It's official: the end of the Easter season. Pretty soon, in fact, the church will settle in for a long summer of what it calls ordinary time. But not yet.
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Snake-handling is senseless, of course. But it's also daring. It's the lure of ecstasy. The rush of religious adrenaline.
What makes the Tantric Buddhism of Tibet more mysterious than the Buddhist traditions that gave us mindfulness and lovingkindness? This simple question has at least three right answers.
Americans are disenchanted with liberal religion because they crave religious passion and because they are disenchanted with religious institutions and leaders who are seem genuinely afraid of religious feeling.
The more mojo, hoodoo and juju we can send through the power of our collective will to Team USA in South Africa, the more likely it is for our dream to come true.
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