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Gnosticism

How to Escape the Worry Principle

Richard Koch | Posted 12.16.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Richard Koch

Explore the depths of your "self." Hone your mind and your spirit. Excavate the best version of yourself. Keep digging -- there's a lot down there (or "up there" if you prefer). It's the task of a lifetime. Be creative -- you can create wonders.

5 More Great Concepts for Happiness

Richard Koch | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Not everyone is lucky enough to make generating knowledge their profession. But everyone who is happy finds meaning in what they do (whether paid or unpaid).

What Do Blank Paintings Mean, Starting With Yves Klein

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

There's seemingly nothing to be seen in or on them except for one color (or white or black) and some texture, maybe.

Yoga and Baseball: 108 Degrees of Harmonic Convergence

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Spring and baseball. Baseball and Spring. They arrive together just as surely as winter and spring converge at the vernal equinox.

My Nine Eleven

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

God, why would you let this happen? It does not make any sense. He could have run home to his family, but ran into the building instead. He laid his life down for the world, and I just watched. Why?

Shavuot: The 'I' Of Sinai And The Nag Hammadi Gnostics

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

My sense of the meaning of Shavuot, a Jewish holiday that begins in the evening on May 14, has been deeply transformed by an ancient teaching from the Nag Hammadi library, a collection of Gnostic texts.

Elaine Pagels On Revelation -- and Revelations

Greg Carey | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

Pagels attempts not only to explain the Bible's mysterious last book but also to place it in a narrative about conflict and suppression in early Christian history. The book features vivid historical imagination, along with helpful explanations and provocative, sometimes dubious, judgments.

The New Testament's Most Controversial Book: An Interview With Elaine Pagels On 'Revelations'

Posted 10.03.2014 | Religion

Combining visions, religion and politics in an apocalyptic drama, the Book of Revelation still captures our imagination 2,000 years after it was writt...

Lady Gaga And The Gospel Of Judas

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

Lady Gaga is setting off the Christian right again. In her new video, she sings over and over, "I'm in love with Judas." Is there anything redemptive, theologically speaking, about this song?

Religiously Queer

Donna Minkowitz | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Donna Minkowitz

As we celebrate Pride Month and the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising by LGBT bar patrons fighting back against the police, who were trying violently to arrest them, I wonder why more liberals and progressives don't seek to learn about a fascinating ancient theology called Gnosticism.