Of Getting it Right

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Of the myriad neuroses in a hyper-neurotic culture, one stands out as the most persistent, and that is our compulsion, our obsessive need to “get it right.” Perhaps it is the perfect storm, of a toxic combination of post Enlightenment thinking and Calvinistic theology that pervades post modern Western culture that has so crippled our [...] Read more »

π r2 Redux

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Many of you have commented on my sermon of this past Sunday in which I trod where most English majors fear to tread (at least this English major)… in the realm of Math. I suggested that the circle might be a metaphor for the kingdom of God; for life itself. The enigmatic circle has long been [...] Read more »

Of the Heart of the Matter

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If someone were to ask you to describe the central tenet of your faith; what is it at the heart of your spiritual and religious life… in just a sentence: What would you say? In the Christian church we have at our disposal a rich library of scripture; we have the multifaceted theologies developed over [...] Read more »

Of Being Religious

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Being religious is not all that fashionable these days, particularly among  the so-called Millennials, the next generation to succeed the largely religious baby-boomers. Church growth experts are wringing their hands. Pundits are proclaiming the inevitable death of organized religion, certainly mainstream organized religion. Atheists, now celebrity in pop culture, claim to be the largest minority [...] Read more »

Of Death by Water

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“As I went down to the river to pray, studying about that good ol’ way and who shall wear the starry crown. Good Lord show me the way.”   Negro Spiritual/Slave song  Leonardo da Vinci said that water is the driving force of all nature. Not only is water the driving force of all nature, but [...] Read more »