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Rev. Earl E. Johnson


Getting It

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted June 14, 2012

Our current HuffPost Book Club pick is "What It Is Like To Go To War" by Karl Marlantes. We are talking about different aspects of the military experience over on our Book Club page; this entry was created as part of the discussion; go to the page to...

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks


Passover's Freedom Is Control Over Time

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks | Posted June 14, 2012

Celebrating Passover, as we've just been doing, I've been reminded of a very odd feature of the biblical story.

Jews read the books of Moses not just as history but as divine command. The question to which they are an answer is not, "What happened?" but rather, "How then...

Brian D. McLaren


Speaking Out Is Complicated (And So Is Staying Silent)

Brian D. McLaren | Posted June 14, 2012

For 24 years of my life, I was a church planter and pastor. At the beginning of those years, I would have gladly called myself an Evangelical. But those years coincided with the rise of the Religious Right, and at the end, Evangelical meant something very different than before.


Tsoknyi Rinpoche


Buddha Nature: 5 Tips In Tibetan Buddhism For Opening Your Heart And Mind

Tsoknyi Rinpoche | Posted June 14, 2012

Read More: Buddhism, Gps-Soul

1. Remember Who You Are

Deep within all beings is a kind of spark that lights and warms our lives. It's been called by many names in many different traditions. In the Buddhist tradition it's known as "Buddha nature"-- which is often described in terms of three qualities: boundless wisdom,...

Mustafa Akyol


Why Some Muslims Like America

Mustafa Akyol | Posted June 14, 2012

SOUTH CAROLINA -- More than a decade has passed since 9/11, but the stain put on the American perception of Islam by that tragic event has not faded. The crime of a few fanatic Islamists still shape the image of the world's 1.2 billion Muslims. Quite a few Americans, in...