News Editor Lauren Kahme interviews the Co-Founder of The Testing Project, a grassroots movement advocating for essential workers’ protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In which faith correspondent Lucy Sun finds tradition, and updates it. The Shabbat service at B’nai Jeshurun has already begun. “Shabbat is the place where we dare to dream,” the rabbi says of the Jewish day of rest. “We meet the angels halfway.” The music begins with a motley mix of instruments–cello, bongos, acoustic guitar […]
Bwog freelancer Lucy Sun takes our guide to Sunday morning on an intellectual journey. Tim Keller is in the middle of a sermon about intense religious experiences. “I had to ask Him to stop so that I could get some rest,” he says, with perfect comic timing. The audience laughs, and Keller doesn’t frown. Dr. […]
Bwog’s series of theological tales continues with Bwog newbie Lucy Sun’s ChurchHop of the Times Square Mega-Church. Times Square Church holds its services in a straight-up Broadway theater—gilded, shiny, elaborate carpet and all. There is something soul-happy about a glitzy venue that flings its doors open wide to all comers. The congregation takes a loose […]
Sometimes, even the most godless among us need to get a little religion. In our first Church Hop, we took you north–this time, Bwog freelancer Alexandra Muhler takes you the other way down Amsterdam. If Sunday mornings came directly after Tuesday afternoons, I’d probably be a faithful churchgoer. But alas, they follow Saturday nights, so […]
In which a Bwog freelancer attempts to find spirituality in tourist purgatory. At 2:00 AM last night, I set my alarm clock to wake me up at the obscene hour of 7:30 AM. The next morning, I was going to church. Specifically, I had two churches in mind. The first is the most famous church […]