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Four Spiritual Practices for a Global Pandemic
One way, at least, that I’ve experienced heaven in this last week or two has been to realize that there’s so much to worry about that I can’t afford to engage in that process much at all.. And so about a week ago, I just simply said “You know what? There’s way too much to worry about, therefore I’m just not going to worry.”
Can Liturgy Be Empirically Tested?
What happens in our bodies and in our brains when we join together in a communal liturgy, where people sing or dance or celebrate together?
Superheroes and Everyday Cyborgs
What is the interplay between the things that make us human and the things that make us superhuman?
What Does It Mean to be “Human”?
If humans aren’t self-contained units, what’s our responsibility to the other elements that we’re connected to?
Science and Religion: Playing in the Sandbox
How does play help us understand the rules of the game for both science and religion? How can they help us better understand and create more joy in the work that we do?
Spirits in the Material World
If humans have learned over eons that intercessory prayer doesn’t “work”, why do we keep doing it?
What Does It Mean for Religion If There Is Life on other Planets?
How would our religious perspective change if we discovered life on other planets?
How Do We Know What We Know?
Why are some sources of authority more alluring than others?
Can Americans Learn to Grieve?
How can the workplace and our other social institutions help dispel the myth that everyone is just in it for themselves?
Does Science Need Its Own Rituals?
Does religion offer something special that science doesn’t?
Emotional Health Matters
The ability to understand how emotions affect our and others’ decisions is a big part of spirituality.
How Awe Makes Us Better People
David Borger Germann examines how the brain registers awe, and how we can bring this feeling to everyday experience, suffusing life with new interest and meaning.