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Phyllis Tickle

Remembering Phyllis Tickle: As Prophet and Portable Pastor

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 03.07.2017 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Phyllis Tickle would have been 82 on March 12. Instead, we are almost six months out from the day she died at home in Tennessee. By most accounts, Phy...

Daily Meditation: The Journey Of Lent

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.24.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Contemplative Authors We Lost in 2015

Carl McColman | Posted 12.29.2016 | Religion
Carl McColman

2015 was a year of loss for the Christian contemplative community. Two authors renowned as living contemplatives died this year, along with two others who if not known as contemplatives certainly expressed friendship and support for the contemplative path in their work.

Sinner, Savior, or Both: Reflections on Jesus, Salvation, and Phyllis Tickle's Memorial Service

Eric Elnes | Posted 10.20.2016 | Religion
Eric Elnes

Most Christians claim that Jesus cannot be both sinner and savior. Yet when Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, Luke tells us plainly that this baptism was for "repentance for the forgiveness of sins." Why would someone without sin undergo a baptism of repentance?

Phyllis Tickle: A Personal Reflection

Jack Levison | Posted 09.25.2016 | Religion
Jack Levison

Phyllis Tickle died in her sleep this week, after four months of living with cancer. Phyllis is known to the publishing world as a powerhouse.

Phyllis Tickle, Rest In Peace

Tony Jones | Posted 09.23.2016 | Religion
Tony Jones

Phyllis Tickle was there on the worst day of my life. More accurately, the morning after the worst night of my life. There she sat, along with Doug Pagitt, on the patio outside of her room at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego.

Phyllis Tickle Dead: Acclaimed Religion Writer Dies At 81

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.24.2015 | Religion

Phyllis Tickle died on Tuesday morning after being diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer earlier this year. Tickle is perhaps best known for launching t...

Author Phyllis Tickle: 'The Dying Is My Next Career'

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion

LUCY, Tenn. (RNS) Over the past generation, no one has written more deeply and spoken more widely about the contours of American faith and spiritualit...

What Is the Soul?

Jon Wortmann | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

We don't know what the soul is. That's what Phyllis Tickle said recently at a conference presented by the Servant Leadership School in Greensboro, ...

How an Episcopal Priest Is Using Stories and Humor to Teach Others About Christianity

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

The Bible is funny -- the stories of Sarah and Jonah and Zaccheus and Zachariah crack me up every time I read them; so do some of the conversations between Moses and the Israelites... We miss some of the wit and rhyme in translations, but much is still there in English."

Inclusive Jesus (and Others at Wild Goose) Now on the West Coast Too

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

I'm still hungry for the community faith can provide when its not busy judging others. I want to share that good news. And Wild Goose Festival is the place I've discovered that shares that vision.