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Killing Yourself Too Late -- Rearranging The Psychic Furniture With Nihilist Emil Cioran

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall How does this thought hit you: "I live only because it is in my power to die whenever I want; without the idea of suicide...

Millennials and Spirituality: The Religion Professor as Secret Agent, a.k.a. Danger Man

John Stroup | Posted 12.02.2015 | College
John Stroup

Welcome to Christianity in the Ivory Tower, or a guide to the inner knowledge and folk wisdom of The Village. For starters: the more Americans, espe...

'Is It Time To Separate Church And State Marriages?'

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) What’s the surest way conservative pastors can avoid any government mandate to perform same-sex marriages? According to one prominent religiou...

There Are No Irreligious People

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Religion is that part of our being that gives expression to the human craving for transcendence. In our often ugly world, religion does not tell us what is but what should be.

Farewell Rob Bell (or, John Piper's Inferno)

Christopher LaTondresse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher LaTondresse

John Piper, an elder statesman of the neo-reform stream of American Christianity, triggered an online firestorm over the weekend. The controversy is over the content of Rob Bell's next book.

Phoenix Controversy Highlights Rift Between Catholic Hospitals And Church Leadership

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service An umbrella group of Catholic hospitals is backing a Phoenix hospital that was stripped of its church affiliati...