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Pursuing Wisdom: Is something true because it’s Christian or Christian because it’s true?

Jack London

Eric Blauer Jul 31, 2014

I was asked an interesting question after a recent chapel service in which I had read a piece on the dangers of life from the author Jack London.

Mommy, minister and unmarried: Single mothers in the pulpit

(RNS1-JULY 31) Leslie Callahan presides over a child dedication service at St. Paul's Baptist Church in Philadelphia. For use with RNS-SINGLE-MOMS transmitted July 31, 2014. Photo courtesy St. Paul's Baptist Church

Lauren Markoe Jul 31, 2014

When Philadelphia’s St. Paul Baptist Church hired the Rev. Leslie Callahan as its first female pastor, in 2009, she was nearing her 40th birthday and the tick-tock of her biological clock was getting hard to ignore.

Grab a buddy and meditate

Flickr photo by Balint Földesi

Tamara Milliken Jul 31, 2014

I hope the long space between this post and the last, on gentle tips for your meditation practice, has been filled with the art of slowing down and honoring the transitions throughout your day.

State Dept. should act on Pakistan’s religious freedom violations, watchdog group says

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Brian Pellot Jul 31, 2014

An independent religious freedom watchdog panel has welcomed the State Department’s annual religious freedom report and its list of the world’s worst offenders, which had laid dormant for three years.

Words of Everlasting Life

The phrase "Let there be light" used metaphorically over the door of a Carnegie library, in Edinburgh. Garyjohlc/Wikipedia

Christi Ortiz Jul 31, 2014

As the Spirit hovered over the waters of creation

and your Word was spoken

“Let there be Light”

The GOD who washes feet isn’t the god atheists see

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Ernesto Tinajero Jul 30, 2014

Leading up to my turning 50, I reread the farewell discourse of Jesus found in John 13-17. As read it, I thought of many of new (gnu) atheists and my trouble with them.

Spokane Buddhist Temple celebrates Obon Festival for second year

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Vincent Allen Jul 30, 2014

Over the weekend volunteers stood outside the Spokane Buddhist Temple on Perry Street to invite guests to experience Japanese Buddhism, as the congregation celebrated the Obon Festival.