Among the thoughts that course through my brain when I'm supposed to be focusing on my breathing are thoughts about worship. Being a newcomer to yoga has prompted me to reflect on what it is like to be new to one of our services.
Who owns yoga? That unexpected question arose last year when the Hindu American Foundation identified what it views as two serious misconceptions about yoga that are widespread in the West.
For Jesus, unity among his disciples is an instrument of the evangel itself. Presbyterians have a great evangelical opportunity to show a fractured world that it is possible for people to disagree and yet remain in fellowship.
It's useful to meet the argument that torture works with the facts: actually, there is not much evidence that it does. In the end, however, the question is not whether torture is ever useful but whether it is morally permissible.
For C.S. Lewis, Virgil prepared the way for all subsequent Christian epics by changing the subject from the adolescent theme of heroism to the adult theme of vocation.
The Zion Christian Church—an African-initiated church that's powerful in South Africa—traces its origins to John Alexander Dowie, a 19th-century Scottish spiritual entrepeneur who founded the city Zion, Illinois.
John Fea brings humility, patience and objectivity to controversial questions of religion and the founding era of American history. His book is a model of scholarly restraint.
Rebecca Solnit’s thesis is that paradise can arise from hell. If I am more pessimistic, perhaps that is due to accounts of natural disaster such as Emma Larkin's in her new book.
Incendies is a disturbing layover at the crossroads of forgiveness and revenge. It's a challenging film on several levels. Not only is there a hearty helping of violence to be digested over the film's 130 minutes, but audiences must also wrestle with a complex narrative structure.