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Rabbi Alan Lurie

Is Faith the Rejection of Reality?

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted June 29, 2012

There seems to be a belief that "faith" is the rejection of the world as it is; a retreat in to fantasy and wishful thinking. As Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, "Faith means not wanting to know what is true."

Although it has become common to think of "faith" in this way...

Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Why Stay in the Church?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted June 29, 2012

One of the most surprising of all New Testament passages comes near the beginning of the Gospel of John (6:60-69). In that passage, some the disciples, after hearing some "difficult" preaching from Jesus, "returned to their former way of life and no longer walked with him."

Returned to their former...