On Being Blog
When do charity and aid help, and when are they counterproductive? A video from one group's perspective.
The story of a woman whose son was murdered, and her struggle to end the cycle of violence in north Minneapolis.
Studs Terkel's death reminds our online editor of the opportunity he passed up.
A monk makes the case to the pop culture digerati that his Catholic brothers have been on the cutting edge of technology for centuries.
Forget the glossy Bible hype. A clever cover reveals more, and says less.
OK. I’ll admit it. I’m a lurker in the Jewish blogging community — my favorite being Rachel Barenblat’s smart and always provocative Velveteen Rabbi. In a recent post, she wrote about a friend, Seth Brown, who has translated the Torah into rhyming verse and is releasing one chapter a week on his blog From God to Verse.
For the past five years, writing the annotated guide (“program particulars”) meant to complement each week’s broadcast has been a labor of love. I’m not theologically trained, so I wanted to better understand passing references made by Krista and her guests — particularly when it came to quoting sacred texts. The Web is handy, but, it lacks the depth of scriptural translations little known outside seminaries and divinity schools.