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February 13, 2019
Were Jesus and Mary Magdalene Lovers?
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November 07, 2018
Finding God without Church (Spirituality for the Rest of Us)
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July 23, 2018
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July 16, 2018
6 Easy Ways to Reignite Your Spiritual Flame
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When we look at our lives, we often tend to view them as broken into...
May 01, 2018
The cure for loneliness. (It’s not what you think)
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January 29, 2018
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The essayist and cartoonist Tim Kreider has a great riff on how we seem to...
January 09, 2018
When Life Sucks: Enduring a Dark Night of the Soul
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November 17, 2017
The 10 Keys to Happier Aging
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November 13, 2017
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October 25, 2017
Are you giving life your full attention? Or cheating it?
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May 10, 2017
Will you meet the 3 criteria to get into Heaven?
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April 20, 2017
Marriage Advice from an Unlikely Source: Jesus.
If you’re like me, a lapsed church-goer who still considers themselves spiritual in nature, you...
March 03, 2017
What’s Love Got to Do with It? Everything.
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December 16, 2016
How to Become a Mystic—with One Simple Practice.
Christmas offers an opportunity to get in touch with your mystical side. We are all...
December 08, 2016
Moving from the darkest of days to the light of Christmas.
During the dark, heavy days of late-fall and winter, I find myself retreating within, spending...
November 07, 2016
A 10-step guide to starting your own spiritual practice. (No church required.)
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September 22, 2016
Rewriting Jesus: A New Take on the Gospel of Matthew.
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May 11, 2016
A 10-step guide to being “spiritual but not religious”.
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February 17, 2016
Thomas Moore, Aretha Franklin and the Meaning of Soul.
Thomas Moore writes about it. Aretha Franklin sings with it. But even though they’re approaching...
December 16, 2015
Let’s put Santa back into Christmas.
It’s that time of year again—the time when many Christians begin whining that the true...
December 07, 2015
Were Jesus and Mary Magdalene a couple?
I’ve been reading a book titled Jesus Behaving Badly, and it reminds us that the...
October 17, 2015
Five Steps to a Better Day: Starting a Morning Ritual.
I was recently listening to a podcast by the author Tim Ferriss (The Four Hour...
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Moving away from formal religion—toward a one-to-one relationship with God.
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