Welcome to the web home of veteran religion writer Bob Smietana.

Here you can read some of my work, enjoy some great religion stories, and find out a bit more about Reorganized Religion, which Publishers Weekly called " a must-read for anyone invested in the fate of the American church."

"Faith harms and heals. It pulls us apart and binds us together. It builds cathedrals and burns down cities. It gives life and brings death.

Asking if religion is good is like asking if music is good. Or food. Or. politics. Or baseball or books or art or science or any other human endeavor.

Religion is human. And it matters."