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Biblical Literalism is the Disaster

Biblical Literalism is the Disaster

September came hard as massive hurricanes slammed into our nation’s Gulf coast. Like many, I found myself completely distracted and immersed in the round-the-clock news coverage of the damage. When it comes to bearing witness to destruction, we seem unable to look away. While the information does soothe our need to know and connect with important people and places in our lives, too much information can damage our emotional balance. We must turn and turn again to the present of…

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My Take: Who owns Jesus? Who owns yoga? – CNN Belief Blog – CNN.com Blogs

My Take: Who owns Jesus? Who owns yoga? – CNN Belief Blog – CNN.com Blogs

Yes, if purity of faith is what you’re looking for, eventually you will be very – VERY – disappointed. Even the scandalous, unique aspects of faith eventually become part of culture. “All religions are mash-ups,” writes Stephen Prothero, religion scholar at Boston University.My Take: Who owns Jesus? Who owns yoga? – CNN Belief Blog – CNN.com Blogs

Easter : As Simply as I Can

Easter : As Simply as I Can

I see it this way : God is part of the human experience. Constantly. I believe that God uniquely joined with the one called Jesus and through him embodied the will and desire of God.  I hear in the NT gospels the constant pull of God toward healing, God’s compassion for all human suffering, and God’s dreams for a more just creation. When Jesus was executed / crucified, I see the worse of human power brutalizing and silencing truth. God…

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