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A New Home for the Holy Rover

My blog Holy Rover is now hosted by Patheos, the world’s largest website devoted to religion and spirituality. Please join me there by clicking on Holy Rover.     Share This

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Sacred Journeys—plus news about the Holy Rover’s future

I know I said I wouldn’t be back blogging until after the first of the year, but I couldn’t resist returning for this one post. That’s because the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has a splendid special exhibit on a topic … Continue reading

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Cutting Loose

Well, my dear Holy Rover readers, it’s time to say goodbye for awhile. Within the past few weeks the idea for a book has waltzed into my life, and she is such an insistent partner that we’re going to dance by … Continue reading

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8 Top Spiritual Sites in America

Today’s post is an article of mine that was recently published by the PBS-affiliated website Next Avenue.  8 Top Spiritual Sites in America: Refresh your soul at these sacred destinations by Lori Erickson From Wild to Eat, Pray, Love, spiritual journeys … Continue reading

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Symphony on the Prairie

I’ve been doing this blog for a number of years, but there’s one huge category of spirituality that I’ve never written about—the spirituality of music. Well, today is the day to fix that omission. That’s because I recently had the chance … Continue reading

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With the Mennonites (and the Eisenhowers) in Kansas

One of the religious groups I’ve always admired are the Mennonites. Though small in number, they have an influence far greater than their size would suggest. After a natural disaster, for example, they are often the first to arrive to … Continue reading

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The Grace in Dying

You might say that the topic of death is hot these days. Many people are questioning the standard Western practices surrounding death, which too often occurs after medical interventions that prolong suffering, prohibit people from coming to a sense of peace about their dying, and separate … Continue reading

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The Ben Long Frescoes of North Carolina

In 1972, artist Ben Long was looking for a place to put his newly acquired fresco painting skills t0 work. He approached J. Faulton Hodge, the rector at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in West Jefferson, North Carolina, with an offer … Continue reading

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Where the Book of Mormon Began

Since its Broadway opening in 2011, the irreverent musical The Book of Mormon has won nine Tony Awards and set box-office records. So what did the Mormons do in response to this show that enthusiastically blasphemes nearly everything they hold … Continue reading

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Finding Ties of Connection at Ganondagan

Today’s post is by guest blogger Bob Sessions: Construction workers don’t usually have  beautiful images of herons on their hats, but Peter Jemison isn’t your ordinary construction worker. In fact, he’s manager of Ganondagan, a New York State Historic Site … Continue reading

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