January/February 2019

The Spiritual Lessons of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address by Douglas Lavine

Anything, I suppose, can spark a flash of enlightenment: a cloud, a tree, a bird. These precious moments sometimes issue from the most unlikely of places. One of those unlikely places, I submit, is a presidential address—to be more specific, Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. No matter what your religious tradition—I am Jewish—or, if you… Read More The Spiritual Lessons of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address by Douglas Lavine

November 2018

What Does It Mean to Be Church? by Fran Salone-Pelletier

Evangelizers hawk God’s warning on street corners and social media. Jews assemble to celebrate the Days of Awe. Muslims turn daily to Mecca and promise to engage a once-in-a-lifetime Hajj. Buddhists flock to their temples with offerings of fruit and flowers. Perennial “flower children” find spiritual experiences on mountaintops or in aromatic fields. People everywhere… Read More What Does It Mean to Be Church? by Fran Salone-Pelletier