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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CHRISTMAS How Does an Advent Calendar Work? In today’s throwback podcast, Father Dave answers a caller’s question about Advent calendars: “Why are Advent calendars that are sold in stores always dated December 1-24, instead of the actual […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico with force not seen in ‘modern history’ With sustained winds of 155 mph at landfall — a strong Category 4 storm and nearly a Category 5 — Maria was so powerful that […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CULTURE Many faces, one humanity Using techniques that were unimaginable a generation ago, geneticists have bridged the chasm between biology and anthropology, and in doing so have effectively proved that the genetic endowment of humanity is a […]

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What We Read This Week


  Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ELECTION Trump Confounds The Pros, Connects With Just The Right Voters When American voters must choose a new president, reaction tends to rule. Given a choice between continuity and contrast, we favor contrast — even when […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT How air conditioning made America- and how it could break us all AC comes with a host of problems. It is undoubtedly true that air-conditioning saves lives, especially among vulnerable populations like the elderly, but it […]

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A God for Atheists: Not Dogma but Mystery


by Robert V. Thompson I have an atheist friend (well, actually, I have a lot of atheist friends) who asked me how it is that otherwise intelligent people can possibly believe in God. At one of his parties, he kicked back a martini and, swaying back and forth, said to me, “So from what you […]

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Time Traveling as Spiritual Practice


by Bruce Sanguin This posting originally appeared on Bruce Sanguin’s blog IfDarwinPrayed.com. Visit his blog for more postings, webinars, and podcasts on Evolutionary Christianity. I heard mystic Thomas Hubl comment that spiritual practice involves the competency of movement and the competency of stillness. The competency of stillness enables us to have an enlightened relationship with […]

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Grief, An Evolutionary Driver


by Bruce Sanguin This posting originally appeared on Bruce Sanguin’s blog IfDarwinPrayed.com. Visit his blog for more postings, webinars, and podcasts on Evolutionary Christianity. I had the pleasure this week of watching a documentary featuring Stephen Jenkinson, aka, Grief Walker. He is a story-teller, village-builder, grief worker, and pretty wise soul it seems to me. […]

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Quarky Quanta and Singing Strings


by Susan McCaslin Some Reflections on Chapter 4 of my new book, Arousing the Spirit (Wood Lake Publishing). I borrowed the title of chapter 4 in Arousing the Spirit, “The Paradise Ear,” from an essay by Thomas Merton. In it Merton expresses how poetic vision recreates the world anew so that we become attuned to […]

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