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Heroes of 2014

Currently in the Public Square 


More Resources on Advent

Here is a rich assortment of material on the background of Advent, resources for practicing Advent, and reflections on its meaning.


More Resources on the Winter Solstice

Historical commentary, personal experiences, lore, and ritual — gathered here to enrich your Yuletide festivities.

American Buddhist Perspective

Thich Nhat Hanh Still in Coma

As the darkest days come and pass, many people across the world continue to hold Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) in their hearts.

The Pangea Blog

Why Christians Should Care About Hebron in the West Bank

Hebron is a city of division. Of violence. Of pain. Of apartheid. Of racism. Of militarism. Of despair. Of settlement.

Christopher Closeup

Balancing the Sacred with the Secular at Christmas

In my interview with Jonathan Jackson, Richard Lee Jackson, and Daniel Sweatt of Enation, I asked them how they balance the season with their families.

The Godless Congregation

How Should Atheists Celebrate the Holiday?

There are a lot of traditions your atheist neighbors celebrate, even the religious aspects of the season, albeit in their own secularized ways.

The Rogue

Sony Pictures Bows the Knee to North Korea and Fear

It is one thing to dislike how somebody portrays you and quite another to make threats, but that's apparently what's happening.

Wake Up Call

Musings on God and Life from an Expat Living in France

At 85 years old, Johnny is passionate about God and religion and life. He cares deeply about the state of mankind and where we are headed.

Anxious Bench

Give the Gift of Spiritual Formation and Neuroscience for Christmas

Rob Moll's recently released What Your Body Knows About God is helpful in understanding the work of transformation.

From Universal Studios and Legendary Pictures watch the trailer for "Unbroken"