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Joel Harrington: Why a 14th-century mystic appeals to today’s ‘spiritual but not religious’ Americans

The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of them, however, are atheists or agnostics. Many of these people believe in … Continue reading

December 23, 2018 · 3 Comments

Naomi Shihab Nye: Different Ways to Pray

There was the method of kneeling, a fine method, if you lived in a country where stones were smooth. The women dreamed wistfully of bleached courtyards, hidden corners where knee … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Charlie Brice: Soulium

Having doubts about why you are alive, why things happen as they do, why religious fanatics burn people alive, take off heads, shoot unarmed cartoonists, destroy ageless art works, hang … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Jose Padua: The Color of Bourbon and Other Observations on the Landscape of the Valley Where We Live

. This past Saturday, Heather, Maggie, Julien, and I were going south on Route 11 just outside of downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia. We were there for a quick, cheap, winter getaway … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: America’s 5 Favorite Ways to Ignore Jesus

America’s Best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers, announces American Christians’ fondest ways to thumb their noses at Jesus and any of the pesky things He may have told them.   Mrs. … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Erik Leo: Spirituality without Religion

Originally posted on All Things Creative:
What is spirituality without religion? In a nutshell it is leading a conscious life, doing good and as little harm as possible, without adhering…

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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