Feiler Faster

For one writer at the LAT, the answer was yes. He was thrilled to receive the religion beat, but after years of covering questions of faith for the paper, he found himself in a crisis. WHEN Times editors assigned me to the religion beat, I believed God had answered my prayers. As a serious Christian,…

The Dems made be putting ther organizational dollars where they mouths have been for the past few months. In 2006, the party set up pilot programs in six states to experiment with the best way to capture religiously motivated voters. The goal was not to alter policies to be more appealing. Instead, it was to…

Texas must be getting a case of the humbles. Twenty-five centuries after the Bible declared the world to have been created by God, the Texas Legislature has finally declared that it, too, is “under God.” Whew. And just in the nick of time. Enough with all those heathens the state has been foisted on the…

I, for one, am getting sick of the boilerplate articles about God in the ‘08 election – the ones that repeat the same shopworn concerns about Mormonism, the same issues with Giuliani and his marriages, the same wonder that Democrats can talk about religion, and on and on. These were interesting back in the spring;…

As I mention above, I think much of the writing about Romney and Mormonism has been shallow. For what it’s worth, I count myself among those who think this issue need not necessarily be a concern, but actually is a concern for Mitt Romney. I don’t think Mormonism has been that much of an issue…

I linked to this article yesterday and there was some confusion about what I wrote, so I’m starting from scratch. One joy of my two trips to Iran in recent years was plunging deep into the Jewish community. At 35,000, the Jewish community in Iran is larger than in any other country in the Middle…

I’m catching up on some old stories that caught my eye in recent weeks. For anyone who’s spent a minute contemplating the Holocaust, this one sends shivers down the Central Nervous System. It seems being Jewish has become chic in Poland, but with all the Jews wiped out, it’s non-Jews who are doing the davening.…

A common complaint I hear from people who keep kosher is that it’s increasingly difficult to find kosher food outside the big cities. But kosher food may be only half the problem. Try organic kosher food. When being part of one minority is not enough. Here’s the WaPo on one woman’s trials. The only way…

Now’s the time to plan that birthday party on Tybee Island, once lovingly known by residents as Seedy Savannah Beach, my home away from home since I was a child and the name of one of my twins. Forget the real estate glut and renourishment problems. My brother sent along this news from the latest…

Our instructions were to show up at the Northwest Appointment Gate at 8:55 AM on Friday morning. My parents had flown up from Georgia; Mrs. Feiler Faster and I had made our way down from New York. My Dad had booked us two rooms at the Hay-Adams hotel, across Lafayette Park from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,…

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Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler is one of America’s most popular voices on faith, family, and finding meaning in everyday life. He is the best-selling author of nine books, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and America's Prophet, and one of only a handful of writers to have four consecutive New York Times nonfiction bestsellers in the last decade. He is also the writer/presenter of the PBS miniseries WALKING THE BIBLE. His latest book, The Council of Dads, tells the uplifting story of how friendship and community can help one survive life’s greatest challenge. For more information, please visit brucefeiler.com or councilofdads.com.

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