Entries tagged with “Christianity”

“This is the oppressor’s language…

…yet I need it to talk to you.”

5 Questions for Bishop Carlton Pearson

A former Pentecostal bishop, and at one time one of evangelical Christianity’s most prominent rising stars, Carlton Pearson lost his following and was rejected by the fundamentalis…

A Centering Prayer

"After experiencing silence and surrender in yoga, I returned to ancient Christian prayer techniques and postures with renewed interest and a willingness to be playful. In the process, I discovered prayer practices that have opened places in my heart to which I didn’t previously have access."

A New Way to Worship

I am all about being a human awake to God manifesting as all life.

A Priest Finds His Other Religion

The word aikido combines three Japanese words that resonate with theology or spirituality. “Ai” means “joining/reconciling/harmony/love”; “ki” is “energy/power/-spirit”; and “do” i…

Alejandro Mandes Is Opening Our Eyes to Our Multiethnic Future

Dr. Alejandro Mandes’ book “Embracing the New Samaria: Opening Our Eyes to Our Multiethnic Future” has one ultimate goal: unity.

An Animal Rosary

A new way to pray that combines an ancient tool and a modern perspective.

An Old and Surprisingly Helpful Definition of Sin

What if we define sin as “anxious self-centeredness”? When we empty ourselves of lower energies, what takes their place?

Are You Closer to Muhammad Than to Jesus?

Last summer, the University of Birmingham announced a startling discovery: two manuscript pages carefully stitched into an ancient copy of the Qur’an in the university library prov…

Beyond

Buddhist and Christian PrayersTina Turner, Dechen Shak-Dagsay and Regula CurtiThe hauntingly beautiful opening “Alleluia” gives way to a Buddhist chant, then blends the spirit of t…

Body Prayer for Every Day

Engage your whole body in prayer. “Body prayer tries to eliminate the dualistic frame of mind and reminds us that the body is good.”

Book Review: Embracing New Samaria

A book by a Mexican-American evangelical minister from Minnesota (via Laredo), written for fellow “Jesus freaks” intent on making new disciples, planting new churches, and seein…

Book Review: Grace Without God

Grace Without GodThe Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular AgeBy Katherine OzmentHarperWaveI’m a spot-on “none” as described by Katherine Ozment. Growing up in th…

Book Review: Hallelujah Anyway

“Anne Lamott is the spiritual writing world’s Ernest Hemingway.”

Book Review: Healing Spiritual Wounds

Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God after Experiencing a Hurtful ChurchBy Carol Howard MerrittHarperOneMany of us turn away from organized religion—even G…

Book Review: Rooted

Lyanda Lynn Haupt loved being raised Catholic. The mysterious, untamed nature of the faith as she received it—and its ecstatic saints like Thérèse of Lisieux—illuminated the goodness of the created world.

Book Review: The Secret of Life

The Secret of Life: How Anyone Can Be Truly Happy by Garrett Toren shares how to live a happy, fulfilling life.

Book Review: Undivided

UndividedA Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to PeaceBy Patricia Raybon and Alana RaybonTHOMAS NELSONA Muslim, a Christian, and a lapsed Catholic walk into a book r…

Book Review: Yoga Mass

YogaMass is a welcome new addition to the breadth of spiritual nourishment.

Calling for a New Kind of Christianity

Brian McLaren is a prolific author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. He is a former church founder and pastor and is a leader in what is being called “Emergence Christianity.”