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Resurrecting Jesus, The Revolutionary Mystic

Posted 04.19.2014 | Religion

Adapted from Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic by Adyashanti. Copyright © 2014 by Adyashanti. To be published by Sou...

LOOK: Holy Week Observed Around The World

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion

The Christian Holy Week begins every year on Palm Sunday and culminates with Easter the following Sunday. It is a time of worship and reflection on Je...

Staying Awake With Jesus (a Sermon on Matthew 26:36-46)

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Rev. James Ellis, III

When the Judas' of your life betray you, showing up in the middle of the night with a "no knock" warrant, turning peace into chaos, know that Jesus is awake.

On Good Friday, If You Can't Say It in Front of the Rabbi, Don't Say It at All

Lillian Daniel | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

On Good Friday, if you can't say it in front of the rabbi, don't say it at all. But don't assume you have to water it down either. Because if we can not respect each other's uniqueness and difference in public worship, how will we ever go deep enough to get to the really important questions that clergy desperately want to ask?

Pope Francis Is All About The #Selfie

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion

On Sunday, Pope Francis delighted the crowd at St. Peter's Square when he hopped off his popemobile to take a few selfies with those gathered followin...

Daily Meditation: Palm Sunday

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Palm Sunday Photos From Around The World

Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion

Christians around the world celebrate the beginning of Holy Week with Palm Sunday; a day that commemorates when Jesus entered Jerusalem and was greete...

Pope Francis Goes Off-The-Cuff In Palm Sunday Homily

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in...

Hosanna! Celebrating Palm Sunday

Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion

Palm Sunday is a Christian holy day that marks the beginning of Holy Week and commemorates Jesus' entry into the city of Jerusalem. In 2014, Palm Sund...

Jesus the Strategist: Part II

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

By the time Jesus got to the outskirts of Jerusalem, the Jewish leaders -- the priests, the Pharisees, the Sanhedrin -- were concerned about the large number of people who apparently had joined up with him. Was Jesus about to launch a campaign to anoint himself as the expected Messiah?

Palm Sunday Ponderings: Jesus and Those in Need

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Many Christians focus on Jesus as a triumphant figure. We crave a powerful Jesus who can come into our lives and make a triumphal mark.

Palm-powered Protest (Matthew 21:1-11)

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

On Sunday, shouts of "Hosanna" will ring in city parks and street corners, in church courtyards and city squares. Pastors will shout in the crisp morning air as they read from the day's gospel passage Matthew 21:1-11.

Jesus the Strategist: -Part I

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Palm Sunday is only one week away. Have you ever stopped to think about what Jesus did the week before the original Palm Sunday?

The Observance of Lent

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.01.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

This coming Wednesday, March 5, is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Let's take a look at the historical emergence and spiritual significance of the Lenten season.

Obama, Israel And Holy Week

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Obama is not a religious leader, and he did not enter Jerusalem as Jesus did. But he should have focused on brokering peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, which would ease hostilities throughout the Middle East.

Pope Francis Opens Holy Week With Palm Sunday Service

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, encouraging people to be humble and young at heart and promi...

Palms, Matzah, Our Planet And The White House: A Religious Act Of Civil Disobedience

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Yesterday, along with 14 other religious folk, clergy and committed "laity," I was arrested for standing at the White House with signs and songs, reciting the names of more than 100 people who had been killed by one result of the climate crisis: Superstorm Sandy.

Introducing Holy Week's Dangerous Jesus

Charles Redfern | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Charles Redfern

My childhood's tame, cultivated Jesus couldn't seize a temple or sweat blood in a garden or mount a cross -- and he'd shun the morning light even if he were raised from the dead. Such a Jesus may seem comforting, but He is not life-giving.

Passover/Holy Week: Challenging Climate Pharaohs, Climate Caesars

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

We invite you to draw on that "template" for an action, modifying it as best meets the needs and outlook of your community.

Between Sundays: Holy Week And The Importance Of Weekday Christians

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

To me, the most comforting part of Holy Week is not the waving of triumphal palms on one Sunday morning, or the flowers and joyous hymns on the next. It's what happens in between.

Why Did Jesus Go To Jerusalem? A Holy Week Reflection

John Dominic Crossan | Posted 05.31.2012 | Religion
John Dominic Crossan

Did Jesus go to Jerusalem to get himself killed? If he did, why, in the tinder-box atmosphere at Passover, did it take him so many days to get his wish?

Palm Sunday Songs: Music That Celebrates Jesus' Entry Into Jerusalem

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion

Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that marks the beginning of Holy Week and commemorates Jesus' triumphant entry to the city of Jerusalem. In 2012, Pal...

The Day Clare Divorced Her Family In Order To Follow God

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 05.29.2012 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Eight hundred years ago, 18-year-old Chiara Favorone, whom we now know as Clare of Assisi, went to church in the morning with her family. It was a Sunday, but not just any Sunday.

Mad For God: Palm Sunday On April Fools' Day

Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 05.24.2012 | Religion
Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore

But allow me a Lenten season confession of a penchant for the practical, the rational, and the empirical. I love science. I always have. Science does not depend on belief.

Occupy Holy Week, Occupy Passover: Dancing In The Worldwide Earthquake

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The week evokes memories and teachings about resistance to tyranny, racism, economic inequality, ecological disaster and militarism. Remembering this past, we should renew our work to resist these evils in the present.