Physical World

View all topics

Do you believe in life after death? Neurosurgeon shifts view on faith, life.

Oprah Winfrey welcomes Dr. Eben Alexander to the set of Super Soul Sunday. Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander’s account of a near-death … Continued

Heaven Exists. Or Does it?

One of the most popular books of the 12th century — what might be called medieval infotainment — was “The … Continued

Little-known Swedenborg gets fresh look in new book

WASHINGTON — William Blake, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Martin Luther King Jr. and even Helen Keller all found something to like … Continued

11/11/11: A powerful code

November 11, 2011 is a fascinating date for many people. There are reports of an increase in weddings planned for … Continued

We need more faith in our politics

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

A nun’s tale

By William Dalrymplewriter and historian (Adapted by the author from his book “Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in … Continued

Practical prayer to the rescue

Jesus Christ was the master of practical, successful prayer and demonstrated how great an impact for good his form of … Continued

We are the caretakers of the universe

Q: The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it … Continued

Profaning creation

Q: The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it … Continued

My deepest faith in what I cannot imagine

Q:What is your vision of heaven? What images – from Scripture, tradition, culture or your personal experience – best describe … Continued

Haiti and how we respond to suffering

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

Letting go

I admit it: I have trouble letting go. By “letting go” I mean in the sense of the bumper sticker … Continued

Why I Believe

It is an odd thing to be called on to defend something you think you know. It is disturbing at … Continued

A HinJew Target in Mumbai

Whenever I fly my habit is to whisper two prayers to myself just before takeoff and landing. The first is … Continued

Compassion Does Not Demonize ‘Fundamentalism’

Opposing a call to compassion feels like kicking a puppy with a broken paw, but it isn’t. A call to … Continued

Faith at Home in America

Einstein has been quoted as saying,” science without religion is lame, and religion without science is blind.” If these words … Continued

How the Muslims Saved the West

One effort common to some 21st century Christians and Muslims is a desire to overthrow empirical science exemplified in Darwinist … Continued

Science and Religion: A Question of Humility

Albert Einstein said it best, “science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. Einstein understood what today’s “leading” … Continued

Call for a Presidential Debate on Science

At some point in this endless process of selecting a president, I believe there must be a presidential debate solely … Continued

Politics of the Belly, Head and Soul

The Middle East Problem that plagues us today is rooted in history, but the intellectual and political forces that keep … Continued