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Monasticism

Thinking About Following Your Dream? Just Double Up on Your Lexapro (Part 2)

Shawn Askinosie | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Shawn Askinosie

When I told my wife, Caron, that I wanted to start a chocolate factory and quit my law practice she looked at me calmly, lovingly and asked, "Can't you just double up on your Lexapro?" "No," I said "it's not that simple.

Going Monastic: Thoroughly Modern Woman Experiences an Ancient Rule

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

Judith Valente is an award-winning journalist, poet, speaker and retreat leader. Atchison Blue is a book about sisters at Mt. St. Scholastica, in Atchison, Kansas, and the lessons Judith learned from witnessing their lives as they live out The Rule of St. Benedict.

Learning Generosity at Burning Man

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 12.11.2013 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

Burning Man gives me a clearer idea of how to serve in God's kingdom, because God's reign is not just what happens when you die. It is continuous with the way we live right now.

Why We Can't 'Move On' from Race -- And Why We May Want To

John Backman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
John Backman

None of us, on our own, can change an entire culture. We can, however, choose to move through the world differently. If enough of us make that choice, who knows where the conversation on race -- and many other issues -- might go?

A Visit To The Mount Athos Of America

Thom Nickels | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion
Thom Nickels

The rhythm of the chanting and prayers produced a transcendent state that erased discomfort. After a while, I almost forgot that I had legs. The sensation was a little bit like floating.

Conversation With A Spiritual Icon

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Certain individuals usher us into great moments in our lives. I was a guest speaker at a Kentucky campus in the early 1960s when, to my surprise, I received an invitation to visit one of the world's renowned religious leaders, Thomas Merton.

Seeking God? Careful What You Ask For

John Backman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Backman

If you decide to pursue a deeper connection with God, hang on tight. It may be quite a ride.

An Evangelical Goes To Mass

Tim Suttle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Roman Catholic mass can be a stolid exercise, perhaps even more so during Midday Mass at Conception Abbey in rural Nodaway County, Missouri.

The Artist And Monk Are One

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

Basic to art are the very qualities demanded of the monk: single-mindedness, beauty, immersion, praise and creativity. The merger of one with the other makes for great art; the meaning of one for the other makes for great soul.