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Is Faith Rational, Irrational, or Arational?

Currently in the Public Square 


Brother Against Brother. Slave Against Empire.

The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army.

Companions on the Journey

(Re)Discovering a Sensible God

Today I smelled God, I felt God, I heard God, I saw God, and I tasted God. After 61 years, I can say once again, "My God is a very sensible God!"

The Anxious Bench

Soviets and Sassenachs: Favorite Historical TV Series

How do these two popular television series measure up to my four criteria for good historical fiction?

Steel Magnificat

Seven Daily Demons and Seven Antidotes

In honor of Mary Magdalene, may we drive these seven devilish impulses out of our hearts and replace them with virtue.


Teaching the Bear Grip Mudra to Ken Wilber

In this video, I teach the Bear Grip Mudra to Ken Wilber and Kurt Johnson at the Interspiritual Movement in Colorado.

Tippling Philosopher

Chief Rabbi Challenged by 70 Rabbis

In the UK, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis calls for 'faith' schools to be allowed to select all of their places on the basis of religion.

Under the Ancient Oaks

Building Contemporary Indigenous Polytheism

Without a cultural context and foundation, a religious practice is at best weakened and may cause far more harm than good.

Radical Christian Millennial

7 Reasons Most Millennials Are Done With This Election

We just don't like these candidates. One of them is a narcissistic lying warmonger and the other is the idiot from The Apprentice.

Grace Is Messy

How My Marriage Destroyed My Shame

Marriage recovery after a spouse’s suicide attempt is not easy, but it is possible.

Raise the Horns

Lammas: A Square Peg in a Round Hole

Generally the eight sabbats of the year share something, with one big exception: Lammas/Lughnassa.

Faith on the Couch

5 Ways Spiritual Direction Can Change Your Life

Spiritual direction is the assistance given to help the directee pay attention to God's personal communication and to respond in concrete ways.

Religion Q&A

The Quran and the Treatment of Wives

What does Islam's holy book, the Quran, say about husbands beating their wives?

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The Street Librarian
The Street Librarian
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Food Equality Initiative
The Food Equality Initiative's allergy-friendly food pantry in Kansas City makes sure everyone has a seat at the table.
Life After Life
Jason Hernandez fights for the freedom of other inmates sentenced to life behind bars.
Patheos Exclusive Clip: Last Days in the Desert
Do You Believe in Miracles? | Street Spirituality
A Bridge to Better Health: the Work of Puentes de Salud in South Philadelphia
The ritual of tak bat—feeding Buddhist monks who are forbidden to feed themselves. More at 1 Minute Meal.