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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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Book Openers: Forgiveness Is Tough — Atonement, Even Tougher

TV host Phil Cousineau looks at the flip side of forgiveness — atonement — in his new book “Beyond Forgivenss.”

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Book Openers: John Shelby Spong . . . Facing Death — and a Dead “God”

Former Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong minces no words: It’s time to ditch the two principle beliefs of Western religion. First,
that God is other. And second, that we are alienated from God, guilty as hell, and in dire need of atonement.

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Book Openers: Huston Smith at 90 – Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim . . . Christian

In his autobiography, “Tales of Wonder,” religion scholar Huston Smith reveals that he “never met a religion I did not like.” Indeed, he practiced Hinduism for ten years, followed by ten years of Buddhism, and ten years of Islam — without ever forsaking the Christianity of his missionary parents.

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GodsBigBlog: OK, What’s God’s Big Blog?

“What is GodsBigBlog?” a reader asks. It’s God’s Big Blog — so named because God is big and humanity’s spiritual paths are many. I’m a religion writer in the tradition of Huston Smith . . .

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