Everyone's a media critic, including Archbishop Sam Aquila who told KNUS radio host Dan Caplis last week the media is distorting Pope Fancis, in part ...
I took my time finishing the final episodes of True Detective. The twists and turns demand contemplative viewing, at least until the end. The detectiv...
As an atheist, I point out that I don't believe in the existence of any supernatural forces, including Yahweh, Satan, angels or devils. But I can make theological and strategic cases for embracing the mythical Satan.
The Bible series which premiered last March on the History Channel is just another example of how Hollywood often distorts reality in such ways to rei...
Historically, both liberals and conservatives have blended religion and politics, usually with disastrous results. We would do well to look to the past as we sort out the church-state issues we face today.
Ghost's success continues unabated with the release of an EP entitled If You Have Ghosts, which was produced by none other than legendary musician/rock impresario David Grohl (who also contributed as a drummer).
To suggest that your political opposition is made up of evil devil-worshippers kind of goes against the nature of pluralism and a democratic society, doesn't it?
So Satan's Birthday is coming up and I wanted to talk to an expert about it. Here's the transcript of a conversation I recently had with a Religious Studies professor about Halloween and the Christians who hate/boycott/are afraid of it.
A lot of Christians do not want to be seen as gentle, caring, loving, forgiving, or meek, and opt for more of a tough-guy image. That is human nature after all, to be perceived as strong and domineering. But did Jesus ever instruct us to be mild-mannered and meek?
Being tempted by the devil was the first incident in Jesus' ministry following his baptism, and since it was initiated by God, it should be taken as a foreshadowing of Jesus' lifelong battle with Satan.
Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...
To religious fundamentalists, this is yoga's most dangerous, un-Christian, sacrilegious teaching of all: That you are not innately broken, or flawed, or sinful. That there really is no god to worship but the one already present in you, waiting to be expanded.
Ghost is a sextet that describes itself as a cross of "death metal and pop music." There are certainly some elements of metal in their music, but nothing that even comes close to the skin-flaying assault of bands, for example, like Meshuggah, Dark Funeral, and the covens of fellow travelers in this genre.
After the initial fog lifted after my father's death, I began to consider my own vulnerability to more and more complicated complications that might arise out of my initial diagnosis, my treatment and all of the surgeries and hospital stays that followed.
As I wander through the land of environmental nonprofits, I'm always asking myself: What works? Because on one level, nothing is working. Every year more land and water is converted to human use.