One of the basic functions of religion is to help followers make sense out of ‘non-sense.’ … By providing a..
Poor Satan. He gets blamed for everything. He wasn’t present in the Garden of Eden (read Genesis 3 to see..
Mudras are sacred hand gestures prominent in Buddhism and other religions. Just as we use hand gestures to express what’s..
Our identity is tied to food. We define ourselves in part by the food we eat (raw fish, coagulated pig’s..
In previous columns, I tried to delineate some of the differences among the three major forms of Christianity: Catholic, Orthodox..
As I mentioned in a previous column, there are differences among the major forms of Christianity. I usually can tell..
The question comes up in one form or another in my MidWeek emails and in my religion classes: Are Catholics..
If there were religious equivalents to the Oscars or Grammy awards, Jesus would win the award for “Most Likely To..
I probably have the worst job when it comes to making small talk with people. I teach religion courses at..
My wife is a pretend Buddhist. She claims to be Buddhist, but she doesn’t spend her days memorizing passages from..
Religious stories are myths. And, as such, they often are misunderstood and misused. In the study of religion, myths are..
Seven Keys to Unlocking Your True Destiny: • You are destined to be happy and successful: Don’t let circumstances, situations..
Jesus is not the reason for the season. If anything, it’s just the opposite. The same holds true with the..
I find it odd how some people utilize the clothes they wear and the accessories they show off to promote..
If curses worked, there would be a lot fewer drivers on the road. If prayers were effective, my students would..
Buddhist souls are a confused lot. They are not certain where to go or if they should even exist. There..
The atomic bombs dropped on Japan in Au gust 1945 killed more than 200,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most..
It’s odd that there are still some people who seek to challenge same-sex marriage under the pretense of preserving traditional..
I turned 50 this year, and when you look at my photograph, I know what you are thinking — wow,..
Omamori and ofuda are spiritual charms, talismans and amulets in the Japanese religious tradition that possess the power to ward..