Spirituality

Spiritual “Spring Cleaning” for the Holidays

It was Ash Wednesday and I was working from home all morning.  Procrastinating, I logged on to Facebook and read a spate of status updates from people who were giving up chocolate, caffeine and...

EXPLORING THE DIVINE FEMININE

Some newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla show what many see as evidence that the early Christian church had women priests. But The Vatican quickly dismissed the claims of the Women's Ordination...

on moses and jesus and the purpose of religion

"at the beginning it was the encounter...all real life is dialogue" - martin buber will social transformation be a consequence of enlightenment, or is enlightenment a consequence of social transformation? i will argue that both...

Finding His Voice: Our Toddler Fills House with Jewish Song

It always sounds a little bit like Passover at our house. Nearly every day, our 3-year-old son sings Dayenu. He warbles it in the bathtub. He belts it out as he strums his ukulele...

How Much Are You Willing to Pay?

A few weeks ago at a library bookshop I picked up a book that I’d been meaning to read for a long time, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship. I’m glad I read the...

The Vision and Mission of Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru

Gurucharanam Saranam Santhigiri Ashram was founded by Navajyotisree Karunakara Guru in the year 1968 at Pothencode, 21 KMs away from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. It is emerging as the global capital of spirituality where...

blog talk radio import

Episode 14: Interview with Elizabeth Cunningham Listen to the replay or download the MP3 to your computer. Melissa Studdard talks with Elizabeth Cunningham, novelist, poet, interfaith minister, and counselor. Cunningham is the direct descendant of nine...

The Other and Julian’s Promise

In contemporary discussions of religion and religious discourse the notion of God’s alterity, or “Otherness,” is often foregrounded. This rhetorical gesture, very nearly a commonplace, derives from the philosophical work of Emmanuel Levinas and...

The Bow Of Love

Love bent down to listen to what was in your heart, and found only good there —that you wished to impart.   Love then became a rainbow that bridged the infinite sky, to bring to others all that it had heard, so...

Your one wild and precious life

The unconventional rule-breaker Chris Guillebeau has written a book - The Art of NonConformity - that has struck such a deep chord in me. A chord that is resonating down to the inner cave where...