Brandon Ambrosino

Brandon Ambrosino

Freelance journalist

Pop culture, religion, books, film, tech

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Facebook is a growing and unstoppable digital graveyard

Even after you die, you continue to exist on Facebook

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If we made contact with aliens, how would religions react?

The discovery of life on another planet might seem incompatible with faith in a deity. Yet many theologians are already open to the existence of extraterrestrials.

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The New York Times

Be Not Afraid of My Body

When I first met Walt Whitman, I was afraid of both our bodies.

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The Boston Globe

Noah's Ark, dinosaurs, and a theme park - The Boston Globe

Touring America's creation museum

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The Economist

Jesus on the Big Screen

Jesus films — like the Gospels — both write and interpret Jesus' life

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How verbing weirds language

Take a noun and do it

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The Boston Globe

The gig economy is coming. You probably won't like it

Say goodbye to salaries, health insurance, and vacation. 40% of America’s workforce could be freelance by 2020.

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The Boston Globe

Jesus’ radical politics - The Boston Globe

A more careful look at the Gospels might offer a much less sentimental, much more startling picture of the original Easter message, which was decidedly not, “Jesus is alive, and here’s what that means for the next world.” Rather, the true lesson was: “Jesus is alive, and here’s what that...

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How Trump Is Dividing Jerry Falwell's University

The candidate is already splitting Christian conservatives, and at Liberty University, the argument cuts a layer deeper.

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Smithsonian Magazine

Is the Merchant of Venice Anti-Semitic?

Four Hundred Years Later, Scholars Are Still Debating

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Amish PAC aims to get buggies to the polls for Trump

Can this conservative voting bloc decide the presidency?

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A Tale of Two Falwell Brothers

One of Jerry's sons has endorsed Trump. The other has not. What their divide says about evangelical politics.

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I am gay – but I wasn't born this way

Sexual orientation is a lot more complicated than we pretend

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Pacific Standard

The Best Christian Argument for Marriage Equality Is That the Bible ...

The Best Christian Argument for Marriage Equality I...

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Here's why millions of Americans are binge-watching Korean dramas

Here's why millions of Americans are binge-watching...