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Entries tagged with “Christianity”

“This is the oppressor’s language…

…yet I need it to talk to you.”

5 Questions for Bishop Carlton Pearson

A former Pentecostal bishop, and at one time one of evangelical Christianity’s most prominent rising stars, Carlton Pearson lost his following and was rejected by the fundamentalis…

A Centering Prayer

"After experiencing silence and surrender in yoga, I returned to ancient Christian prayer techniques and postures with renewed interest and a willingness to be playful. In the process, I discovered prayer practices that have opened places in my heart to which I didn’t previously have access."

A New Way to Worship

I am all about being a human awake to God manifesting as all life.

A Priest Finds His Other Religion

The word aikido combines three Japanese words that resonate with theology or spirituality. “Ai” means “joining/reconciling/harmony/love”; “ki” is “energy/power/-spirit”; and “do” i…

An Old and Surprisingly Helpful Definition of Sin

What if we define sin as “anxious self-centeredness”? When we empty ourselves of lower energies, what takes their place?

Are You Closer to Muhammad than to Jesus?

Last summer, the University of Birmingham announced a startling discovery: two manuscript pages carefully stitched into an ancient copy of the Qur’an in the university library prov…

Beyond

Buddhist and Christian PrayersTina Turner, Dechen Shak-Dagsay and Regula CurtiThe hauntingly beautiful opening “Alleluia” gives way to a Buddhist chant, then blends the spirit of t…

Book Review: Grace Without God

Grace Without GodThe Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular AgeBy Katherine OzmentHarperWaveI’m a spot-on “none” as described by Katherine Ozment. Growing up in th…

Book Review: The Secret of Life

The Secret of Life: How Anyone Can Be Truly Happy by Garrett Toren shares how to live a happy, fulfilling life.

Book Review: Undivided

UndividedA Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to PeaceBy Patricia Raybon and Alana RaybonTHOMAS NELSONA Muslim, a Christian, and a lapsed Catholic walk into a book r…

Book Review: Yoga Mass

YogaMass is a welcome new addition to the breadth of spiritual nourishment.

Can Religion Save the Planet?

Unleashing the power of their faith on tough environmental problems, today's "ecovangelists" ask: Can religion save the planet, or will the planet save religion?

Care of the Soul: A Crack in the Sky

I live in what’s called the Monadnock region of southern New Hampshire. I have been here, in several different towns, for 20 years. If I can make another 20, the locals may acknowl…

Care of the Soul: The Path to Utopia

If anyone thinks that the parables of Jesus are meant to be helpful moral tales, they should ponder the one about the workers in the vineyard. A landowner hires people to work for …

Christian Fasting: A Spiritual Practice for Now?

Christians (and non-Christians) can embrace fasting as a way to overcome our deep-rooted idea that the spirit and the body are separate.

Christian Mystics

365 Readings and MeditationsBy Matthew Fox“Christendom adjusts itself far too easily to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world far more than the…

Creative Spiritual Practices for Your Family this Lent

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Does Religion Divide Your Family?

This week in Restorative Empathy: How can a former atheist tell his conservative Catholic family he's Protestant? Dear Angela, After years of obstinate atheism and combative agno…

How an Earthier Christianity Might Save Us

An interview with author Fred Bahnson about the limits of activism and what an earthier Christianity might look like.

How Do I Not Get Angry with Fundamentalists?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Lectio Divina: Divine Reading for the Here and Now

Lectio Divina is an ancient Christian practice that can give you a fresh take on any text.

Memento Mori: A Practice for Living

Memento Mori: Remember your death. It may seem grim, but it's an ancient practice meant to invigorate your life.

Mrs. Jesus

What is it with these Coptic Christians? Last week one them started a murderous global protest with his asinine and offensive “movie” about the Prophet Mohammad (PUH), and now Harv…

My Year in White

A sociology professor records her experiences.

No More Warrior Gods

"If anything we are simply better armed fanatics salivating in anticipation of our God’s call to war against the infidels and their idols. But one fanatic’s idol is another fanatic’s God, and religious war is always percolating beneath the surface of human affairs."

One Nation Under God?

Can individual states establish a preferred religion? “Lots of Americans believe the United States is a Christian nation, as opposed to a nation established by Christians.”

Overcoming the History and Failings of Papal Infallibility

Infallibility was a “nineteenth-century novelty” gone wrong

Putting on the Mind of Christ

Putting on the Mind of Christ: The Inner Work of Christian SpiritualityBy Jim Marion, Foreword by Ken WilberHampton RoadsAmerican mystic and author Jim Marion believes that “t…

Rabbi Rami: Can God incarnate as both Christ and Krishna?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Rabbi Rami: How can I overcome my fear when hearing Allahu Akbar?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

re/VIEW: Diana Butler Bass

Diana Butler Bass reflects on her sixth decade on earth, the current state of Christianity, and how writing about Jesus can be laugh-out-loud funny.

Rediscovering the Rosary

Not a rosary person? No matter your beliefs, you may be surprised at the power of this famous tool.

Resurrecting the Universal Christ Consciousness

Growing up in a conservative Christian family, I was taught to believe that being a “true” believer—and therefore getting “in” to heaven—meant worshipping Jesus Christ as my one an…

Rewiring My Brain

“So, what are you doing now?” my well-meaning friends would ask after I had quit my job with no apparent employment or other occupation in sight. The only honest answer I could give was to say, “I’m rewiring my brain.”

Tablet Wars

Posting the Ten Commandments in government buildings may soon become legal in Tennessee, and I for one am all for it. After all this is a central Jewish document, and if Tennessee …

Taking the Ashes

Many people keep their religion to themselves, worshipping within the stoney confines of a safe, secure sanctuary. Sara Miles, who feeds the poor out at an Episcopal church in San…

The Apostle Paul: A Misunderstood Progressive?

"In this narrative, Paul—the man formerly known as Saul who had a dramatic conversion while on the road to Damascus—is the first and greatest hijacker."

The Crack in Everything

Don Lattin is slashing the price of his book Distilled Spirits for Christmas, charging only $1.99 for the e-book between Dec. 20-27. Then it's back to $9.99. Click HERE for the Kindle Countdown Deal.

The Heart of Money: ​ The “Fine Print” Commandments We Give Ourselves

Columnist Paul Sutherland offers a new path that embraces inclusivity and truth.

The Labyrinth: A Journey Back Home

“We need to go on a journey sometimes—whether it’s walking a candlelight labyrinth in a Gothic cathedral or running the trail behind our apartment. The goal is to come home new.”

The Real War on Christianity

America is an ideal that can never be completely fulfilled. That’s not something to be disparaged but celebrated: we are always looking to live our values in more and more expansiv…

The Second Coming

What if Jesus Is Buried in the Galilee?

The Subversive Wisdom of Jesus and Buddha

  We were talking about the spiritual benefits of doubt, and about a Buddhist teacher I once studied with who stressed the importance of keeping a “Don’t Know” mind.  B…

Two Great Minds, Two Spiritual Conversions

Don Lattin writers about Gerald Heard’s impact on Aldous Huxley in Distilled Spirits—Getting High, then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk. To learn more, go to www.donlattin.com.

What’s the Difference Between Jesus and Christ?

You’re a hypocrite. You don’t believe in heaven or hell, and yet you let people who do get away with it. Why not just tell them they’re wrong?If you want to dialogue deeply with pe…

When Religion Becomes Lethal

When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity, and IslamBy Charles KimballToday, when even a small number of religious zealots c…

Why I'm Not A [Blank]

A couple of weeks ago during a Q&A session after a talk I gave I was asked, “Why aren’t you a Christian?” I was intrigued by the question and its corollaries: Why I’m not a Muslim,…

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