Many of us bemoan the ubiquitous, commercial nature of Christmas. It is fairly easy to find commentary critical of the consumer Christmas phenomena. Search “christmas and consumerism” on your favorite search engine and you can read until your eyes glaze over. But before we all jump completely on the anti- commercialization bandwagon, consider what author […]
One’s 500thbirthday is an auspicious event (even though one is not around to personally celebrate). So it seems good to me to spend another week with John Calvin. At the Read the Spirit website, they published an interesting comment in response to the attention that Calvin’s 500th birthday is receiving. You can read the full […]
This month at Read the Spirit, Muslims will be “Sharing Ramadan“. Every day, a different person will share their experience of Ramadan. For a non Muslim, like me, it is a wonderful opportunity to learn a little more about Ramadan. I encourage you to take the time to read these stories.
Are you religious or spiritual? It’s a common distinction people make these days. I hope you answered. “both”. We have a habit of viewing the world through an either/or lens. For us/against us, winner/looser, working mom/soccer mom, science/religion, conservative/liberal, blue state/red state. I’m sure you can think of more. In some ways it makes life […]