Content on Prayer
“The Mysterious” Versus “The Unknown”
For those of us who pray, do we need to know how and why God answers?
When God Saves Us In Spite Of Ourselves
Both Judaism and Christianity celebrate spring festivals centered on redemptive stories.
The Physical Facets of Spirituality
Dr. Kevin Ladd has explored the “miniature pilgrimages” we make across a wide range of contemplative practices, from davening to drawing a labyrinth on a piece of paper.
The Religio-Emotional Significance of Wearing a COVID Mask
The purpose of the mask is not just medical. It is an outward display of an inner feeling of sadness, and it shows others that we are coping with a difficult time, and that this summer lacks the same joy as last year’s.
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.”
Prayer and the Coronavirus
Prayer is not a substitute for action. Rather, it is a preparation for it and often a summons to it.
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?
Are Calls for Gun Policy Change the New #ThoughtsAndPrayers?
The policy action response—vis-à-vis that of “thoughts and prayers”—suggests a rejection of religion for solving the gun violence epidemic in the U.S. But it’s a bit more complicated and more faith-full than it appears upon first glance.
“Unetaneh Tokef” is Now Almost Obsolete — Thank God
What would happen if we took Unetaneh Tokef literally, and truly ask the questions it poses?
Embracing Ignorance: How Modern Science Helps Us Rediscover Our Ancient Faith
When you use God to explain all the things that you can’t currently understand, then you are setting God up to be gone one day, when we do understand those things.
Maariv Aravim: Bringing Awareness to Change
This prayer recited as day turns to night helps to acknowledge moments of transition we often miss.
Spirits in the Material World
If humans have learned over eons that intercessory prayer doesn’t “work”, why do we keep doing it?