2009 Year in Review

Year in Review 2009—and a Look Back at the 2000s
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    Spiritual Leaders Who Died in 2009

    Oral Roberts, Marie Knight, and John Daido Loori were some of the pioneers who influenced the faith landscape. Take a look back on spiritual leaders who died this year.

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    10 Health Lessons of 2009

    See what the top health stories of 2009--from swine flu to Patrick Swayze's untimely passing--taught us about wellness, hope, and staying calm in chaos.

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    Top Religion Stories of the Decade

    From the 9/11 terrorist attacks to Pope John Paul II's death to Buddhist activism in Tibet, read the stories of faith that shaped the last ten years.

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    Top Religion Scandals of the Decade

    The Catholic clergy sex scandal, the fall of evangelist Ted Haggard, and the scheming of Bernie Madoff were all scandals that shook the religious world.

Blogging on 2009 and the Past Decade

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The Decade's Top Ten: Religious or Spiritual?

Date: 12/31/2009

If you are one of those who hangs out at the intersection of faith and culture, I'm sure you've seen a few of the "Top Ten" lists about religious and/or spiritual films. Of the "Decade's Top Ten..." lists, these are the ones I find most relevant. I've found that most, like this one , are more about religious themes than spirituality itself. Some stretch what "religious" means quite far. A few ...

Related Topics: Spiritual Movies, Spirituality, 2009 Roundup, Angels & Demons, Angels & Demons, The Passion Of The Christ, Top Ten, Decade's Best, Decade's Best, 2009 In Review, Tom Hanks, Blog 87

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Carpe Diem: The Importance of Pleasure-Seeking in the Here/Now

Date: 12/31/2009

Are you one of those people that puts off vacations? Going to that fancy restaurant for the exact, right fancy occasion? Opening that bottle of wine you've been saving for the appropriate, equally special event to occur in your life? Apparently, putting of such things is not good for finding happiness, or being happy in general. And, apparently, one of the things we humans tend to be really goo ...

Related Topics: 2009 Roundup, New Year Resolutions, Pleasure, Spirituality, Zen, Blog 87

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this new year's eve, an eclipse upon a blue moon

Date: 12/31/2009

This is a symbolic New Year's eve indeed. The hopelessly pedantic will argue that the decade ends next year but the overwhelming common sense consensus is that tonight marks the end of the first decade of the 21st century of the "common era". And what a disappointing decade it was, from a global perspective - who knew that such a wasteland of fear, wasted potential, and division lay at the end of ...

Related Topics: 2010, Astronomy, New Years Eve, News, Politics, 2009 Roundup

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7 Reasons Why Pop Culture Is Spiritual

Date: 12/29/2009

Russell Bishop over at the HuffingtonPost has a fascinating article ( "7 Signs We Are Becoming More Spiritually Focused" ) on whether a spiritual awakening has been happening over the past decade and if it will continue through the next decade. The seven things Bishop lists as milestones for influencing pop culture with religion and spirituality are listed below.  See how his list comp ...

Related Topics: 2009 Roundup, 2010, Dan Brown, Eckhart Tolle, Kabbalah, New Year, Pop Culture, The Secret, Trends, Blog 87

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Fresh Morning: New Year's Quotes

Date: 12/31/2009

New Year's morning is the freshest of all mornings, don't you agree?  I also think there's something special about New Year's Eve morn, as there's an excitement in the air that something--the simple but radical act of turning a page--is about to happen. To get you inspired for that act, here are some inspiring New Year's quotes ( click here for more ): "Year's end is neither an end nor ...

Related Topics: New Years Quotes, 2009 Roundup, Fresh Morning, Inspirational Quotes

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