5 Hot Holiday Worship Spaces

Traditions are great, but they can be stifling. Sometimes things get so rote we tune everything out, including the whispers of the Divine. Take a moment right now. Think about your plans. Listen to the still, small voice. What is it telling you? I’ll tell you what it’s telling you. ‘Cause God told me to…

Venkat Srinivasan

A Tribute To Thanjavur

In South India, everyone’s paying homage to somebody.


Help Me Roll Away the Stone

The life of an unusual Chicago church.

Cancer Cannot.

Doggerel Fails Me

An excerpt from the new e-book Cancer Doesn’t Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude.


My Mecca Is Taller than Yours

Check out these crazy photos of the Mecca Clock Royal Tower now under construction. Upon completion, this tower will be the second tallest building in the world, at around 1,900 feet high. The building will be host to a lunar observatory, an Islamic heritage museum, a mechanism for the call to prayer, a gigantic clock…


What’s on Your Shelf?

Ogle each other’s objects of devotion.

Pyramid in Costa Rica

This Pyramid Is Potentially Any Human Being’s Grave

Let’s face it: you want to be buried in a pyramid. Who doesn’t? This summer, while searching for the meaning of paradise in Costa Rica, my associate and I came upon an American woman who had built a pyramid right next to her Egyptian-themed house, perhaps precisely for this purpose. (Alert! Alert! Exclusive first-glimpse of…