Yoga and the Unholy Marriage of Church and State

  This morning Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and wife of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), posted on her facebook page comments made by E. W. Jackson, Virginia GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, that recently came to light regarding his views on the practice of yoga: “When one hears the word meditation, it conjures an image of Maharishi Yoga […]

Subversive Grace

  These are the Islamic prayer beads (Misbaha or Tasbih or Sibha) my United Church of Christ minister gave me to hold as a way of getting through my grandmother’s funeral. She knew it would be both comforting and subversive. I LOVE that she gets me. You see, this wasn’t just my grandmother’s funeral. This was my grandmother’s Fundamentalist […]

Higher Ground

Over the weekend, I visited our local independent film house with my dearest friend to see a film she had suggested. When she pitched it to me, she knew little about it including the title; so, I could honestly say I hadn’t heard of it. As I went searching for theater listings and show times, […]