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Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion: Friedrich Nietzsche

Jordan Brady Loewen | Posted 01.27.2016 | Religion
Jordan Brady Loewen

Welcome back to the Religion: Theories and Methods series. This week we are exploring the history and methods of the Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. ...

Mutually Human

Amanda Waggener | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Amanda Waggener

Raise your hand if you remember watching Roots. Or Selma. Or Straight Out Of Compton. Keep your hand raised if you are a white person who felt some shame and even a little bit of guilt as you left the theater for what racist white people did in those films. Yeah, me too.

US Dismal Ranking in the World Betrays Serious Decline; Wake Up America!

David Oualaalou | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Given the current global chaos, which unfortunately our country is in the midst of, one wonders whether our badly broken tax system, political paralys...

What If Every Day Was a Parliament of the World's Religions?

John Halstead | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion
John Halstead

For five days members of the most diverse religions not only co-existed, but created community together. How was this possible? There was no proselytizing. And the conversation was intentionally inclusive.

Justice Beyond Anger

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 02.07.2015 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

Is there ever a place for righteous anger in the pursuit of social justice? I think you have to discern your answer. I think you have to use wisdom.

Richard Rohr: Advent As Wisdom (Video)

Travis Reed | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion
Travis Reed

How do we prepare our minds and hearts for the coming of Christ? Often, we speak of Advent as anticipating Christ's return and Christ's arrival, but how does that take place?

A Grandmother on "Debts," "Trespasses" and Flipping "Religious Freedom" on its Head

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Growing up, I began to understand that religious freedom, a bedrock of American society, indeed means no bossing anyone about religious beliefs -- not the government, not faith communities, not individuals and, looking at the present issue, not their corporations.

The Bohras: Understanding Shi'a Succession in a Muslim Community

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The passing of Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin, the 52nd da'i al-mutlaq of the Dawoodi Tayyibi Musta'li Ismailis, Friday in Mumbai left a community of approximately one million adherents mournful and bereaved.

'Til Death Do Us Part

Lisa Longo | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Lisa Longo

Any contract that has at its essence an invalid clause is in and of itself invalid. So to me, every marriage is invalid as long as two adults are barred from marriage. It is an immoral clause, and a moral cause.

The Year of Just Living

Ron Nikkel | Posted 03.22.2013 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

From time to time I will share my experiences. In the mean time I'd love to hear from you - What do you think that "Just Living" would look like in your corner of the world?

Church Court To Review Rebuke For Performing Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2012 | Religion

(Adds details from hearing) By Ronnie Cohen SAN ANTONIO, Feb 17 (Reuters) - A lesbian minister rebuked by the U.S. Pres...

My Church Has No Doors

Laura Mola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Laura Mola

It and whatever you want to call "it": a higher power, the universe, God, my moral center, Spirit, conscience, compass, heart, the better part of me, -- is inside of me.

Fighting the Ghost of Cheney Past

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

How do you fight a ghost? That is the dilemma we face as the bitter battle for rationalism and sanity rages on in the era of Cheney-Palin-Beck. The radical right of the GOP has perfected the art of misinformation.

Seth Colter Walls

Rick Warren: Sarah Palin Called Me For Advice On Tuesday | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin may not be taking questions from the press at the moment, but Pastor Rick Warren had a chance to ask her one yesterday when the Alaska gov...