What’s Your Paradigm?

There are two versions of Christianity on the American landscape according to Marcus Borg in his book,  The Heart of Christianity. One he calls “earlier paradigm” and the other “emerging paradigm” (not to be confused with the label “emergent church” which is a sociological phenomenon of ad hoc community). “Earlier”

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Interest Sharing

It was the end of the interview when the biologist offered this, “Science only has value if it is interesting and shared.” How many high school chemistry students would rise in revolt if they knew that? Except what they might call uninteresting (in child/teenager parlance “boring”) is usually just harder

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What Satisfies

When I learned that 70% of our economy depends upon consumerism – people buying retail goods – I thought two things: 1) that doesn’t seem like a good thing upon which a country’s economy should be built and 2) there is no way I can or even want to do

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Decorate Who?

Are you empty? Empty of hope, peace, joy? Empty of meaning? Are you full? Full of anxiety, fear, sadness? Full of apathy? The times in which we live are difficult. Our region of the country is being particularly hit with economic adversity. The unemployment rate runs from 30%-50% in the

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