won't - but because their sheer numbers will make things better for women everywhere.
By Lisa Miller | June 15, 2010; 12:42 PM ET | Comments (3)
The volcano has not just been an international glitch, a corporate financial crisis, an object lesson in a world without air travel - though it has been all those things. It seems - based on the photographic evidence, at least - to be a bona fide Act of God.
By Lisa Miller | April 20, 2010; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (31)
When conservative Christians, Muslims and Jews talk about heaven, they often use the word radical to describe what they mean. The heaven that will come at the end of the world is a radical reversal of the social and natural order.
By Lisa Miller | March 23, 2010; 02:39 PM ET | Comments (5)
Catholic bishops enrage conservatives, who want them to renounce reform, and inflame liberals, who want them to take an easier stand on abortion. The bishops refuse. They believe they're right, and righteousness drives them.
By Lisa Miller | March 5, 2010; 02:37 PM ET | Comments (1)
The Haiti quake, Pat Robertson's narrow views and the frustrating theology of suffering.
By Lisa Miller | January 19, 2010; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (76)
I'm not at all sure why the liberal left is always so shocked that evangelical Christians want other people to become Christians.
By Lisa Miller | January 11, 2010; 03:26 PM ET | Comments (5)
Believe what you want about Roberts's healing powers. One of America's most important preachers died Tuesday at the age of 91. He brought ministry to television, spawning generations of followers.
By Lisa Miller | December 16, 2009; 05:25 AM ET | Comments (1)
My husband and I married each other despite our differences, which, in today's world are not very great at all. Where is the place to glorify the love that transcends difference, without demanding allegiance to one tribe or another?
By Lisa Miller | November 12, 2009; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (4)
We need urgently to talk about these things: ethics, progress, education, science, democracy, tolerance, and justice--and to understand the reasons why religion can (but does not always) hamper their flourishing. This new conversation won't be sexy, but let's face it: neither is two white men in a pub sparring over God.
By Lisa Miller | October 27, 2009; 12:35 PM ET | Comments (9)
The religious left, which initially swooned over Obama-the-community-organizer, is growing restless with such com-promise and incrementalism.
By Lisa Miller | July 22, 2009; 03:12 PM ET | Comments (0)
The big winners in faith funds are the Islamic funds, which don't invest in financial-services companies.
By Lisa Miller | July 16, 2009; 09:40 AM ET | Comments (0)
From the outside, all religious garb can appear eccentric - and deciding which religions are the worst offenders is not a game in which a democratic government should engage.
By Lisa Miller | June 24, 2009; 03:53 PM ET | Comments (13)
Same-sex couples--especially those who want to raise their children with religion--may find that the laws intended to protect them may also create new domestic challenges previously unforeseen.
By Lisa Miller | June 15, 2009; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (2)
By agreeing that abortion is a complex moral issue and that it should be less frequent, former enemies can work together to find ways to reduce abortions.
By Lisa Miller | April 29, 2009; 09:34 AM ET | Comments (24)
Historically, applications to seminary and divinity school rise during tough times.
By Lisa Miller | February 9, 2009; 04:06 PM ET | Comments (0)
Even before his tenure as P.M., Tony Blair had a great deal of experience living at once in diverse religious worlds.
By Lisa Miller | December 15, 2008; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (0)
Already Barack Obama had drawn the attention of apocalypse watchers after an anonymous e-mail circulated among conservative Christians in October implying that he was the Antichrist
By Lisa Miller | November 20, 2008; 03:22 PM ET | Comments (161)
By Lisa Miller | November 12, 2008; 04:16 PM ET | Comments (48)
With a scrap of bagel and a sip of Crystal Light, Beth McDonald gave communion to her husband. Then, after a blessing, he gave communion to her. Music played as the celebrant intoned the ancient words, "Do this in remembrance...
By Lisa Miller | October 27, 2008; 04:54 PM ET | Comments (0)
Lisa Miller | Millions watch them on television and read their books, but the theology driving all of their success is thin.
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By Lisa Miller | October 15, 2008; 03:47 PM ET | Comments (22)
To the pundits I say this: exercise extreme caution. Listen to Warren very carefully. Evangelicals today care about a lot of things beyond abortion, but they still care about abortion more than almost anything.
By Lisa Miller | August 19, 2008; 12:49 PM ET | Comments (22)
Atheists who believe in a universal spirit are no more or less surprising, or troubling (depending on your perspective), than Christians who believe in the healing powers of yoga or Zuni who believe in Jesus.
By Lisa Miller | July 4, 2008; 06:49 AM ET | Comments (14)
The question comes off like an old "Monty Python" gag. What musical group in Britain is more popular than Paul Simon or the Ting Tings? The Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz. Several weeks ago, a group of Cistercian monks who live...
By Lisa Miller | June 24, 2008; 09:20 AM ET | Comments (0)
His talk on Monday showed him to be a complex figure--a man of great intelligence and vision who, in a sense, is refusing in spite of Obama’s declining poll numbers to stop preaching the message he’s preached all along.
By Lisa Miller | April 29, 2008; 07:46 AM ET | Comments (19)
The Rev. Gerald Fogarty decided not to go to the pope's mass in Washington because he's busy teaching that day at the University of Virginia. The Rev. John Dufell considered joining him at Yankee Stadium, but he's got a couple...
By Lisa Miller | April 15, 2008; 05:55 PM ET | Comments (14)
How is that presidential hopeful Barack Obama, a member of that church for two decades, could fail to anticipate how terrifying Wright would look to the rest of the world?
By Lisa Miller | March 25, 2008; 05:22 AM ET | Comments (115)
To skeptics and curiosity seekers, the gray market in relics is perhaps nothing more than an excellent if slightly ghoulish example of the cultural dissonances that can occur when religious impulses clash with capitalistic ones.
By Lisa Miller | February 8, 2008; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (2)
"The Jewish Americans" ably reminds us and our children of where we came from, but it fails to address the more challenging question of where we go from here.
By Lisa Miller | January 8, 2008; 03:20 PM ET | Comments (80)
It's not surprising that a few savvy marketers would seize on water, the universal symbol of purity, for financial gain.
By Lisa Miller | December 10, 2007; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (4)
You might think of this week as Kay Warren's coming-out party. Her husband, Rick, who is perhaps the most celebrated evangelical pastor in the world under the age of 60, has long said that his commitment to solving the international...
By Lisa Miller | November 30, 2007; 12:06 PM ET | Comments (0)
Over the past three years, Sen. John Kerry has had a lot of time to think about his God, and at a meeting with journalists in Washington earlier this month he shared those thoughts. He grew up in a Roman...
By Lisa Miller | November 19, 2007; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (0)
In that moment I saw what I wish the people trapped on both sides of the culture wars could see: That there is a time and place for talking about God in an earnest, personal, heartfelt way.
By Lisa Miller | February 6, 2007; 04:43 PM ET | Comments (30)