Hospital de la Caridad, Sevilla

This blog post could also be subtitled: when the travel books let you down royally. Or a second option: the only church I have ever been pissed to have paid to go inside. So some back story before my rant on why the Hospital de la Caridad isn't worth the 8 euro price. History The hospital/church [...]

UNESCO: Cathedral, Alcázar & Archivo de Indias in Seville

Set in the historic center, UNESCO sets apart three important buildings to incorporate in the Seville UNESCO World Heritage Site: Cathedral, Alcázar, and the Archive of the Indians.   Cathedral A cathedral is the literal "seat" of the bishop of the diocese and is, therefore, the most important church in any city. This cathedral dates [...]

Veneration of the Virgin: The Art of Icons in Greek Orthodox Theology

Update! our curriculum development projects are live! CHECK EM OUT! One of the fabulous things about the Religious Worlds of New York NEH Summer Institute is that each participant also had the opportunity to create a lesson plan fit for their teaching curriculum. This meant that not only did I get 3 weeks of incredible [...]

Worshiping at Convent Avenue Baptist Church

One Sunday of my Religious Worlds of New York Summer Program took us to a black Harlem house of worship, Convent Avenue Baptist Church. Although a Christian venue, I actually felt more "out of my senses" at this church than at the mosque, Bronx Lourdes, or even the Hindu Temple. I think it's because Catholicism [...]