Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    Some pastors say their job is not to endorse political candidates. It is to make sure that their church members vote and “that they understand what’s at stake,” says Pastor Jeffery Daniel. More

    September 21, 2012 | Comments (18)

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    “We often think of meditation as being primarily a solo activity, but there is a communal aspect even though you’re in silence… I think that communal aspect is part of what helps build that habit of heart over time,” says Pastor Cathy Abbott of Arlington Temple United Methodist Church. The church hosts daily silent group meditation for people of all faiths. More

    September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

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    We talk with Rev. Frank Wade, interim dean of the Washington National Cathedral, about the value of cathedrals in a twenty-first century world and the role a cathedral can play in helping the nation understand the relationship between faith and politics. More

    August 24, 2012 | Comments (4)

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    Jesus, says New Testament scholar Amy Jill Levine, “teaches like a Jew. He talks in parables…and Jesus is just a fabulous Jewish storyteller.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments (26)

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    We all choose how to read religious texts, says this Vanderbilt Divinity School New Testament and Jewish studies professor who proposes that “what we can do is read graciously in the presence of our neighbor.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments (9)

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    “The religion of Jesus was Judaism, not Christianity…Jesus was not coming to innovate and start a new religion. He was coming to reinforce the Torah.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments (2)

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    “It’s crucial for pastors, Christian educators, professors, seminary leaders to study the Jewish roots of Christian faith.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments (1)

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    “Our church operates like orchestra. Every day we make perfect harmony and fantastic symphony,” says Yoido Full Gospel Church’s senior pastor, Rev. Young Hoon Lee. More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments (23)

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    “The theology of Rome, the authority of Rome—that was appealing to us,” says Father Mark Lewis of St. Luke’s Parish, the first US Episcopal church to join the Catholic Church under new Vatican rules. More

    August 3, 2012 | Comments (44)

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    “I find that starting the day with a little bit of quiet time changes the whole complexion of the rest of the day. It’s almost like warming up before you go into an athletic event. But the key is that you can do it anywhere,” says Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation. More

    July 20, 2012 | Comments (8)

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