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    Faith to Practice on the Prairie: The Evolution of an Energy Healer

     Editor's note: The following essay is part of a new department in the Mind & Body blog called "Gotta Have Faith," where Utne readers of all faiths and spiritual persuasions are invited to share their perspectives on religion and spirituality in a civil and respectful forum. If you'd ...

    Is Spiritual-Based Healing Weird?

    Editor's note: The following essay is part of a new department in the Mind & Body blog called "Gotta Have Faith," where Utne readers of all faiths and spiritual persuasions are invited to share their perspectives on religion and spirituality in a civil and respectful forum. If you'd like ...

    The Shame Game

    Tim White, PhD, LPC, NCC offers advice on family planning and parenting, LGBT issues, disability issues, education and work issues, relationships, ethics and "unusual" social issues. Send questions to Tim for future columns through his website. Hi Tim,  I am a girl, 20 and Christian, and I ...

    Mystery is a Birthright: An Interview with Krista Tippett

    The granddaughter of a Southern Baptist minister, Krista Tippett approaches faith from a unique perspective. “Both science and religion are set to animate the twenty-first century with new vigor,” she writes in Einstein’s God, her latest book. “The dialogue that is possible—and that ...

    The Wired Congregation

    The bible business has come a long way since printing presses and door-to-door salesmen. Rather than being schlepped or sermonized, now scripture spreads on sacred streams of digital data. The advent of tablets, smartphones, and all manner of mobile computing is changing holy literature even ...

    Federally Funded Discrimination

    President George W. Bush made it legal for government-funded religious organizations like World Vision to hire and fire employees based on their faith, writes Lauren Markoe in The Christian Century (June 22, 2011).Six years later, presidential hopeful Barack Obama campaigned against this idea, ...

    Digital Detox

    The National Day of Unplugging (NDU) is on the not-so-distant horizon. Observed from sundown on Friday, March 4, until sundown on Saturday, March 5, NDU challenges us to turn off our smartphones, shut down our laptops, and unplug our televisions to observe a modern day of rest.Developed by ...

    Exit Catholic

    From an outside perspective, it seems that the Catholic Church is in a permanent state of emergency. Just when one scandal fades, another rears its embarrassing head. Pope Benedict is alternatively reviled and demonized. People of other faiths—and Catholics themselves—aren’t being ...

    Would You Recognize a Spiritual Awakening?

    Writing for Christian Century, Paula Huston recounts her mid-life spiritual crisis, a period of awakening and conversion that derailed the writer and set her upon a new track. In the retelling, Huston shares some thoughts about the difficulty of coming to terms with a spiritual calling in a ...

    Aerosol Artists Paint Their Faith

    This past September, the United Church of Canada (UCC) commissioned four established aerosol artists to paint their interpretations of faith on a wall donated by a Toronto church, reports Sojourners. The vivid mural looks to be the first of many: The UCC has already scheduled a second ...

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