The Gift of Difference

[This post by Brad Hirschfield is part of a roundtable discussion on the new book Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism by Rajiv Malhotra, now featured at the Patheos Book Club.] Being Different is a bold attempt to harness the insights and inspiration of dharmic tradition which is almost always limited, at least [Read More...]

Moving Beyond Binaries

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[This post is part of a roundtable discussion on the new book Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism by Rajiv Malhotra, now featured at the Patheos Book Club.] Rajiv Malhotra lays some of the most crucial insights of Indian philosophy on our front step in Being Different: A Challenge to Western Universalism. In the package [Read More...]

The Difference that Matters

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[This post by Dr. Rita Sherma is part of a roundtable discussion on the new book Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism by Rajiv Malhotra, now featured at the Patheos Book Club.] There is difference that matters and difference that really does not. In Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism, the [Read More...]

Towards an Honest Pluralism: Responding to “Being Different”

“The sheer range of religions represented led me to assume that they have few presuppositions in common. This assumption was supported by the fact that the main reason they meet is in order to learn about each other’s traditions.” Nate Gonzales, undergraduate student at the University of Southern California, made this astute observation in a [Read More...]

More Than Enchanting: Beautiful and Empowering

By Crystal St. Marie Lewis Jo Saxton’s book, More Than Enchanting: Breaking Through Barriers to Influence Your World, offers some very beautiful faith-centered reflections about issues that affect modern Christian women. I appreciate that a large portion of her book is devoted to encouraging Christian women in leadership, especially in an age when conversations about [Read More...]

7 Ways to Breathe Life Into the Words You Speak Online

What are some of the most life-giving words someone has spoken to you online? Choose words that release a life-giving fragrance and impress a beautiful image on the souls of others. #LiveSticky [Read more...]

Today’s Focal Practice: A Visit to the Park

[This post is part of a conversation on focal practices from the new book Living Into Focus by Arthur Boers, now featured at the Patheos Book Club.] I find life when I go to the local park and I’m not the only one. All kinds of focal practices happen there. Whenever I show up, I find [Read More...]


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