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October 15, 2014

The Grateful Walking Dead

By:Richard Handler

Cultivating habits of gratitude is the work of families and civilization. In the world of The Walking Dead, the characters are glad for anything that keeps them human. You could say that for our world too. Read More
October 8, 2014

Terror, Nihilism & Kin

By:Richard Handler

Digging for a proper explanation of what is going on in Iraq and Syria, Richard Handler explains how kinship and family play a role both in the conflict and the resolution. Read More
October 1, 2014

Cleaning Up Your Room

By:Richard Handler

It’s as if your mind is one giant Value Village store, full of endless rows of rubbish. Read More
September 26, 2014

My Evangelical Experience

By:Richard Handler

Can “love” be so freely given? Read More
September 18, 2014

Offended: In the Eye of the Beholder

By:Sheldon Neil

In a self-absorbed world, what may be wrong or improper to you may be heroic to me. Read More
September 17, 2014

Taking Religion Seriously

By:Richard Handler

When British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barak Obama declare that ISIS is not Islamic, it may be the necessary, political thing to do. But is this a new form of “I know best” imperialism? Read More
September 11, 2014

The Stubborn Agnostic: Secular/Believer Divide

By:Richard Handler

From my agnostic point of view, when a good idea comes my way, I don’t credit God. And needless to say, I don’t thank him. Read More
September 2, 2014

The Stubborn Agnostic: Truth and Reconciliation

By:Richard Handler

What do you make of a religion-- Christianity or any religion-- when the institutions that promulgate that faith are involved the heinous crimes of an era? Read More
August 26, 2014

The Stubborn Agnostic: Burning Man

By:Richard Handler

The Spirit of Truth sounds a lot like the Holy Spirit, cleaned up, secularized, made palpable.  Even a stubborn agnostic like me could enjoy it. Read More
August 25, 2014

Where is God in the Midst of Tina Fontaine's Murder?

By:Shona Stewart

Why are we quick to blame God, when it is clear that sexual exploitation occurs when people use others for their own ends without regard for God’s standards of love or justice. Many Aboriginal peoples have experienced suffering, even by those who call themselves Christians. God didn’t want that to happen anymore than the senseless murder of this young woman Tina Fontaine Read More