Tagged: faith

Practicing an Embodied Faith Through Yoga

By Kathy Khang My first Bible lessons were taught in 2-D—flannel storyboards with cartoonish paper-cutout versions of Queen Esther and Baby Jesus. Everyone in the Bible was white, a generic Eastern European shade of...

When Patriotism Becomes Idolatry

By Stephen Mattson More often than not, what Christians think of as ‘patriotism’ is what God defines as ‘idolatry.’ Jesus once said, “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the...

A Journey in the Direction of Love

By Melanie Springer Mock This fall, when I began reading Benjamin Corey’s excellent new book Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith, my home state was burning. Forest fires were swiftly destroying parts of the iconic...

Prayer: Beyond the Multivitamin Approach

By Mark Phifer-Houseman I don’t really believe in prayer. I’m not talking about mindfulness or centering or yoga-breath-prayer or contemplation in nature—all of which have immediate, easily measurable embodied benefits. I am talking about...

Faith and Patriotism

By Anna Baker I consider myself to be a patriot. I am thankful for the rights that American citizenship brings to my everyday life, and I am thankful for those who have fought for...