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The Sacred Art Of Listening

Krista Tippett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Krista Tippett

Bonhoeffer tells us, "He who can no longer listen to his brother will soon be no longer listening to God either ... This is the beginning of the death of the spiritual life."

Finding Faith, Doing Service In Haiti

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

They don't meet many Jews and I was certainly the first rabbi they ever encountered. To them I was a minister to the chosen people of God and Israel was the Promised Land.

The 8 Biggest Myths About Life's Mysteries

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Lanza, M.D.

Switching our perspective from physics to biology undoes some of the biggest "facts" we've been taught about the world, including life and death, time and space, and God and the universe.

In The Watson Era, Will The Computer Be Servant, Master, Or Savior?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

I confess that in a quasi-religious way I have long been intrigued by the concept of a godlike computer, and Watson has kindled that interest back into flame.

Addiction: A Spiritual (Love) Void

Trina Hayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Trina Hayes

The more that I am surrounded by addiction the more I am reminded of the words of my daughter's counselor from treatment and they were "all addiction ...

Thirsty For God: A Meditation On Water

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

While you ponder, pray about, and respond to the critical issue of physical thirst, though, take a moment also to consider your spiritual thirst.

Are Rational Religious People All That Rare?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

To me, our goal shouldn't be getting rid of religion -- it should be about moving beyond the "Santa Claus" view of God to create a more sophisticated theology.

'I Just Called To Say I Love You': Reflections On The Multiple Meanings Of Love

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

When we use the word "love," what exactly are we talking about? This is complex and confusing territory, for sure.

How To Find The Holy Grail Of Joy

Ann Voskamp | Posted 10.05.2011 | Religion
Ann Voskamp

I think the fall in Eden was ultimately a failure to give thanks. It's strange how we'd rather live tripping and stumbling than murmur that one word...

Are We All Egyptians?

Laura Mola | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Mola

"We own their Army. They won't fire on their citizens. Don't worry." An Arab friend calmed me in one instant while the next found me thinking: who is ...

An Open Letter To The Atheist Community

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

Certainly we can open by agreeing that all human beings should be respected and (assuming no egregious misdeeds) spoken to with civility.

Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions

Liz Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Black

If you're religious to the point you refuse evolution as a concept, this is not the play for you. But for the rest of the world, Coming is that bitch-slap that will shock you and leave its impression after you leave.

Modern Medicine: Healing or Stealing?

Judith Acosta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith Acosta

I am as certain as I can be of anything in this fallen world that my father did not go into medicine to get rich or famous; now it's a different story.

Foxhole Faith: The Value Of Prayer When We Are Vulnerable

Rick Hamlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rick Hamlin

What if you haven't talked to God since your now-I-lay-me-down-to-sleep days and you're not even sure God exists and then you're hit with a devastating loss or an emergency trip to the E.R.?

Choosing Naivete About Egypt

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

If Americans are so "exceptional," do we need to examine whether or not the stated values of American society are being lived at all?

Islam And The Innate Beauty Of Human Nature

William C. Chittick, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
William C. Chittick, Ph.D.

The quickest way to get at the notion of innate human beauty is to reflect on the Judeo-Christian principle of the divine image, reaffirmed in the Prophet's saying, "God created Adam in His form."

The Religious Case For Less Civility And More Passion

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

All this talk about civility is beginning to make me uncomfortable. Civility refers to courteous and polite behavior. But courteous and polite behavior is not, in and of itself, a religious value.

Moving Beyond A Human Image Of God

Jeffrey Small | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

The view of God as a supernatural being like us, only more powerful, is one of the principal reasons behind the rise of atheism in the Western world and the spiritual apathy of many people today.

The Exorshtick

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ian Gurvitz

So as far as The Rite goes, it's got some pretty big cloven hooves to fill. But no matter how good the hype, I won't see it.

Worshiping God, Not The Bible

Matt Idom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt Idom

It is not through the bible that I am found. No, that is more about the one God I understand the bible to be revealing.

Children And Prayer

Lee Bennett Hopkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lee Bennett Hopkins

Prayer can become a comforting time when all of the world problems can be turned off, when children can feel calm and at peace.

Who Does God Like To Hang Out With? Psalm 15 Sheds Some Light

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

The psalmist struggled with this question: Who is worthy of membership in God's "club"?

6 Paths To God: The Path Of Disbelief

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

You might be surprised to hear of agnosticism or atheism as a path to God. But, in my experience, believers have often found themselves on this path.

Are We 'Nones' Becoming A Virtual Congregation?

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

You don't have to go to church to know God. As far as I can tell, Jesus himself seldom attended any "organized religious" gatherings of his day.

Rush Address at Minority Telecom Council's 2011 Broadband and Social Justice Summit

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

In terms of the media, communications and technology industries, minority businesses and entrepreneurs risk falling even farther behind their white counterparts. If we don't take aggressive measures we'll continue to fall behind.