In 1920, Orot ("Lights"), a collection of works by the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, was published, which included an essay c...
As more and more individuals self-identify as "Spiritual But Not Religious" (SBNR), we cannot help but notice the "not religious" as part of the identification. It is curious that a description of one's identity must rest on a negation.
The two billion Christians of the world and the several Christians still left in the United States do well to listen to the criticism which argues that they do not help seekers, being smugly satisfied with the incurious "finders" and "keepers."
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Humanity as a whole has never ever agreed about Who or What or Whether God is.
Another entry from my work in progress, An Opinionated Dictionary of Religion. Yoga: noun. A physical regimen that is also a spiritual regimen. ...
Several studies have indicated religion increases with age, with many returning to more active faith lives as they get married and have children. Contemporary cultural trends of young adults delaying marriage or embracing a single lifestyle may in part account for their lack of affiliation.
In an era of rapidly declining church membership and religious affiliation in America, Hayward has founded an online community to provide interaction and resources for people in search of 'spiritual independence.'
Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.
Where does that leave us who have pledged our lives to this apparently dying institution? As Jesus says numerous times in the Gospels, "Be not afraid."
When we visit the Magic Kingdom, we get to use our imaginations to allow ourselves to let go and play inside of a world that is a touchstone for the spiritual aspects inside each of us.
By bringing together a group of people gathered not because of their age, race, occupation, or wealth but because of their commitment to shared values and experience, the liturgy breaks down the divisions between us.
Could religion as we know it be ending? Could the future be less structured, more inclusive groups, giving to and embracing a God of love in ourselves, others, and nature?
Sunday's event in Paris in response to this reality was incredible and unprecedented: millions of people coming together in the name of unity. Perhaps its most important aspect was to show us that our world leaders can indeed walk hand-in-hand together in common cause.
In a recent article for the website of the Union for Reform Judaism, I generated some controversy by quoting two books by Christian authors. A few comments and even personal phone calls wondered why a rabbi would quote Christian sources when they are so many good Jewish ones.
Given the widespread departure from the Church in all its varied expressions, it is a legitimate question. Add to this the reality that the Millennial generation has not only left the Church but does not seem to be returning and you have a recipe for disaster.