Tara Isabella Burton is an author at Religion News Service.
Yoga’s ‘father in the West’ still defining our spirituality and celebrity 100 years later
(RNS) — Pioneering a vision of wellness in which spirituality and self-help converge, Yogananda created a new model for pop spirituality.
Kanye West, Christian chaos candidate, trumps the Trump model
(RNS) — Kanye’s presidential campaign may tell us as much about our spiritual disillusionment as it does his mental health.
Don’t be fooled by QAnon’s post-apocalyptic fury. It’s really spiritual hunger.
(RNS) — Followers of the online Q and white supremacism yearn for a world in which everything makes sense and where they at last have a role to play.
How millennials make meaning from shopping, decorating and self-pampering
(RNS) — We are experiencing a dot-com bubble for spirituality, a free marketplace of innovation and religious disruption.
Why CrossFit’s founder got crossed up by Floyd protests
(RNS) — Instead of capitalizing on the unrest, Greg Glassman espoused the values of the wellness movement’s masculine wing, where Horatio Alger does pull-ups with his bootstraps.
‘Safetyism’ only means words have real consequences
(RNS) — Better that the Times, that any paper, recognize its own subjectivity, take a clear editorial stand and recognize itself as an inherently ideological vector.
There are few gatherings more appropriate to Pentecost than protest
(RNS) — To imagine that a church could be desecrated by political protest against inequality is to catastrophically misunderstand the message both of Pentecost and of Christianity as a whole.
How Americans’ ‘tell it like it is’ attitude renders us vulnerable to conspiracy theories
(RNS) — Americans, distrustful of institutions that would prescribe knowledge for us, have been especially prone to believe what they see online.
In lockdown, our longing for the world could be the antidote to our spiritual anorexia
(RNS) — I’ve started cycling again. It’s exercise not as expensive commodity but an embrace of what it means to be in the world.
Present tense: Worshipping and performing in the digital age
(RNS) — How we inhabit, explore and become vulnerable in spaces traditionally understood as ‘disembodied’ or ‘low stakes’ is among the most important artistic questions of our digital age.