About the Author: Nikola Dikic

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  • By Published On: March 20, 2023

    Jesus wasn't a Christian, he was a Jew; he never came to start a new religion.

  • Now available on-demand

    By Published On: December 28, 2022

    The Science of Compassion course is intended to present a broad overview of research into a relatively new branch of neuroscience. Compassion can and must be learned.

  • By Published On: December 19, 2022

    Why not at least integrate working on gratitude as our routine attitude during “the season” this and each year —and continue our practice into each new day of the fresh year?

  • By Published On: December 5, 2022

    In this episode 'Green Christ' we will explore an ancient archetype of the divine that takes us “out of the mind” so that we can return to the body, deep in the somatic, erotic, and the instinctual polyphonous flesh of the world, a wilder incarnation.

  • By Published On: October 26, 2022

    In this disturbing time related to non-clinical “commonplace” anxiety, how can we start to cope? Step one is self-awareness.

  • By Published On: October 5, 2022

    In his new book, Authentic Living in All Seasons, award-winning author Walt Shelton, one of the most-read faith columnists in Texas, shows readers how to find happiness while enjoying today.

  • By Published On: September 22, 2022

    Mythic Christ Podcast offers an online community for exploring mythic structures of story, archetype, dream, and the deep imaginal realm within religious traditions to explore a growing collective longing to rewild our divine images in order to support the reawakening of the mystic perennial wisdom of Earth and soul.

  • By Published On: July 6, 2022

    Sermon Video June 5, 2022, with Rev. Karen Robu, Associate Minister, Plymouth Congregational Church

  • By Published On: April 18, 2022

    Bob LaRochelle has had a lot of experience with different churches. Raised a Roman Catholic, he was ordained a Permanent Deacon in that church. After a period of intense soul-searching, he left the Catholic Church and embarked on a career in ordained Protestant ministry.

  • How Jesus Waged Peace Throughout Holy Week

    By Published On: February 16, 2022

    Throughout Holy Week, two competing approaches to peacemaking collide. What if we've embraced the wrong one?

  • By Published On: May 11, 2021

    A national list of progressive Christian campus organizations, progressive Christian university chaplains (employed by colleges and universities), and progressive Christian campus ministers.

  • Set in the shadows of a climate crisis and Covid-19.

    By Published On: November 8, 2020

    In our present world today the impact and consequences of Climate Change and Covid 19 have been staggering.

  • (Original Music and Video)

    By Published On: October 24, 2020

    Joy Lau's "Get Out The Vote" music video in collaboration with John Del Cueto, the gospel choir director at Middle Collegiate Church in NYC, using his original music “Hatred We’re Gonna Tear Your Kingdom Down” (adapted from the spiritual "Satan We’re Gonna Tear Your Kingdom Down") with her animation.

  • By Published On: August 14, 2020

    How do we love in a time of rage? How do we fix a broken world while not breaking ourselves? Valarie Kaur—renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and civil rights lawyer—describes revolutionary love as the call of our time, a radical, joyful practice that extends in three directions: to others, to our opponents, and to ourselves.

  • By Published On: July 28, 2020

        "Leaning In: A Prayer of Intention" is a sung prayer of intercession that aims to break down the distinction between the

  • By Published On: April 22, 2020

    Franklyn Schaefer is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, arranger and composer. He published his first musical album in 2008 (Keep on Smiling) and has published two more albums and several single songs since.

  • By Published On: March 30, 2020

    I was reading a book this morning entitled, "Crossing the Threshold of Hope", by John Paul II, the copyright was 1994. I went to bed early and woke at 5am, so decided to read before getting up. This was a “sort of” question and answer book. The book dealt with specific questions asked of John Paul by the compiler, Vittorio Messori

  • By Published On: December 6, 2019

    It’s fair to say that two points of view concerning the life and death of Jesus developed early within Christianity. One was carried by the Christian West and is still prominent in the West today. The other was carried by the Christian East and may not be as well known to a lot of Western Christians.

  • By Published On: October 30, 2019

    A people’s spirituality derives, slowly, in association with their daily perceptions, feelings, reflections, occupations and actions. And from time to time we assess who we are in this process.

  • Reflection before the start of mass at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Minneapolis

    By Published On: October 11, 2019

    “Those now last will be first, and those now first will be last.” Let me just be honest and say that this was hard for me to read, if not a bit repugnant as it goes against everything I have come to understand about Jesus as an open and inclusive teacher who frequently transgressed conventional norms that were exclusionary.

  • By Published On: October 11, 2019

    This week many of us were moved by Brandt Jean, the brother of Botham Jean, when he told his brother’s killer, Amber Guyger, that he forgives her, and then came off the stand and hugged her in the courtroom.

  • For the month of September, pay any amount to download IN TROUBLED TIMES. All profits on this site and Bandcamp will go to Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity.

    By Published On: September 5, 2019

    Innovative songwriter and worship leader, John Lyzenga, is pleased to announce the release of IN TROUBLED TIMES, a collection of worship songs addressing issues of social justice including racism, privilege, gender, sexuality, and immigration combining the story of the Bible alongside current events.

  • By Published On: June 22, 2019

    "Our Contested Story" is a whirlwind ride through the ancient yet contemporary conversation between Christian and secular cultures.

  • By Published On: June 22, 2019

    I’m not a Buddhist, but I love what Lao-tzu the Chinese prophet writes in the 70th verse of the Tao Te Ching (interpreted by Wayne Dyer). I find all of the verses (81) are full of wisdom and common sense. I suspect, perhaps, that Jesus might have known of Lao-Tzu’s writings, as so much of what he taught are very similar. Certainly Lao-Tzu’s wisdom was passed down through the ages the 500 years before Jesus.