The local Quaker pastor (and longtime IM columnist) publishes his 22nd book this month, a funny personal history of faith called Unlearning God. In this excerpt, the author recalls his Catholic boyhood and the doubts that plagued him very early in life.
Originally planning to visit Morocco as part of the university’s Global Adventures in the Liberal Arts program, students and professors scrambled to adjust their itinerary amid the uncertainty and turmoil surrounding President Trump’s travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries.
How Thubten Jigme Norbu’s Tibetan Cultural Center came to be located in Bloomington, Indiana, is an incredible saga of changing identities, forced exile, international intrigue, and one family’s rags-to-riches rise to prominence. The players include the Dalai Lama, the CIA, an Eli Lilly heiress, celebrities, scholars, Buddhist monks, and reincarnated spirits. It’s the story of how one Tibetan immigrant became a Hoosier.