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To Have and to Hold (and to Serve Six)
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. When wedding bells ring, don't forget the jello. JUNE IS A special month, particularly for ...

Why I Return to Bikram Yoga, and the Church
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

As I waited in the room heated to 105 degrees, my friend Molly looked for a sliver of floor space for her yoga mat. “I probably need a more relaxing type of yoga,” I whispered, almost apologizing for bringing ...

'Relevance' Is Not Enough
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Marie Roderick Joshua Witchger Many young adults are leaving the church these day ...

Smell. Sip. Sacrament.
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

In coffee ceremonies back in Africa, the beans were ground by hand with a mortar and pestal. They’d be uneven. Chunky. When steeped, the coffee needed to be sieved over and over to make the final product perfe ...

The Sacred Rite of Hunting Bald Eagles
Originally Posted: 03/20/2012 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

Until recently, it was illegal for Native Americans to acquire bald eagle feathers and parts – relics used for a variety of tribal rituals and ceremonies – by any means other than family or the National Eagle ...

Halloween and Jesus: A Reconciliation in the Dark
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 8:06am | Type: Blog

Two years ago, my then 10-year-old son celebrated his first Halloween. He'd arrived in the United States from Africa just a few months before, and as far as we could discern no such Oct. 31 holiday exists ...