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Creepy Pictures of Kids Watching TV

“…when media and the digital world become omnipresent, their influence can stop people from learning how to live wisely, to think deeply and to love generously. In this context, the great sages of the past run the risk of going unheard amid the noise and distractions of an information overload. Efforts need to be made […]

July 27th

See the Face of Jesus in the Hillside?

A landslide in a ravine has revealed an interesting apparition of the face of Jesus (God’s peace be upon him) on the rocky face of a forested hillside in Colombia. According to El Tiempo, a Colombian newspaper, viewers are flocking in the thousands to the site on the outskirts of San Francisco, in the southern […]

April 4th

Spiritual Explorer: Sri Lanka’s Cash Culture

Editors Note: This article is part of a series. Follow along as Jacob explores widely different cultures and places and delves into the spirituality, history, and people that make these places unique. A thick cloud of red dust swirls under the tires of a jeep equipped to quite possibly drive straight through the thick underbrush […]

February 20th

Spiritual Explorer: To Trust a Smile in Sri Lanka

Editors Note: This article is part of a series. Follow along as Jacob explores widely different cultures and places and delves into the spirituality, history, and people that make these places unique. It’s as if I am wading through a curtain of warm mist. Every few steps it’s necessary to stop and take stock of […]

February 13th

Episcopal Fellowships Cultivate Connections to Nature

As a writer for this site, I am always on the lookout for stories that connect faith with environmental issues. Being Episcopal, I was delighted when I came across news about environmental stewardships by the Episcopal Church. Two women in particular are notable, because each has received a two-year, $48,000 fellowship from the Episcopal Domestic […]

February 11th

Shinto Kojiki Verses on Divine Creation

Shinto means the Way of the Gods. It is a traditional, indigenous belief system with no revered founder, regarding all things as having their own spiritual divinity. Revering the deities, or kami, inherent in the natural environment, the followers of Shinto recognize that spirits are present in plants, animals, oceans, waterfalls, land, mountains, and even […]

February 7th