On Thursday evening, I attended an interfaith clergy dinner that featured four panelists who each answered the question, “How do we counter religious extremism?” I thought the panelists offered great answers […]
It occurred to me that we do indeed think of the Bible as something that has been “given” to us by God, when we should think of the Bible as a collection of texts to which we’ve given numerous interpretations throughout history. We think of the Bible as something that has given us a specific narrative about the world, without acknowledging that we are, in fact, the ones who assign and propagate biblical narratives.
I’m a documentary nerd. I’ve been known to spend an entire weekend watching true stories about topics spanning from American History to Zoroastrianism. This weekend, I watched two films about […]
What does it mean to live out your own spiritual truth? Can you say that you are honoring your journey by living it authentically? These are the questions that came […]
I came across a Youtube video today that left a pretty powerful impression on me. In it, a Jewish man (Rabbi Rami Shapiro), a Christian and a man whose spiritual […]
The phone rang this week and it was my former pastor, an old mentor from my days as an evangelical fundamentalist. We hadn’t talked in quite a while– so long, […]