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Beyond Fire and Brimstone
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Brian McLaren Jesus' teaching about hell flipped popular imagery of the afterlife upside down—and offered a radical, transformative ...

Into the Shadows: The Origins of Hell and Satan (Part 2 of 2)
Originally Posted: 02/21/2013 - 9:45am | Type: Blog

In Old Testament scripture, the resting place for the dead is called Sheol. While some believe this is the same as hell, there are indications to the contrary. In the ancient Jewish tradition, Sheol is a place ...

A Scientific Case for the Human Soul?
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

So what happens when someone dies? Hameroff theorizes that the quantum processes previously taking place within the brain rejoin the larger proto-consciousness that exists in the universe. ...

Sermon on Eternal Life and Living Like Liberace With Your Mom and Her Friends Forever
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

I was taught that being a Christian was all about where you will spend eternity after you die – kind of like purchasing a life-insurance plan for the hereafter. Jesus said to t ...

For Sikhs, the Soul Lives on Long After the Body Dies
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 8:15am | Type: Blog

Funeral services will be held today for the six Sikhs killed at a Wisconsin temple last Sunday. The bodies of the deceased will later be cremated — but their souls will live on, Sikh tradition teaches. ...

Man Behind ‘Near-Death Experience’ Ponders the Afterlife
Originally Posted: 04/12/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

In his new memoir, "Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife," the 67-year-old Raymond Moody looks back, reflecting on his fascination with death, the effect of his life's work, and tryin ...

Maurice Sendak: "Live your life, live your life, live your life."
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

In case you missed it, National Public Radio's Goddess of Conversation, Terry Gross, had a simply outstanding, incredibly moving interview with the author Maurice Sendak on Tuesday's Fresh Air. ...