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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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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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Among the Amish in Indiana

Last week I had a somewhat surreal writing schedule. In the midst of the news of the bombings in Boston and the hunt for the perpetrators, I was writing about the Amish-Mennonite country of northern Indiana. I’d scan the on-line … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Nones

The Holy Rover has been a-rovering for the past month, visiting a variety of sites that I’ll be telling you about over the next few weeks. I’ve learned about Amish culture in Indiana, found a place in New York where … Continue reading

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The Sweet Loneliness of Intimacy

We take a break from our series on Tibetan Buddhism for a reflection that seems appropriate for Valentine’s Day: “Intimacy could be described as our capacity for closeness and tenderness toward things. It is often revealed in moments of risky … Continue reading

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How To Read China

Philip Jenkins (author of books that include The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity) is always worth reading. I’ve long admired his ability to distill complicated religious movements and themes in clear and insightful ways. In How To Read China … Continue reading

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60 Things She’s Learned the Hard Way

I wouldn’t be a writer today if it wasn’t for my friend and mentor Rebecca Christian, a Renaissance-woman-extraordinaire who has taught me much about life as well as writing. In her most-recent column in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, she offered … Continue reading

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A Profoundly Un-Midwestern Shrine

Not long ago, Holy Rover readers had a lively discussion about the various items they’ve purchased on their travels. I thought of those stories recently when I visited the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, Iowa.  The grotto shows … Continue reading

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A Healthy Dose of Remembering

Saturday’s New York Times had a lovely essay about what seems like a trivial topic: the buying of souvenirs while traveling. In They’re Souvenirs, Not Stuff! Dominiqe Browning writes: After struggling for years with my untoward attachments to my things, after resisting … Continue reading

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Learning From Your Life

Everything that happens to you is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it. Polly Berends Share This!

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