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Religion Remixed

Jordan Peterson: The RBG of the young, white and hyper-online

By Tara Isabella Burton — December 3, 2020

(RNS) — Few of his fans, one imagines, are guided by his ‘rules for life.’ Instead they idealize Peterson himself, a shield against the insidious forces of the social-justice-industrial-complex.

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Yoga’s ‘father in the West’ still defining our spirituality and celebrity 100 years later

By Tara Isabella Burton — September 16, 2020

(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

By Tara Isabella Burton — August 18, 2020

(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.

By Tara Isabella Burton — July 21, 2020

(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 wearing masks and masculinity got confused

By Tara Isabella Burton — July 9, 2020

(RNS) — Some of the most robust arguments against masks have also come from some of the political and religious right’s paragons of performative masculinity.

The K-pop election

By Tara Isabella Burton — June 30, 2020

(RNS) — On the eve of the 2020 elections, Gen Z-ers are on the verge of using their digital tools to counteract the political establishment.

How millennials make meaning from shopping, decorating and self-pampering

By Tara Isabella Burton — June 23, 2020

(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

By Tara Isabella Burton — June 16, 2020

(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

By Tara Isabella Burton — June 10, 2020

(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

By Tara Isabella Burton — June 2, 2020

(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

By Tara Isabella Burton — May 19, 2020

(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

By Tara Isabella Burton — May 12, 2020

(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.

Quarantine cooking gone hipster is a sign of hope

By Tara Isabella Burton — May 6, 2020

(RNS) — It’s understandable to respond to the pandemic by discovering a connection to real food and getting in touch with nature. It might even put us back in touch with the humanity of others.

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