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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Is pipe smoking good for the soul?


12 mostly nontraditional spiritual practices to enrich your year

Who knew the obits page would be such good spiritual exercise?
Louise Erdrich: Tribal writer, Catholic writer

Louise Erdrich writes from one of those liminal places between identities that authorities tell us aren't supposed to exist.

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Women are the true heroes of Star Wars

It's not only in Star Wars where men flake out and women hold firm--it happens in scripture, too.
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Can you be homeless if you have a roof overhead?

Not all homeless people are living on the street or sleeping in shelters.
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Is pipe smoking good for the soul?

There is a rhythm to pipe smoking, a ritual that allows you, if you let it, to enter into a state of contemplation.
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What early Christians learned from Jews about the afterlife

Religion historian Philip Jenkins believes the books of Wisdom and Maccabees can explain the origins of Christian beliefs about heaven and hell.
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