Today’s Sacred Text Sunday post comes from the Sikh holy book called the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. There are so many aspects of the Sikh faith that have inspired me as I have learned from the followers of this beautiful religion. One thing that has truly touched me is the respect and reverence they give … Continue reading Sacred Text Sunday: Guru Granth Sahib
What day do millions of people around the world celebrate the birth of an influential spiritual leader? Did you guess Christmas? Ok yes, but did you know there is other answers to this question as well? Vesak, also known as Wesak or Buddha Day, is one of the most important Buddhist holidays and commemorates the … Continue reading Vesak or Buddah Day
You may wonder why someone working towards interfaith literacy keeps writing so much about one religion; Christianity. Fair question. One answer is because I already know a lot about Christianity, growing up within the faith tradition so it seemed natural to start with the familiar and then branch out as I go. The other major … Continue reading Holy Week
As I embarked on this quest for religious literacy, one of my main goals was to overcome common misconceptions about other religions so that I might better appreciate and learn from them. I am constantly amazed as I study and talk to people just how different my outsider perspective is compared to the way they … Continue reading Journey to Understanding: Hinduism
Did you know that Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Carnival, Pancake Day, Pączki Day, and many more are all names for a historically much more solemn day? Shrove Tuesday is celebrated 47 days before Easter and proceeds the Lenten season. Taken from the word "shrive" or "to absolve" this day of self reflection, confession, and repentance allows those who … Continue reading Learning from Lent
I listened to this devotional this week and loved this explanation for the necessity of faith: "Unsuccessful attempts to solve a problem encourage deep processing of the answer when it is later supplied, creating fertile ground for its encoding, in a way that simply reading [or being given] the answer cannot. -Peter C. Brown Failure is useful … Continue reading Thoughts on Faith… Why the answers aren’t just given to us?
One cannot help but be inspired by the work of so many hands devoted to glorify God through stone, glass, and wood. Thought these offerings have aged and been tarnished by the world around them, the quite faith of the believing, laboring thousands will never diminished.
Hello from England! Yes, we made it safely to the land of our fathers and are having a blast exploring our new home. Our first guests were Tim's sister and niece who came to town just two days after we hopped the pond ourselves. Of course we set off immediately to London to see the … Continue reading Religious Literacy Challenge: Westminster Abbey