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‘When I Spoke in Tongues’ Chronicles a Long Walk Away from the Church

For readers who’ve wrestled with their religious upbringing, Jessica Wilbanks evokes a powerful sense of loss: the loss of the person she used to be, and of the person she might have become, had she stayed inside the fold.

On a research trip to Nigeria, Houston writer Jessica Wilbanks fills out a questionnaire after attending a Pentecostal church service. The form asks a series of...Read More

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The Christian Right’s Politics of Cruelty

The policies pushed by politicians like Donald Trump and Dan Patrick are anything but Christ-like.

It’s an especially bitter irony. You might expect that the rise to power of politicians who either are outspokenly Christian or have overwhelming support from...Read More

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Signs of God

How a mayor’s campaign to keep a Jesus sign brought discord to a God-fearing East Texas town.

How a mayor’s campaign to keep a Jesus sign brought discord to a God-fearing East Texas town....Read More

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The Gospel According to Texas Democrats

Governor Greg Abbott said we wouldn't hear the 'word of God' at the Texas Democratic Convention. He was wrong.

Greg Abbott said we wouldn't hear the 'word of God' at the Texas Democratic Convention. He was wrong. (Or lying, but surely he wouldn't bear false witness!)...Read More

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