Is it really admirable or edifying, though, to insist on lists of rules of what one must “never” say? Do these lists get at the heart of the matter — that all of us, in our words, should strive to “speak unto others as we’d like them to speak to us?” Do these lists leave room for grace?
God gets to define who God is, and no one else does. If God is pleased to express God’s nature in female metaphors, as a birthing, nursing, comforting mother, who are we humans to object?
Science and the humanities — including religion — should not be pitted against each other in our kids’ education.
I don’t have much patience with the “more organic than thou” attitude. It smacks of privilege and judgmentalism.
Yet another reason to push back — hard — against anti-vaccine scaremongering: at least seven babies have been admitted to Vanderbilt University’s Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital with cases of VKDB — Vitamin K Deficiency bleeding, which can cause brain damage, intestinal hemorrhaging, and death. It’s a relatively rare disorder. It’s also 100% preventable when […]
Battling Ebola is about more than just beating back a deadly virus that attacks the body. It’s about persuading people that traditional religion and contemporary medicine aren’t at odds.
I didn’t overflow with love for our new puppy at first. I just wanted to keep her alive. And that was enough.
One prominent pediatrician has said withholding vaccines is tantamount to child abuse, and that there shouldn’t be a religious exemption. He’s right.
What is lost when we turn funerals into parties that actively deny the finality of death? In seeking to alleviate pain by posing dead people in ‘lifelike’ poses, do we not save up a different kind of pain for later?