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Sloth: Missing the Call for Sabbath
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 8:58am | Type: Blog

Ironically, my approach to getting the sloth out of my life is to bring the Sabbath into it, at the end of each day. Sloth. It’s not just a strange, adorable animal we love to wat ...

Is Yoga Religious? An Indian Court Mulls Mandatory School Exercises
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court of India is weighing whether yoga has a religious element, as it decides if public schools may teach the ancient discipline in the country where it originated. T ...

San Diego Judge says Public School’s Yoga Instruction Not Religious
Originally Posted: 07/02/2013 - 9:10am | Type: Blog

A California judge ruled Monday that the teaching of yoga in public schools does not establish a government interest in religion. A California judge ruled Monday that the teaching ...

Is Yoga Instruction Religious? San Diego Court Case May Decide
Originally Posted: 06/25/2013 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

In an elementary school classroom with an American flag draped over one wall, a couple dozen students rose to standing positions. Then they shifted into poses called “volcano part one,” “silent gorilla,” and “ ...

Yoga As a 'Connection to God'
Originally Posted: 05/03/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

At the beginning of the year, I embarked on a two-month sabbatical to recover from a rough 2012. I needed to recharge, and resolved to rest, spend time with the people I love most, and find some kind of physic ...

Why I Return to Bikram Yoga, and the Church
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 1:47pm | 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 ...

Meet the Nones: Spiritual But Not Religious
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 12:35pm | Type: Blog

PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly has wrapped up its three-part new mini-series on the rise of the religiously unaffiliated. Editor's Note:  Sojourners has launched  ...

In Defense of the Om
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

In yoga, you gain a whole new appreciation for the body God gave you — the body you spend so much of your life scrutinizing, trying to cover up, or downright hating. I grew up th ...

Listening for the Voice of Aslan
Originally Posted: 04/12/2012 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

A main purpose of the sabbatical was to write a new book and, gratefully, I am now on the last chapter. It’s about “why Jesus came,” and the writing made me feel closer to him. Re-reading C.S. Lewis' Narn ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 21, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 3:12pm | Type: Blog

James "Sugar Boots" Franklin is remembered for bringing boombox roller-skating to Congress. Time names 140 Best Twitter Feeds. LEGOS initiate simple design. More notable Banksy street art found. Vide ...

Om Shaka Laka Laka: Three Myths and Two Truths About Yoga
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 1:45pm | Type: Blog

William Broad (a science writer for the New York Times and a yoga practitioner for more than 40 years) takes on some of the claims about yoga and separates the wheat from the chaff, arguing that only some of t ...

Yoga Sabbath: Shabbat Shal-OM.
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

What can you learn from an Israeli Hindu-monk-in-training about peace? As Palestine makes a bid for nationhood status at the United Nations, and Israel and the United States. do what they can to block it, I think back to May 2010, when I wa ...