Entries tagged with “Faith”

A Faith Beyond Belief

Around the world, people tell stories of Nasrudin, a sometimes bumbling and often clever spiritual teacher of the ancient Middle East who was better at navigating the depths than t…

Book Review: Hallelujah Anyway

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

Celebrate Advent: A Time to Wait, Improvise, and Survive

While Christmas embodies birth, new life, and hope realized, Advent is about pregnancy, uncertainty, and faith in fearful times.

Embracing Enchantment

Look beyond Santa and enjoy inspiration from elves, the fae, and other not-so-hidden creatures.

Excerpt: Learning to Walk in the Dark

Download a free excerpt from the new book by Barbara Brown Taylor

Faith After Doubt: Explore Spirituality With Doubt

In his new book, Faith After Doubt, the author, speaker, activist and public theologian Brian McLaren talks about why doubting faith is both so painful—and so necessary.

Faith and the Family: When Our Beliefs Differ

When loved ones challenge our deepest beliefs, is it even possible to agree to disagree?

Free Pray State

Missourians vote tomorrow to save prayer in the public square. A proposed amendment to the state’s constitution would protect a person’s right to pray in public, and would allow st…

Friday Night Lights Author Talks Faith and Fatherhood

Buzz Bissinger on his latest book, Father's Day.

God Always Answers Our Prayers

God always answers our prayers. Sometimes the answer is “no.” You’ve probably heard this said dozens if not hundreds of times. It’s God’s “Get Out of Jail Free” card. In other word…

How Spirituality Affects the Physical, Mental and Social Well-being of People Going through Cancer

Spirituality and religiousness play a key role in the health and well-being of cancer patients.

I Have Failed, Part 4

I seem to have opened a can of worms, and I invite you worms to post your comments on the blog rather than emailing me directly. I can’t respond to each writer, and I have to move …

iFather Who Art(ificially) in Heaven Hallowed Be Thy Code

Contributing editor Rabbi Rami ponders the Sanctified Theomorphic Operators of the future.

Jennifer Rothschild: Finding Light in the Darkness

Rather than limit Jennifer, blindness opened the door to a tapestry of achievements.

Keep the Doubt

I am often told to keep the faith. The truth is, however, I prefer doubt. Faith is about clinging to answers that cannot be proven, while doubt is about wrestling with questions th…

Let the Competition Begin

People attending the new Islamic Center of Murfreesboro will have to pass by thirteen crosses erected by the neighboring Grace Baptist Church. According to the local paper (Daily N…

Making Meaning in Spite of Tragedy

Rabbi Rami Shapiro counsels us to love neighbors and strangers as ourselves.

Methods for Strengthening Our Faith

At certain stages of the journey your faith is strong, but then sometimes it quivers a little bit, so you have to find ways to explore your doubts.

Minimalist Religion, Maximalist Faith

Contributing editor Rabbi Rami asks whether you're a maximalist or a minimalist when it comes to religion and faith.

New Books: Enlightened Aging, Chant, and a Memoir of Darkness

Open your mind to a different way of seeing, with these selections from Spirituality & Health. Click the title to read the full review.The December Project An Extraordinary Rab…