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September 25, 2008

An excellent reflection on the playlist for "Days of Awe."

September 23, 2008

In this TED talk, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt breaks down human moral values into five basic elements, then shows how an individual's placement on the liberal-conservative spectrum is determined by how much emphasis that person puts on each of these values.

September 22, 2008

This SOF video captures the international flavor of the Azusa Street Centennial in song by a couple from Zimbabwe.

September 19, 2008

View a couple of campaign commercials in which presidential candidates wear their religion on their sleeves.

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September 19, 2008

A collection of photos documenting the Islamic holy month.

September 19, 2008

I wanted to share a tremendously informative piece of writing that came into my inbox yesterday — an essay by Omer M. Mozaffar about the passing of Warith Deen (often referred to as W.Deen) Mohammed titled “American Islam Enters its Next Phase.” Mohammed was a gentle but towering figure in the history of Islam in the U.S., yet remains little known in the culture at large.

September 18, 2008

With all the press given to Gov. Palin's Pentecostal past, many forgot the Democratic Party has its own share of influential Pentecostals running the show.

September 17, 2008

Are religious values sometimes used as a shield for discrimination?

September 16, 2008

But what about practicing yoga at home? A prescribed playlist German trains would love.

September 15, 2008

Recalling Rabbi Heschel's words while fasting for Ramadan.

September 11, 2008

Krista finds liberation in the graceful transitioning instead of only the outcome.

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September 11, 2008

Our managing producer, a "yoga cliché," finds a way of putting herself in the way of the divine.

September 10, 2008

We asked for your song recommendations, and you delivered scores of them.

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September 09, 2008

Just settling on a good program title can spur quite a bit of debate during our editorial sessions, with more considerations than you might expect.

September 08, 2008
September 06, 2008

News reports selectively cited quotes from Sarah Palin's speech to "M.C." students. View her entire speech and add your own knowledge.

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September 03, 2008

In preparing for Krista's interview with Fr. Stewart, several producers listen as he previews a few manuscripts from the HMML collection.

August 28, 2008

Rob discusses fishing as a metaphor for the creative process.

August 26, 2008

Video: Our Senior Producer talks about some of the choices he made with this program's music.

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August 22, 2008

The inspirational story of an Ethiopian man who watched the deforestation of his home, did nothing, and is reclaiming his land and his memories.

August 19, 2008

Krista vents her frustration about certain media coverage on the Saddleback forum with Sens. Obama and McCain.

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