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Religion and Spirituality

Peering Beyond Appearances in Religious Sociology

Andrew Luisi | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Andrew Luisi

To view it through one perspective is to miss the point entirely. Through interfaith dialogue, one peers beyond appearances in religious sociology in order to build and nurture acceptance and understanding in the world.

Spirituality And The Art Of Motorcycle Riding

Lance Simmens | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Lance Simmens

This is a story about serendipity and fortuitousness, luck and good fortune, beauty and love, and is restorative of an optimism that is too often dismissed in contemporary society.

The Loudness Of God

KidSpirit | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
KidSpirit

I have to let the loudness of God take me away to wherever I need to be. I'll still go to seven different churches and read through the piles of religious of books I've hoarded in my room, but they can't tell me anything compared to what God can tell me.

Happy Birthday, Soren Kierkegaard!

S. Brent Plate | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

On May 5, 1813, Søren Kierkegaard was born in a well-off home in the northern European town of Copenhagen. The Great Dane's works have found their way woven into fiction and philosophy, especially via that of the 20th-century Existentialists like Heidegger and Sartre.

Allah Or God, It Doesn't Matter To Me

Craig Considine | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

I'm a Catholic / but I think Islam is beautiful / Some think I'm interested in converting / No, I'm not / it just makes me think of the one above

Catholic Without A Church

Thomas Moore | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Thomas Moore

I am Catholic deep in my heart, though I don't practice in the accepted ways. I know there are many like me, waiting for a community modeled on the community around Jesus, who, in my view, didn't intend to found a religion but to inspire a sane and beautiful way of life.

Yoga and Psyche: The Marriage of Ancient Wisdom and Depth Psychology

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

What happens when the world's leading psychologists, cutting-edge trauma researchers, renowned modern yogis, and celebrated neuroscientists, all with ...

Of Ashes and Invitations

James M. Chesbro | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
James M. Chesbro

Many people think of Lent in terms of giving up indulgences such as chocolate or wine. What I'd like to give up this season is being hard on myself.

7 Tips For Keeping Your Faith

Posted 01.22.2013 | GPS for the Soul

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Atonement for Atonement's Sake

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

While I have never participated consistently in any form of organized Judaism, and while I cannot bring myself to believe in the magic of a "Book of Life" exactly, I am intrigued by Judaism's prescribed process for atonement.

Looking for the Divine Feminine in Israel

Rochelle Schieck | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Rochelle Schieck

I didn't see the Goddess honored in the Holy Land of Jerusalem, but I did feel her in the Holy Land.  I felt her swimming in the sea, in the clouds at sunset, with the flow of the river that goes through Tel-Aviv, in the peaceful quiet of the desert, and in the salt of the Dead Sea.

How Reading The Bible Changed My Life

Craig Kanalley | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Craig Kanalley

I want to thank God for somehow giving me this idea to read the Bible, cover to cover. It made me reflect a ton, learn a ton and I absolutely feel more spiritual, and more happy.

Spiritual And Religious: Growing Past The Artificial Divisions

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

Religion, in its essence, is simply the institution that has been established by human beings to collect spiritual teachings and practices in order to strengthen our connection to Spirit.

Yoga, Business and the Secret of Everlasting Youth

Francine Hardaway | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Francine Hardaway

About 15 years ago, after more than 25 years as a runner, I awoke one morning to incredible back pain -- as in, I couldn't get out of bed. Because I was in the habit of running, it never occurred to me to stop.

Religious, Not Just Spiritual

Laura Weinberg | Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion
Laura Weinberg

Spirituality can lead to a relationship with God, but religiosity demands the fulfillment of obligations to God.

The Differences Between Religion And Spirituality

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Where religion tends to breed separation -- my religion vs. your religion, my god is the only real god, my ethics are better than yours, etc. -- spirituality sees all people as equal.

Fresh Young Buddhist Teacher Kalu Rinpoche to Speak in Santa Monica

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 11.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

What if our education emphasized cultivating compassion, caring, open heartedness, ethics, insight and wisdom? What kind of person might we become if kindness and generosity were part of our daily lessons?

The Importance Of Being Spiritual AND Religious

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 11.05.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I get why people would create the dichotomy between spirituality and religiosity. But, as a Christian, it is by living with both the beauty and the brokenness of humanity that we discover who we are.

Explaining Our Relationship With God

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 07.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

The process of knowing and connecting with a God or spirituality seems to be a type of schooling which has distinct stages.

Don't Play with Israel-Palestine Maps

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

An editorial by Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief David Horovitz posits low expectations for success of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace tal...

Rep. Eric Cantor's East Jerusalem Tea Party

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eileen Read

If Obama can't make measurable progress on a peace process and Iran sanctions, we'll probably be seeing the Republicans moving in aggressively for the Jewish-American vote.

Toward a Broader Understanding of Religion's Functions

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

By expanding and deepening the way we frame the subject of religion, we can examine religious institutions and spiritual phenomena in a more productive way. Here's a model I find useful.

Greens Have Finally Got the Big Mo

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Since the summer, greens have had one good break after another. Unlike after An Inconvenient Truth, the latest dramas are not pop culture events, but political achievements inside the Beltway.

Christians: Send Your Jewish Friends "Thank You for Christmas" Greeting Cards

Katie Halper | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katie Halper

I would like to give birth to a new holiday tradition. Forget the happy Hanukkah cards. How about thank you notes?