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The Christian blogosphere’s been busy

The Christian blogosphere has been busy these last few days, as one of us after another has weighed in on Ross Douthat’s New York Times Article, “Can Liberal Christianity be Saved?” Some of the reflections have been insightful — see, in particular, Diana Butler Bass’ argument that Douthat has misread the data and, thereby, incorrectly confined a broad decline in American Christianity to certain denominations.

Being Pagan

There's something to be said about being Pagan in a world where being Pagan makes you an automatic Satanist. I'm originally from Southern California.

The possibility of transcending personal beliefs, part 2

In part 1 of my series, I shared a story involving two of my former students, one an agnostic young woman, the other a young Islamic man from Pakistan, and how we experienced a rare and profound moment of transcending our differences to discover each other’s humanity.

Going on a Mormon mission

By the time you read this, I will be on a Mormon mission!  I won’t be able to write for the website during that time due to the strict lifestyle missionaries are required to have, including no Internet!

How often do you pray?

How often do you pray?

Prayer and night sounds

“Forgive me, Lord, I have never prayed for them.”

This confession occurred at 2 a.m. one night after some loud commotion outside my window jolted me awake.

BRIEF: Meditation group to focus on serenity, insight

The Spokane Concentration Meditation Group will host its next meeting, “A Honed and Heavy Ax: Samatha and Vipassana in Harmony,” on July 1.

Local resident Brian Gavin will lead the meditation instruction and reading.

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