Living TaoThe Power of Gratitude: Accessing the Energy of Your True Self
The trick is to rewire the brain so that positive thinking becomes normal and natural.
Glory SeedIs the Scientific Method a Form of Mental Illness?
Some of my scientist friends are often unable to get past the factness of things. Meaning eludes them.
Cosmos The In LostBenedict's Unequivocal Endorsement Silences Francis's Critics
All attempts to use Benedict against Francis must stop. Benedict used a special occasion to voice his full approval.
Holy RoverA School for the Soul: Richard Rohr's Center for Action and Contemplation
The building complex includes a labyrinth for meditation—the Labyrinth of the Dancing Christ. The name alone gives you a good idea of Rohr's approach to spirituality.
Schaeffer's GhostThe AFI Docs Highlight Life, Death, and Struggling Industries
A strong 2016 lineup continued to show how nonfiction films can delight, confound, and spiritually connect with viewers in ways that fiction filmmaking often does not.
Unfundamentalist ParentingTalking to Your Children About Other Religions
Here are four lessons I wish I was taught as a child. They better reflect a Christian understanding of world religions than what fundamentalism taught me.
ChrisicismsHalftime: The Best Films of 2016 So Far
Usually I reach the midpoint of the year and wonder if I'm going to be able to have enough to fill a top ten list in six months. Not this year.
The Anxious BenchWhat It Means to Say "I'm a Pietist" in 2016
Many equate Pietism with overly emotional quietism, too heavenly-minded to be earthly good, and yet a Pietist is what I am.
Religion NowDo People Still Worship Baal?
Ever since the authors of the Bible portrayed Baal as a wicked god, to whom worshippers would sacrifice their first-born sons, Baal has had an image problem.
Faith ForwardCultivating New Models of Sisterhood
My discernment began with stereotypes in popular culture that present Black women as unlovable, un-sisterly, and insatiable characters, which is simply not true.
New WineskinsThe Best Way to Keep High Schoolers Involved in Church
The lament is the same: once our high schoolers get their driver's licenses, they don't want to come to church anymore.
Notes from an ApostateBusting the Overton Window: An Interview with David Silverman
"We have the responsibility as humanists and Americans to call ourselves atheists, to de-demonize us, make us look larger in the polls, and take our rightful place at America's table."
Religion NowSetting the Global Table
The Global Food Security Act, which will help alleviate hunger for millions, has passed both the House and the Senate with nearly 130 bi-partisan co-sponsors.
Watching GodMatthew McConaughey Gets Spiritual in "Free State of Jones"
Throughout the movie, Knight and his band of fellow deserters and runaway slaves make strong delineations between God's way and man's injustice.