Inspired by the original impulse of Occupy, I began gathering people for contemplative prayer and dialogues to cultivate wisdom resources for those of us who have quietly been working on building alternative structures for a new world.
When senseless tragedy occurs, people of faith often rush to explain and control. As finite human beings, we are limited in our knowledge and power, which makes us uncomfortable.
I cannot recall exactly when the idea of prayer began to change radically in my own life. Prayer, for me, used to stand as something separate from other parts of my life. But I have come to learn that real prayer is not so much talking to God as just sharing God's presence.
In an ever-evolving and modernized world, the faster the church stops telling people they are hopeless sinners and starts building them up, the better chance this archaic institution has to survive. And that's exactly what the Pope is doing.
When we host visitors at the Kingston synagogue, one of the questions they almost always ask is if there were ever other synagogues on the island. They are amazed to hear that there were several other Jewish houses of worship in Jamaica.
Together, my son and his hat charmed and brought joy to the many cold, sterile, and terrifying situations we had to endure.
Keep your friends close, and your religious friends closer.
Imagine for a moment a world where an entire generation took the view that it is more important that they determine who, not what, they want to be when they grow up.
Today, I'm hearing a lot more about people having mentors, advisers or therapists who enrich our lives. And I'm glad we have great professionals in th...
King Carl XVI Gustaf walked down the aisle with the Rev. Dr. Antje Jackelen, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden. We opened the prayer service for peac...
Our programmed mind -- our ego wounded self -- will always want to come in with false beliefs and need to control. Practicing the presence of love is to gently, and with great compassion, not allow our wounded self to be in charge of our thoughts.
I learned that spirituality can be a very enjoyable experience. Spirituality is not something that we do. Spirituality is a way of being that comes from living a heart-centered and soul-liberated life. So I decided to make prayer and meditation a normal part of my daily life.
"Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future." -- Robert H. Schuller Okay so now we've expanded our awareness and explored meditation, great! B...
The more incoming students contended with issues such as doubting their faith or feeling punished by God, the greater risk they appeared to be for a variety of addictive behaviors, from gambling to recreational drugs, a new study indicated.
For all too long I have pondered the question, "What is my purpose?" I have often raised my eyes toward Heaven and asked God, "What is it you want me to do?" I have even had the audacity to scream at the great above.
When I hear Dr. Kent Brantley thanking God for sparing his life, as well as thanking the public for their many prayers, I cannot help but wonder, What about the 1200 Africans who died of Ebola? Why were you spared but they were not?