July 28, 2014

Check here for a weekly list of what Brad and Irwin are reading and watching. A virtual bedside table, The Week in Wisdom offers the books, movies, articles, programs and more that shape how Brad and Irwin look at the world.

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1 This Is Why Religion Is Just a Technology

Posted July 28, 2014

This Is Why Religion Is Just a Technology

Irwin Kula was the subject of a recent article in TIME Magazine online,  This Is Why Religion Is Just a Technology. The piece was the second of a 10-article series of conversations with transformational leaders who will be storytellers at the BIF10 Collaborative Innovation Summit in Providence, RI, on Sept. 17-18. Read More

2 The Role of Religion in the Ukrainian–Russian Conflict

Posted July 28, 2014

The Role of Religion in the Ukrainian–Russian Conflict

In this week’s Faith on the Record video, I take a look at the long history of conflict between Russia and the Ukraine and the role that religious leaders can play in choosing to either fan the flames or inspire positive change to build a better future. Read More

3 Magic in the Moonlight

Posted July 28, 2014

Magic in the Moonlight

Does anything really exist beyond the perception of our five senses, science, and the finality of death? Welcome to Woody Allen’s 47th film – Magic in the Moonlight – a luscious period piece set in Europe in the late 1920’s that with Allen’s typical wit, humor and perfect musical score challenges us to believe and to disbelieve in the rational and the magical, the scientific and the spiritual, randomness, absurdity and meaninglessness of life and the coherence, mystery, and purposefulness of life Read More

4 Here Comes Atheist TV

Posted July 28, 2014

Here Comes Atheist TV

An “atheist television channel” goes live this Tuesday, July 29th, on Roku. As a supporter of as many civil voices as possible finding their place in the American public square, I celebrate this new venture. As someone who believes that communities and ideologies are healthiest when defined by what they are, as opposed to what they are not, I find the whole thing a little sad or silly – maybe a bit of both. Read More