Huston Smith Dies at 97: A Mentor to Me . . . and Millions

Sad but inevitable news: religion scholar Huston Smith died at the age of 97 on December 30. I'm just one of the millions of fans, friends, seekers and … [Read more...]

Religion Scholar Huston Smith at 93 — ‘Be Happy!’

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Ninety-three-year-old Huston Smith rolled into the Sagrada bookstore in Oakland, California, in a push wheelchair the other … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Forgiveness Is Tough — Atonement, Even Tougher

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Forgiveness has gotten a lot of  ink and air time in recent years. But what about the other side of the forgiveness … [Read more...]

John Shelby Spong: Christianity (Some of It) Is Bunk

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Former Episcopal Bishop of Newark John Shelby Spong says it's time to ditch the two principle beliefs of Western religion. … [Read more...]

GodsBigBlog: OK, What’s God’s Big Blog?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall A reader named Dana asks, "What is GodsBigBlog?" Good question. GodsBigBlog is -- God's Big Blog. I'm a religion … [Read more...]