Friendships are among our most valuable assets. Acquiring quality companions—those who will laugh with us in good times and stand by us during trials—requires shared commitment and an investment of time and energy. Healthy relationships thrive on...
Like authors Ryan and Josh Shook, I grew up in a Christian home. Years ago, I remember giving my testimony to the church high school group and being very clear that it wasn’t enough to simply ‘adopt’ the faith of your father and mother because that’s all you had; you had to take ownership of […]
Continuing on with our coverage of the Chartres pilgrimage, we turn to the third and final day of the pilgrimage. After a long journey, the pilgrims finally arrive at Chartres. The Solemn Mass which closes the pilgrimage was then celebrated by Mgr. Show More Summary
Did Pope Francis perform an exorcism? The Vatican says he did not intend to do one... Plus: The Way of St. James, a 1,200-year old pilgrimage Full story: Religion News Briefs, Tuesday, May 21, 2013
US Supreme Court building, front elevation, steps and portico. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case out of New York involving public prayer at governmental meetings. The case, Town of Greece v. Galloway,Show More Summary
Tapt Kund is a hot water spring near the famous BadrinathTemple. Devotees take a dip in this holy water before having darshan at...
One of the things I'll miss about this Rabbis Without Borders Fellowship, when it formally ends after this week, is the routine I developed this year of driving to the train station and taking Amtrak into the city, then walking...
It sounds so positive and affirming. After all, everyone deserves to have a ton of self-esteem, right? With all the bullying and other belittling behavior which takes place these days, doesn't it just make sense that we should want all people to hold themselves in high esteem?
David W. Stowe Magee now Many RiAH readers will know the name Malcolm Magee and be familiar with Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture he directs; some may not. Let me take this opportunity to draw attention to the ISCC, which has sponsored a remarkable number of productive intellectual happenings over the past decade. Show More Summary
As darkness fell on the tornado-ripped community of Moore, Okla., and the severely damaged areas surrounding Oklahoma City on Monday, at least 91 people, including children, were reported dead as the search for survivors continued. Many...Show More Summary
The shooting case has become the mother of all fauxtographies.
The story associated with the origin of Pataliputra is mentioned in the Katha Saritha Sagara. Once there lived a wise man named Bhojika. He...
Setting the record straight.
Two of the younger conservative voices in the nation explain why marriage needs to be preserved for the next generation—their own.
The administrator of the Buddhist Forum, an Internet discussion group, introduces prospective discussants to Buddhism by writing stuff like this. “The ancient Vedic society from which Buddhism emerged understood the self or ego as eternal and unchanging -- the true...
A tornado in Oklahoma killed dozens of people this evening and flattened whole neighborhoods in certainly the most destructive tornado in decades. Winds faster than 200 miles per hour were recorded, and at one point, the tornado measured over two and a quarter miles wide as it ripped through a suburb of 55,000 people. read more
In Hinduism, Buddha is often mentioned as the 9th avatar of Vishnu. We celebrate Buddha's birthday - "Vaisakhi Purnima" or "Buddha Jayanti" - which falls on May 25, 2013 - with this article on the Buddha's relation with Hinduism, his reform movements and his refining of Hindu beliefs.... Read Full Post