My Rocky Spiritual Journey

You don't have to be a big believer to find something interesting to read here. You'll find excerpts from the spiritual journeys of people I've met on the religion beat as well as my thoughts on the Big Questions -- and updates on my prize-winning book, "Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith."

Why Meditate — When I Could Be Sweeping the Garage?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I've tried meditating a few times - a very few times. I'm well read on the subject, however. Indeed, I've spent way more … [Read more...]

GodsBigBlog: What Non-Believers Think of Obama

For the time being, at least, non-believers seem to be okay with Obama's stance vis-a-vis religion and spirituality. Check out this story on … [Read more...]

Why Pray? — Some Thoughts from Karen Armstrong

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Why pray? Apparently, I'm not the only person asking that question. No less a light than author and student of religion … [Read more...]

GodsBigBlog: Dancer Savitri Hari — God in the Lowly Things

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Savitri Hari of Walnut Creek, California, teaches classical Indian dance and is a psychotherapist in Oakland, California. … [Read more...]

GodsBigBlog: Native American Tori Isner — Want to Find Holy? Go Look at a Rock

By Barbara Falconer Newhall An Army vet and a grandmother, Tori Isner talks about being an adopted Lakota Sioux who traces her roots to the Eastern Band … [Read more...]