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Henri Nouwen

To Be OK with the Blank Page

Cassidy Hall | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
Cassidy Hall

From my experiences at these various monasteries, I found that it wasn't until I sat through these things in silence and space that I could reach a much deeper and often darker place of self-discovery, which led and still leads me to more of my true self.

Moving Beyond Tribal Religion

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

Several years ago it dawned on me that most all of my spiritual heroes are unabashedly ecumenical. If you read their writings, you'll find themes of radical inclusivity, radical compassion, and radical identification.

World Vision: The Poor, the Gay, and the Wisdom of Solomon

Robert Hall | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion
Robert Hall

When we draw lines in the sand to separate us from other believers and from the poor we purport to serve, we are like two people on the side of a swimming pool fighting over doctrine while a child goes under for the third time.

Waiting With Ellie

Jessica Braun | Posted 02.22.2014 | Women
Jessica Braun

Ellie has spent most of her life waiting patiently. But this time, she is the one who will go first. And while she waits, we will wait with her.

Practicing Prodigal, Undeserved Love

Win Bassett | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion
Win Bassett

"God is not interested in morality or family values or issues. ... God is interested in reckless, transforming, surprising, undeserved, eternal, unconditional, socially unacceptable love for all sons and daughters."

God Is Not A Control Freak

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

Do we want a God who is all-powerful or all-loving? We can't have both and be satisfied with a God who permits the Holocaust, genocide, war and tsunamis.

Anderson Cooper, Welcome To The Club!

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 09.06.2012 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

Not the gay club, to which he has belonged for a while. Rather, the club of those whose character is questioned because they didn't come out earlier. In place of the more difficult work of questioning a culture's character, it's easier for pundits to question a celebrity's character.

Editing Henri Nouwen

Robert Ellsberg | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Robert Ellsberg

Henri Nouwen worked with many editors in his life. As it turned out, I was the last. I would not have foreseen this.

Is Time Spent Online Cutting Into The Clergy's Prayer Time?

David Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

Christian clergy are keeping pace with technological advances, a trend that should only grow stronger as a younger, more wired generation takes their place in pulpits, according to a new study.

Thomas Merton, Mark and Miracles

Mark Shaw | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Shaw

For me, hitting the ripe young age of 65 meant that having my own kids was near impossible. To have a child and grandchildren I never knew existed is a dream come true.