Easter has arrived and the long journey of Lent is over. At church on Sunday, Pastor Dave proclaimed, "Christ has Risen." The congregations responded ...
For most of my adult life I haven't been so sure about God. That such a mighty and glorious thing could exist seems far-fetched. And the Easter news -- of the Resurrection -- has seemed way too good to be true.
I had the date on my calendar for weeks: a Shabbat dinner with some of the couples in my "Love and Religion" class. We've gotten together several times over meals and I knew that nobody has any eating restrictions besides "kosher style."
Eggs at Easter recall the resurrection of Jesus. Since eggs were not eaten during the Lent period preceding Easter, the stored-up eggs were especially enjoyed on Easter. Fortunately, egg shaped chocolates ensued.
Apparently, given the rhetoric and revelations of this political season in the United States, we still have a great deal of work to do. Would somebody please shut the windows of heaven, that the saints need not hear our current discourse.
On that Sunday the stories of a coming savior swept through the crowd. Could this finally be the promised one? Could he overthrow the bad guys? Could he restore our nation?
Known as the "Lourdes of America," el Santuario de Chimayó, 40 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage ...
As I continue my rocky spiritual journey through Lent, I notice that I am still, as always, seriously guilty of what the Buddhists call clinging. Westerners might call it greed, getting attached to the temporal and earthly at the expensive of things eternal and divine. Greedy clinging is not good for you, wise folks of every tradition will tell you. It'll make you suffer.
I am a graduate of Duke Divinity School, located in the heart of the campus of Duke University. Once a year, if I am very fortunate, I find myself in...
We aren't Catholic, but I decide for Lent I'm abstaining from insults and digs, mocking and malice. Cold turkey, I'm giving mankind a break. (No, I don't plan to binge on Easter -- did you see her hat? What about those shoes?)
Ultimately, I decided to give up the state of distractedness from my mission-critical creation projects for Lent. Here are the exact steps I took:
Barbara Brown Taylor -- professor, author, theologian, Episcopal priest and a woman TIME magazine once designated one of the world's most influential people -- seems to be as flummoxed by the prayer question as I am.
I am one of the pastors serving St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Va. This year, during the journey through Lent, we are encouraging each other in the faith practice of Sabbath-keeping as a way to "Return to God, Rest in God, Discover Delight in God."
Last week I wrote about Savitri Hari, a Hindu woman who finds the sacred in the small, menial things of the world. Tori Isner, a Native American, also finds the divine in -- to me -- unexpected ways.
"Arms stretched out behind you, grasp your hands behind your back... lift your gaze and open the heart" The yoga instructor gently continues to remind...
Lent is an opportunity to take up a spiritual practice, as opposed to superficially avoiding sweets. Learning how to listen for the sake of building solidarity is an essential practice for progressive Christians.