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Entries by Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. from 04/2012

Life and Death, Mercy and Dominion, to Love a Dog

| Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion

To be "at the mercy of" is a strange expression when applied to the animals who live with us. Yet that's what came to mind yesterday, when my dog of over a decade died. "

The Name of God, to Have and to Hold?

| Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion

There is a long-standing tradition that no person, no mere mortal, should presume to possess the name of God. The Name, as the reasoning goes, is a holy thing, a handle on the divine not to be trifled with.