Posts Tagged ‘Tara Isabella Burton’

Religion remixed Comments 0

Monday, July 6th, 2020
Religion

It is often said that we live in a godless age – that Western society is secular and “post-Christian.” In fact, something more nuanced is happening: we remain “religious” but spirituality is both personal and elusive – and outside the institutional status quo. We live in a godless age. Don’t we? The dominant cultural narrative Read more

How millennials make meaning from shopping, decorating and self-pampering Comments 0

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Today’s millennials are in many ways caught between a rock and a hard place, at least when it comes to traditional religious observance. On the one hand, they’re disillusioned with their parents’ religious traditions, which have failed to provide them with a coherent account of meaning and purpose in the world. On the other hand, Read more

‘Weird Christianity’ and why young people are embracing orthodoxy online and in church Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
orthodox

Gregorian chants, renaissance choral music and incense wafting from a metallic censer. In an era when Kanye West runs gospel-inspired services, and megachurches, like Hillsong, release chart-topping hits, these ancient Christian traditions are, unexpectedly, having a moment. And they’re not just resonating with older generations, either. Younger people are flocking to late-night Latin Mass — Read more

Fleshly sacraments in a viral, virtual world Comments 0

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
Religion

About four weeks ago, facing imminent gathering bans, my partner and I eloped with 20 hours’ notice, marrying in Central Park with our priest and two close friends, standing 6 feet away, serving as witnesses. The decision, I’ll admit, had something to do with the way that life has changed here in New York, indoors, Read more

Location, location, location? How coronavirus is reshaping our sense of place Comments 0

Thursday, March 26th, 2020
working from home

There are few times stranger to start cohabiting with one’s partner than the week before a citywide lockdown. Less than two weeks after I moved the majority of my things across New York City, I found myself occupying a new, though by now not unfamiliar, apartment. Thanks to the restrictions of the lockdown, the geography Read more