Soundarya Lahari of Adi Shankaracharya extols the glory of Mother Goddess. Saundaryalahari consists of 100 shlokas. This particular...
Feast your eyes on this addition to the (sub)urban landscape: According to Topekasnews.com, "prayer booths" like these have been placed all over Kansas City, Kansas in recent months. Since the booths were put in throughout town several...Show More Summary
Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church and best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life, and renowned Drs. Daniel Amen and Mark Hyman are making their way around the TV talk show circuit this week. The trio is being interviewed about "The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life," the book they co-authored that was released Monday from Zondervan.
Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 5, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or he third day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu...
I did a bit of a double-take when I saw this press release hit my inbox: The Satanic Temple Offers Donation of Monument to Oklahoma State Capitol This is the group, you might recall, that performed a "Pink Mass" over the tombstone of...Show More Summary
The Dutch Senate, in a 49-21 vote, agreed today to scrap a 1932 anti-blasphemy law -- Article 147 of the country's Criminal Code.
It has emerged that Paul Walker's daughter, Meadow Walker, 15, encouraged the Hollywood actor to continue acting after turning 40. The "Fast and the Furious" actor was contemplating to pull back from his career to reassess his life and even "go in a completely different direction," but his daughter inspired him to carry on. Show More Summary
Florida families hoping to catch Disney's latest movie "Frozen" were recently horrified when the theater showed several minutes of a sexually explicit scene.
As a professor of Chicana/o Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, Robert Chao Romero has seen his share of students fall in love with social justice—and fall out of touch with their Christian faith.
THE ISRAEL FORGERY TRIAL BLOWBACK CONTINUES: Deutsch Files $3 Million Suit Against Israel Antiquities Authority (Matthew Kalman, Bible and Interpretation). Excerpt:[Robert] Deutsch filed suit on 28 November in the Tel Aviv District Court...Show More Summary
Varaha Purana is one of the most important Puranas. The Purana narrates the story of Varah incarnation of Vishnu. The Puran...
This began on Facebook, but I know of no reason why we shouldn't bring it into the blogging world which is where all the really good booktalk happens. (Ok, Goodreads excepted, but that is where I have made many good book talkin' pals.)I knew this would come my way as soon as I saw Jeff Miller did it. Show More Summary
[Author's Note: For my newest AlterNet article on atheist churches, I reached out to some friends and acquaintances who were involved with these organizations, including Korey Peters. Korey has previously written on Daylight Atheism about the Calgary Secular Church, the atheist community organization he cofounded, and was happy to help out for my new column. [Read More...]
My latest column is now up on AlterNet, Why People Are Flocking to a New Wave of Secular Communities: Atheist Churches. In it, I report on the Sunday Assembly and other so-called atheist churches now gaining in visibility and prominence: what they’re all about, what’s driving their growth, and what benefits they offer us. Read [Read More...]
In conjunction with this weekend’s opening of the Humanist Hub, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has issued a proclamation declaring Sunday to be Humanist Community Day: Whereas December 8, 2013 marks the first-ever public eventShow More Summary
What to Know and How to Pray Nelson Mandela has died. His life was a remarkable journey. Who is Mandela? Part Abraham Lincoln, part Rosa Parks, part Frederick Douglas, and part Martin Luther King, Jr., Mandela was the face of the anti-Apartheid...Show More Summary
South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday that revered former South African President Nelson Mandela has died. He was 95.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South African activist and president, has died at the age of 95 surrounded by his family at his home in the African nation he helped deliver from hundreds of years of racial segregation.
The legacy of the president who prized reconciliation has much to teach Christians about the necessity, the difficulty, and the limits of politics. Many readers will remember the apprehension and delight with which the world watchedShow More Summary
This eye-popping story is from today's Columbus Dispatch. I can't wait for the response from FOX News, Rush Limbaugh, and the fine folks at freerepublic.com. An Islamic flag and a Muslim prayer banner could be hung prominently in public...Show More Summary