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Are You Culturally Appropriating Buddhism?
Asian cultural practices are — with painful frequency — stripped of their context and meaning.
You Still (Might) Need To Know The Bible To Be Culturally Literate
Society is secularizing, but our religious roots are hard to shake
According to an ancient Chinese legend, Confucius, Buddha, and Lao Tzu all tasted vinegar and found it to be sour, bitter, and sweet…
How to Trust God With Crushing Disappointment
We were on our way home from a retreat. I got to share my poetry and then offer my poetry pieces for sale. My heart felt full. Not only did…
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It. Was. Amazing.
Rachel Levine Nemhauser
A Love Story
Affirming Truth Through the Lens of Love
J Robert Eagan
Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Cult of Isolation and Fear
A story about the destructive power of false beliefs
Ryan M. Weisgerber
The Sacred Story of Shamanism
Around 3,750 generations ago, terrible new afflictions began to overtake certain people in the old tribes of man. Then, after overcoming…
Now More Than Ever
Dispatch from this one muslim you know.
Love Knows No Bounds -Even in Death
Connections are everywhere.
Retooling The Middle-aged Pastor
By Tripp Hudgins, Middle-aged White Dude
Bad Romance: Christianity and Nationalism During the Great War
In many ways, World War I was, and remains, a scathing indictment of Christianity.
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Life among LDS: The newcomer
An account of life in the first week of being a reporter in Mormon country: Lessons in LDS, free bikes, loaner longboards.
Losing their religion? These are the world’s most atheistic countries
World Economic Forum
The Inner Mastery of Self
We all seek the inner mastery of Self, even if we don’t realize we’re doing so. However, when it’s a focused experience the benefits of…
The Person I Couldn’t Forgive — Me.
When forgiveness gets personal
‘My College Girlfriend Thought the ‘Mormon Dick Soak’ Would Preserve Her Virginity’
Some call it “soaking.”
C. Brian Smith
Brunch During Ramadan
It happened in Virginia, where so many of the parts of my life that keep me Other happen. Once, a Somali lady (a head shorter than me, slim…
A Guide for Meeting your Guru
When the student is ready, the Master appears
We were wrong the whole time.
What we thought we knew.
The Fading Art of Philosophy
“I think it [philosophy] used to be an enquiry into what’s true and how people should live; it’s distantly related to that still, but I’d…
Rev. Barber: An open letter to clergy who prayed with Donald Trump
The Scripture cautions us to lay hands on no man suddenly, lest we become a party to his sins.
William J. Barber, II
Nuns are suing to stop a pipeline—because they believe the earth is sacred
A win could change the way environmentalists fight pipelines.
Having Faith in Your Art
This post will offer more questions than answers or assertions, and it starts with one question: What is a Christian’s role if she is an…
The Devil & the Lorde: A look at the politics of pop sorcery
A pinned tweet with a sophomore album bubbling underneath. A twenty year old songstress perching on white linen. Black dress. Dark hair…