Worship in the News

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God: Required or Optional?

One of the most frequent questions that I receive when I talk about the first 52 weeks of My 52 Weeks of Worship Project is, believe it or not, “Did you spend time with atheists or agnostics?” The answer is no. In my quest to be in as many places that I could find where … Continue reading

Black women are among country’s most religious groups

Black women are among most the religious people in U.S.: A new nationwide survey conducted by The Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation reveals that black women are among the most religious people in the country. The quote above is from a Washington Post article that explored different religious beliefs and experiences from a Black woman’s … Continue reading

The Last Performance of Whitney Houston: Yes, Jesus Loves Me

All of us were affected when we heard the tragic news of Whitney Houston’s untimely death. We thought about the talent that she was, and how she touched so many with her beautiful songs and her memorable voice. When I saw the video of her last performance with gospel star, Kelly Price, I contemplated that … Continue reading

My 52 Weeks of Worship on the Optimistic Radio Show 12/1 and 12/2

Just wanted to share that My 52 Weeks of Worship will be spotlighted on Optimistic Radio on Thursday 12/1 and Friday 12/2 from 9AM to 10AM EST. I would love for you to participate. Listen online and call in to ask me questions! Tell your friends! Thanks much for your ongoing support.

A Violation of the Separation of Church and State?…A different spin on 52 Weeks of Worship

So…if you commit a non-violent crime in this Alabama town, you can go to jail, or agree to attend church every Sunday for a year in order to “do your time.” Curious. Check out the following story, reported by CNN’s Belief Blog. If you’re charged with a nonviolent crime in one Alabama town, you might … Continue reading

The 9/11 Decade: Small Leaps of Faith

  As the tenth anniversary of 9/11/2001 approaches, there are many stories emerging about attempts to encourage understanding between people of different faith communities. I enjoyed reading this New York Times article about this phenomenon. The more we can understand each other and the ways we worship, the better for us all, I think.  Read … Continue reading

Random Acts of Pizza

I simply love this. Sometimes it is just nice to do something nice for someone else. Check out the news story about Random Acts of Pizza, and if you want to support Dan Roger’s endeavour and send a pizza to someone who could use a boost, click here to check out his site.  

Mere Toleration is not an Option: Hearing His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, speak In Chicago

Last Sunday, after attending early services at my home church, me and 8000 of my closest friends attended an event held by the Theosophical Society in America called “Bridging the Faith Divide,” where His Holiness the XIVth, the Dalai Lama of Tibet, was the main event. The topic of his appearance: the need for inter-religious … Continue reading

The Dalai Lama Visits Chicago this weekend!

I had no idea Jennifer Beals was a Buddhist. It’s always interesting to learn a little bit more about someone who is in the public eye – but who has the right to be as multi-dimensional as the rest of us. I am thinking I might have to figure out a way to be at … Continue reading

Houses of worship struggle in tight times

What is in our wallets is affecting houses of worship all over the country. How has the economy impacted your spiritual interactions? -emb About six weeks ago, the Rev. Vic Caruso said goodbye to some members of his church. “They’re a really strong couple who are really big in the convention business,” said Caruso, senior … Continue reading