Like so many of the families with whom she shared a field, a song, a smile, Aracely Salazar is here to love this country, to work hard, to help her family thrive and to find peace.
Where opportunity for education and employment abounds, the fight against poverty remains spiritual, rooted in the heart.
Bruce Gourley is a Baptist from Georgia with a thing for history. And religion. And the American West. That passion — even calling — now has him penning and editing articles for the Yellowstone History Journal, a new scholarly publication of which he is the founder and editor.
It is only in suspension that the sacredness of the present is made plain. What lies ahead cannot be seen, but each day has enough trouble of its own. For now, there is this moment. This breath. This being here.
What characterizes a sort of Western “underground” church doing well within a larger context of the church having been pushed to the margins of society?
Americans are a remarkably faithful people when it comes to spirituality, yet they are simultaneously, remarkably faithless when it comes to institutional religion. Why? This perplexity borders on cliché since it has been true for a number of years, but…
I often hear people say, “I’m spiritual but not religious.” The sentiment just wearies me. I wonder if what these people are, despite their sometimes angry claims to the contrary, is “religious but not spiritual.” Let me explain. I will…
Young Americans might be leaving religion in large numbers, but for some, rules, ritual, and tradition are attractive ways to find meaning in daily life.
Some animals have been observed performing the same rituals over and over, leading scientists to speculate that they might have a sense of the sacred.