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The Talking Pew: An Atheist Who Dearly Loves God’s Universe

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I have an atheist friend who loves (yes, he uses the word love) the complexity he sees in the universe, on Earth and, for that matter, in his own physical and emotional self. Like many atheists, my friend has his own basis for faith – he believes in the scientific method. A [...]

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GodsBigBlog: How’d He Get an Audience with Her?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Yes. That’s me with the Pope. OK, he’s cardboard. But I’m real. The cardboard Pope and I were at Moscone Center West in San Francisco on Saturday afternoon for the combined conference of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. He was at the Ignatius Press booth [...]

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GodsBigBlog: What Is It?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall A reader asks, “What is GodsBigBlog?” Good question. GodsBigBlog is — the God Is Big Blog. I’m a religion writer in the tradition of Huston Smith and the universalists. I’ve interviewed and observed hundreds of people with dozens of different, often conflicting, ideas, spiritual paths and experiences of Holy, and I [...]

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