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PBS DOCUMENTARY — “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians”

This is four-hour series on the rise of Christianity examines how Judaism and the Roman empire shaped Jesus’ life and traces the beginnings of the “Jesus Movement” in those early years before it was called Christianity. (PBS FRONTLINE, 22 Dec 2020) PART 1 (1h 49m) PART 2 (1h 51m) [Video Date: 22 Dec 2020. Posted:… Continue reading PBS DOCUMENTARY — “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians”

Using a Life Map for Balance and Effectiveness (Podcast E28)

In Episode #28, I talk about how using a Life Map can help us achieve balance and effectiveness. Listen using your favorite podcast service. Apple [Listen] Anchor [Listen] Google [Listen] Spotify [Listen] Listen Using the Anchor Player Below Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click) the link and save. [Download]

Tamar Manasseh on repairing the cracks in our communities with Tikkun Olam

In the NewsHour’s Facebook Watch show, “That Moment When,” the founder of an organization dedicated to preventing senseless killing talks about the importance of building community. With Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killing (MASK), Chicago’s Tamar Manasseh goes to “where bad things are going to happen” and, over barbecue and good conversation, seeks to save lives. (12… Continue reading Tamar Manasseh on repairing the cracks in our communities with Tikkun Olam

LEADERSHIP: National Religious Leader Calls for Fewer Nice Guys – Asks for street fighters at every level of government.

On 28 Sep 2018, conservative Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. stated the following via Twitter: “Conservatives & Christians need to stop electing ‘nice guys’. They might make great Christian leaders but the US needs street fighters … at every level of government … because many Republican leaders are a bunch of wimps.” This is a… Continue reading LEADERSHIP: National Religious Leader Calls for Fewer Nice Guys – Asks for street fighters at every level of government.

Hasidic Judaism – Recent Criticisms in Mainstream Media

Update: 18 Aug 2018 When this article was first posted on 12 Jun 2018, there were three videos included. By 18 Aug 2018, all three videos have now been removed from YouTube. A fourth video segment that wasn’t included in the original article from June has now been added. Also, an interview with the reporter… Continue reading Hasidic Judaism – Recent Criticisms in Mainstream Media

Documentary: The Haredim Represent 30% of Jerusalem’s Population

The Haredim are Jewish people who are very religiously observant. The following report offers some positive portrayals of the Haredim community and also criticisms of the community. Because the Haredim make up 30% of the population of Jerusalem, they have a strong and well defined community there. Here are some reasons why the Haredim may… Continue reading Documentary: The Haredim Represent 30% of Jerusalem’s Population

Documentary: Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word – In Theaters 18 May 2018

About “Pope Francis – A Man of His Word,” is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions. From his… Continue reading Documentary: Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word – In Theaters 18 May 2018

Global Spirit – Love, Fear, and Beyond

This program explores the relationship between love and fear and the profound possibilities that arise when one learns to live life from a place of love rather than from fear. Program guests include guitarist and spiritual practitioner Carlos Santana, drummer-composer Cindy Blackman-Santana and authors and therapists Jerry Jampolsky and Diane Cirincione-Jampolsky (of Attitudinal Healing International). Mixing exciting concert… Continue reading Global Spirit – Love, Fear, and Beyond

Two roads diverged in a wood… and I took both paths.

How A Poem Changed My Life A poem that has strongly influenced my life is “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. Frost’s words inspired me early on to be a non-conformist, pursue the arts, be an innovator, become a writer, seek kindness, consider things deeply, embrace ‘feminist’ ideals, choose vegetarianism, and whether with politics,… Continue reading Two roads diverged in a wood… and I took both paths.

Transcendent Activism: A Blind Date With ‘The Other’

Years ago, I’d heard about a dinner event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was a fundraiser arranged by some environmentalists who wanted to save a wetland area in Iowa that was at risk of being developed. On arriving, I noticed quite a few large pickup trucks and SUVs in the parking lot. I may be embellishing… Continue reading Transcendent Activism: A Blind Date With ‘The Other’

El País Entrevista con el Papa Francisco (El País Interview with Pope Francis)

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Intro – Spanish” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Español El 21 de enero de 2017, en una entrevista con El País, el Papa Francisco discute la política y el popularismo de Estados Unidos. Aquí tenemos dos extractos de esa entrevista. Lea la entrevista completa en el sitio web de El País:… Continue reading El País Entrevista con el Papa Francisco (El País Interview with Pope Francis)

Remembering Fidel Castro: In Praise of Fascist Dictators, Oppressive Tyrants, and Militant Despots

On 26 November 2016, at age 90, Fidel Castro passed away peacefully among friends and family after 57 years in public service as Prime Minister and then President of Cuba. The nation is observing 9-days of mourning as Cubans remember the leader they fondly refer to as ‘el Comandante.’ He was described as “sincere” and… Continue reading Remembering Fidel Castro: In Praise of Fascist Dictators, Oppressive Tyrants, and Militant Despots