Archive for ‘February, 2011

Of A-Theism

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When he was about sixteen, one of my sons told me he was an agnostic, that he doubted the rudiments of the faith that he had learned in Sunday School, that he had heard discussed among his friends. I told him that that’s a good thing…I having remembered reading Paul Tillich’s Dynamics of Faith in […] Read more »

Of Illness and Health

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One of our sons is suffering from depression…twenty years ago perhaps, and certainly fifty years ago, one wouldn’t speak of such a thing…the taboo of mental illness was just unmentionable. I had a great aunt who had serious mental health issues way back when, before we had heard the term bipolar, and when she was really in […] Read more »

Of Maturity

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Europeans often speak of the American ethos as immature, that collectively we behave as a culture like a spoiled child; and in our defense, we are indeed a very young nation compared to other world civilizations, but I think that in many ways the criticism is apt. We only have to look at what passes for entertainment on […] Read more »

Of the Human Spirit

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I have been captivated by the news of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt over the past three weeks. One hopes that cool heads prevail in this crisis and that violence is not an option in the process…. Human process: The recreation of the world, or perhaps better said the world still in the creation process birthed […] Read more »