Entries tagged with “Religion”

“Overcoming” Original Sin

Rabbi Rami Shapiro answers questions from S&H readers. “How do you overcome Original Sin?”

3 Lessons to Learn From Conversations Between Science and Religion

Science and religion aren't enemies. A healthy conversation between them offers valuable lessons.

5 Risks of a Spiritual Path

Discover potential pitfalls for the spiritual seeker based on two decades of research.

A Coequal Helpmeet

Rabbi Rami Shapiro answers questions from S&H readers. “I’m engaged to a man I met in Bible study. He asked me to be his helpmeet the way Eve was Adam’s helpmeet (Genesis 2:18) ... What do you think he means?”

A Zen Master's Guide to the Bible

A short introduction to the world’s first Buddhist Bible study group.

Addressing Trauma Through Yoga Practice

Hala Khouri has been a yoga teacher for over 25 years. She is a therapist and somatic experiencing practitioner. She uses her practice to address trauma, stress, and anxiety on a spiritual and physical level.

Advocating for Black Muslim Wellness

Kameelah Mu'Min Rashad is the founder of Muslim Wellness Foundation and the Black Muslim Psychology Conference. She is a fervent advocate for social justice, activism, and mental wellness in the black Muslim community.

Against God

Against God? Whose god? “It is difficult to be against the god of another’s imagining without having the other imagine that you are against them as well.”

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.

Bad Gods Make Good People

In a recent study of the impact of religious beliefs on human behavior* researchers found that those who believe in a punishing god are more likely to avoid cheating than those who…

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: In Search of Wisdom

A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most

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.

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.”

Care of the Soul: A Chapel of One's Own

Instead of going off to a monastery, you can bring the monastery to the secular society. In common areas in our towns and cities we could install more and better places for contemp…

Christian, Queer, and Here

Reverend Jes Kast is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the United Church of Christ, she is a fervent fighter for the LGBTQ+ community, and a deep believer in the radical power of spiritual love.

Close to the Ground: Even in a Brothel

When I first started out on this meditation path decades ago, I was awed by the people who would show up at the Zen Buddhist Temple for the 5:00 a.m. services and sit like mountain…

Close to the Ground: Sisters Shouting at Gods

I was raised to be a good girl. Embedded in this phrase was the admonition to never talk back to my elders, and I did OK until I was six years old. Then one summer Sunday, itching …

Contemplating the Festively Feathered

This holiday season is for the birds.