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Adam and Eve

Bigger Than Climate Change

Jeremiah Sierra | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Jeremiah Sierra

There's something I need to tell you all about myself. Recently, I've become one of those people with clipboards who stands on the sidewalk near Union Square.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' -- From the Personal to the Political

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Jane Simon, M.D.

To turn to the real world, it is not uncommon to find households in which one parent dominates another. The power play in turn impacts the children.

Conflict Isn't 'Crazy'

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

From the beginning of time, humankind has been faced with conflict. The story of Adam and Eve embodies one of the oldest struggles: between good and evil, or an alternate interpretation between innocence and knowledge.

The Eternal Recurrence of a Spotless Mind

Francis Levy | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Everyone is always told that you have to love your significant other warts and all. But what if he or she or it could journey to a parallel universe where none of their positive attributes would be marred by human foibles.

Eve and Adam (After a Crayon and Pencil Drawing By Francoise Gilot)

Brian Waldron | Posted 01.25.2015 | Arts
Brian Waldron

You didn't wait for my coughs to stop. You thrust more apple down my mouth without reason, punishing me, stuffing shards shouting, eat, eat, eat!

Autumn Equinox: The Day of Peace and Relationships

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

Today is the Equinox! The Sun transits from Virgo into Libra, initiating Autumn (in the Northern hemisphere). You might not even know it, but most likely you felt it somewhere in your body, mind, and/or soul.

What Is Your Soul Telling You?

Chava Tombosky | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

Before the great holiday of Rosh Hashanah, we have an opportunity to take the time to realign our spirit and to listen to the inner voice that needs much feeding if it is to be heard.

Adam And Eve Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Religion News Service | Chris Herlinger | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) If the story of the Garden of Eden is such a common cultural reference point, what more can be said about it? Plenty, at least judgi...

Taking My Baby to Kara Walker's Sugar Baby

Rev. Vicki Flippin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Vicki Flippin

Her latest work in Brooklyn is at the Domino sugar factory, a defunct warehouse that is set for demolition. Walker is taking this opportunity to make a statement about slavery, perceptions of black bodies, human exploitation, and the sugar-coating of history.

Why Did Eve Eat the Apple?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.21.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

Why did Eve eat the apple?

Leading Off: Parshat Emor

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

What does the word antelapsarian mean? And what does it have to do with Kohanim (priests)?

Oh, This Won't Offend ANYONE

Posted 03.09.2014 | Comedy

Look, if you were Eve and God told you not to eat from the tree of knowledge, you'd have one or two questions, right? Right. Since Eve was the firs...

What Did Eve Want? (Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7)

Greg Carey | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

Our popular imagination turns Eve into a receptacle for one set of our fantasies. Our fixation on Eve's sexuality causes us to overlook the story's major themes and what they might mean for our common life together.

The First Valentine

Boria Sax | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Boria Sax

Saint Valentine's Day is one of many holidays that are clustered around the beginning of spring, including the Roman Lupercalia, the Celtic Imbolic, t...

'Adam' Is HOW Old?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.30.2014 | Science

How old is our most common male ancestor? A new study indicates that the guy scientists call "Y-chromosomal Adam," or "Genetic Adam," walked the Earth...

Were There Mushrooms in Eden?

Morgan Guyton | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

What happened when humanity lost its innocence, as represented allegorically in the Eden story, is not that biological existence began, but that the harmonic balance of the food chain started to be skewed.

Questioning Darwin: One Man's Quest to Teach Science to Clergy

Rabbi Daniel Brenner | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Brenner

We asked ourselves what it would mean to be clergy who not only respected science's vision of a random, non-designed universe, but who preached the importance of taking a fresh look at our traditional theologies in the light of Darwin's brilliant discoveries.

Telling the Story of Humankind

Boria Sax | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Boria Sax

As scientists learn ever more about human evolution, it ceases to be a story at all, since any grand themes and patterns are lost in an enormous mass of detail. Many people today have almost no sense of a collective past.

"Unstoppable" Is a One Hour Sermon

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Genetic 'Adam & Eve' Uncovered In Surprising New Study

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 08.02.2013 | Science

Almost every man alive can trace his origins to one man who lived about 135,000 years ago, new research suggests. And that ancient man likely shared ...

Musical Duo From Planet Mawama Saves Comatose Earth

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

My Woshin Mashin sounds like a goofy name. For Hugo Simons and his wife, Bibi Tulin, it's a name the electronic duo created for their band. They came up with it by using what they call their mythical language, known as Mawamian, mingled with English.

Adam, Eve And We: The Tensions Of Fundamentalist Sexuality

Greg Carey | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Greg Carey

One look at a magazine rack confirms that we live in a dehumanizing, exploitative sexual culture. Unfortunately, fundamentalist sexual teaching suffers under the enormous burden of trying to prove its own superiority.

Leave the Pope Alone

Gilles Herrada, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Gilles Herrada, Ph.D.

He and his Church are not exactly the problem, and even less the solution. A hypothetical acceptance of same-sex marriage by the Roman Catholic Church will fail to provide what same-sex lovers need from spiritual leaders.

St. Valentine's Eden

Linda S. Schearing | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Linda S. Schearing

Ever since the story of Adam, Eve and their Garden was crafted, readers have returned to the first couple time and again to figure out how all couples should act. On Valentine's Day, interpretations of their story serve both as cautionary tales and as inspiration for couples in the 21st century.

Adam And Eve And You And Me

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

When there is only Adam and Eve -- only you and me -- then there's a kind of awakened awareness that comes to you, is there not?