Spiritually Free

What would a group of spiritually free persons look like? We asked this question in the discernment group I’m leading. All the groups are talking about spiritual freedom and engaging in a practice to cultivate this quality. Spiritual freedom is the capacity to not be attached to outcome. This can

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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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