May 2011

Perfectly Human: An Impossible Goal by Jessica Bigby

My friend Jessica Bigby has offered a Perfectly Human post before: "Walking Toward Freedom." In it, she talks about what it meant–both physically and spiritually–to start learning to walk without her canes. Recently, I learned from Jess that after years of assuming that skiing ...

Want Some Help Praying? Free Copies of A Praying Life on Kindle

Recently Peter and I took a walk together. We were talking about some trouble Penny's had in school lately. Peter said, "Do you want to pray?" And so we did. It was easy, refreshing, and totally unusual for us.

After nearly two decades as a practicing Christian, I still have ...

Quote of the Week: Benjamin Franklin

So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.

-Benjamin Franklin

Responding to bin Laden's Death: Buddhists, Catholics, Evangelicals and More

There's been a fair amount of reporting on the celebrations that followed immediately after news of Osama Bin Laden's death, with people swarming Times Square and flocking to the White House to cheer and dance and start a party.

But members of various religious communities have ...

Hints of Providence: An Interview with Carlos Eire

Years ago I read Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, by Carlos Eire. It was written in the wake of the Elian Gonzalez affair, and Professor Eire (he teaches at Yale) wrote his memoir of growing up in Cuba before Castro took over. Last fall I heard Prof. Eire ...

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