Michael Kress

Writer & Editor - Religion, Spirituality, Values


Michael Kress is the VP of Editorial and Managing Editor at Beliefnet.com, and the former editor-in-chief of MyJewishLearning.com. Michael is an experienced freelance journalist whose articles on religion and spirituality have appeared in Newsweek, The Dallas Morning News, Slate.com, and many other newspapers, magazines, websites, and books. He is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and Yale. This website contains several of Michael's articles and links to others that are found on the web. See the latest below:


An article from the Dallas Morning News (July 2004).

NEWEST: An Unorthodox Education
Looking back on my Jewish day school experiences.
Published in the Forward, Jan. 2010

Blessing the Sun
A rare (every 28 years) ritual.
Published on Beliefnet, April 2009

Another Opening Day is Here
Thank God for the New Baseball Season.
Published on Beliefnet, April 2009

Video: Interview With Me
Watch me being interviewed about the top spiritual films of the year.
Published on Beliefnet, Jan. 2009

Hollywood's Most Powerful Christians
These 12 powerhouses are at the top of their game in movies or TV
and are unabashed about their Christian faith.
Published on Beliefnet, October 2007

Lessons from My Daughter
A Father's Day tribute to Adira
Published on Beliefnet, June 2007

Children of Noah
They live like observant Jews and quote Talmud
like yeshivah students. So why aren't they Jewish?
Published in Moment magazine, October 2006

Exploring the Alliance
A review of "A Match Made in Heaven" by Zev Chafets
Published in Sh'ma magazine, May 2007

Hare Krishna at 40
Once reviled as a cult, they've abandoned
airport proselytizing for life in the mainstream.
Published in Newsweek, July 2006