If humans have learned over eons that intercessory prayer doesn’t “work”, why do we keep doing it?
Does religion offer something special that science doesn’t?
If you’re curious about religion as a human phenomenon, this massive online-only course (MOOC) through the University of British Columbia will be a good opportunity to start learning.
In many ways, ritual is a checklist, and offers a helpful structure that we can then build off of.
When it comes to religious rituals, the goal is to see, “How is this impacting my life, my outlook, or my connection with others?”
Rev. Paul Raushenbush and Rabbi Josh Stanton examine the ways that changes in communication technology, and particularly the Internet, are affecting religion today.
Technologies penetrate every aspect of our lives, often in ways we aren’t even aware of. What Jewish values can and should guide our use of technology?
What can we learn about ourselves when we study religion scientifically?
Atheism and agnosticism are almost totally independent of each other — and in fact, many Jews (myself included) would likely self-identify as “agnostic theists.”