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Gone Fishing

John Singer Sargent, Two Girls Fishing, detail, 1912via Arts Everyday Living Again, I'm headed out of town, this time to a place where I actually could fish (if I wished, which I don't). To Florida to visit my dear mother!We won't be dressed like this. Show More Summary

Pope Pius XII Celebrates the Queenship of Mary

From the archives of the Istituto Luce comes this wonderful newsreel report on an event of the Marian year proclaimed by Pope Pius XII, which ran from the feast of the Immaculate Conception of 1953 to the same date of the following year. Show More Summary

Story of Birth of Soma in Hindu Scriptures

21 hours agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

As per a popular story in the Hindu scriptures, Soma, the medicinal herb and moon god,... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Wednesday Link List

Welcome to the economy size link list. If you missed Friday here, we offered this explanation. Essay of the Week: “It is my contention that isolated communities which are suspicious of ‘the world’ are prime targets for pedophiles. One of those groups are the Amish.” A look at several case histories of abuse which, while […]

Pope prays for Ischia victims as Italy recalls bigger quake

21 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis is praying for the victims of an earthquake on the resort island of Ischia that struck as Italy prepares to mark the first anniversary of a far more deadly temblor on the mainland.

The Holocaust Survivor and the SS Guard

21 hours agoReligion / Judaism :

Judy Meisel is one of the last people alive who can help finger a former SS guard who tormented her at the Stuttof concentration camp.

A Jewish New Zealander’s view on Israel

21 hours agoReligion / Judaism :

Facts about Israel and Zionism to share with everyone.

LOOP: Trump demands funding for border wall

BORDER // In Arizona, President Trump vows: “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.” The President also hinted that he might pardon former sheriff Joe Arpaio. He criticized both of Arizona’s Republican Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain. IMMIGRATION // President Trump pushed the issue of immigration on his trip to [...]

New in the Forward: an essay on midlife and Elul

I just wrote my first piece for Scribe at the Forward. It's about the work of midlife -- and the work of this time in the Jewish year. Here's a taste:...Every life involves course corrections, and the midlife years...

When Not to Speak Truth to Power: Thoughts on the Historiography of the Social Gospel

Today's guest post comes courtesy of Guy Aiken. Guy graduated in May with a PhD in Religious Studies (American Religions) from the University of Virginia. His dissertation was on the American Friends Service Committee in Germany and Appalachia between the world wars. Show More Summary

When we become arrogant

A certain amount of arrogance is in all of us. We can’t help it. We want to make others aware of our station in life, the important people we know, our academic degree and certainly our vast knowledge [sarcasm]. But...

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple at Karol Bagh in New Delhi

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple at Karol Bagh in New Delhi is a shrine dedicated to the... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Bowling Green Theology on Tap

T onight I will be at "The Duck Shack" in Bowling Green, KY, speaking for the local Theology on Tap group about the saints. Specifically, I will be addressing what a proper relationship with the saints looks like and what the biblical proof is for that relationship. Show More Summary

Psalm 1: An In Depth Study Of The Psalter

Psalms is the Bible’s songbook. Written over centuries, it was finally compiled in the form that Jesus knew, and that we also know, in the post-exilic period, that time when Zerubbabel rebuilt the Temple in Jerusalem with Ezra, Zechariah and Haggai as contemporaries. Show More Summary

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