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Spiritual Seeker

Post-Religious Post-Spiritual Seekers

Martin Marty | Posted 01.06.2016 | Religion
Martin Marty

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."

"Are You Jewish?": Judaism and the Future of Faith

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

On my way to visit my student pulpit in Ohio several years ago, I helped a man dressed in traditional Hasidic garb with his luggage. After thanking me politely, he turned to me and asked, "Are you Jewish?"

Once a Soldier, Today a Heartist. The Journey From External Demand to Guidance From Within

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

after 40 years of wandering in my internal desert, I was able to transform my fearful obedience into love and acceptance of the truth of my heart. I reclaimed my choice.

You Still Alive? Prove It

Mark Morford | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Pay to suffer? Happily choose discomfort, electric shock, hypothermia, foul mud, getting smacked in the face by a giant, padded pole by a leering race employee at the finish line, just for the hell of it? Just for a great profile pic? What sort of masochism is this?

Moon Struck!

Donna Henes | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

I was 10 years old when the moon first beckoned to me. The call came in the guise of a homework assignment. Miss Lusk, my much-loved fourth grade teacher, told us one propitious day to go home and compose a poem.

The Case For Certainty

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

My hope is for a new spirituality that is based equally on the attainment of existential certainty and the ability to embrace complexity, subtlety and nuance.

Freedom in Prison: Grace Is Here, Too

Gangaji | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living

We can each discover what lives freely, both inside and outside. We can recognize what is at peace, regardless of particular circumstances. We can find ourselves in all.

Church Growth In The Southern Baptist Convention

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 04.10.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

I am hopeful that based on the efforts of church planting in the major cities of New York even in alternative life-style communities is a sign that the Southern Baptist Convention is reassessing its policies of exclusion.

A Contemplative Life: The Final Stage Of Spiritual Pilgrimage

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

I am moving beyond spirituality and its program of self by becoming more contemplative. I judge less than I ever have before. I try to listen carefully.

The Rule Of Benedict For God Seekers

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

The search for God is a very intimate enterprise. It is at the core of every longing in the human heart. It is the search for ultimate love, for total belonging, for the meaningful life.

After A Century, Why Mysticism Still Inspires

Carl McColman | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Carl McColman

Underhill emphasized that mysticism was not just for the religious elite, but for anyone who truly sought to live a transcendent life that unites the present moment with the glory of eternity.

Spirit Is Higher (VIDEO)

Tom Huston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Huston

Here, in Mother India, was a society in which the intuition I'd been seriously pursuing since age 16--the sense that Spirit is higher and more important than anything else--was simply taken for granted.