Violence seems to have permeated every dimension of our common life and our imagination. Jonathan Sacks offers a wise response.
"Buddhism has not just provided the flashlight with which I have discovered what was in the Christian basement. It has also added to that basement."
I'm prone to the occasional rant about how much I dislike the movement folk music of the 1960s—its lack of subtlety, its odd mix of the earnestly humorless and the cornball, its endless verses of repetition. But I love Woody Guthrie, who was born 100 years ago today. Guthrie was a generation older than the 60s troubadours and a singular influence on many of them, none of whom shared his gifts and sensibilities.
While Christian scholars have long questioned body-soul dualism, it remains common in church circles. This may finally be changing.