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What is Sin? Contrary to popular understanding, sin does not consist of a catalogue of “bad behavior,” rather it is a state of being; it is a condition of alienation from God, the ground of our being. Sin involves alienation from other people as well as the world in which we live. Here’s the story [...]
Before you know where you’re headed, you need to know where you’ve been. This is true whether you’re traveling to England or toward enlighenment. Try our faith profile test and find out where you are coming from, right now at the beginning of the New Year. Take the test now.
Adult Christianity “When I was a child, I thought like a child … but as an adult, I put away childish things.” The Apostle Paul. But what would an adult, mature Christianity look like today?
Are you seeking a path not only to weight loss, but a more healthy and fulfilling life? The Spirit Diet focuses not on the bad foods that you should avoid (you already know what those are!), but on the wonderful, tasty and delicious foods that tend to improve health and well being at every level, [...]
Is Christ’s love ethic relevant in a time of war? Given that love is as much a part of the problem as a solution, I question the famous line from the love song: “All the world needs now is love, sweet love.” Read more …..
Sometimes it seems that the only news being covered by the media is that of war, violence, nuclear proliferation, genocide, political conflict and corruption in high places. Actually, there are quite a few examples to the contrary. The press is actively covering God, not to mention lesser topics like religion, spirituality, ethics and such, arguably [...]
If you saw Franklin Graham on Morning Joe earlier this week, you saw him imply that President Obama is a Muslim even while avoiding saying so directly. It was a spectacle of smarmy inuendo. Tell @samaritanspurse to fire @franklin_graham for spreading lies about Obama’s faith: http://t.co/aT4QgAun Rick Santorum didn’t do any better during the debate last [...]
In this time between war and peace, between birth and death, between the people we are and those we’d like to become, I can think of no better map for navigating the difficult passages of life than the 23rd Psalm. It marks a passage through time, not just for each of us personally, but for [...]
Faith is not so much about obeying laws and rules, it’s about liberation and letting go. Consider the Ten Commandments …
Several years ago, I began a regular discipline of long distance running, for health and well-being. Running is now a focal point of my spiritual practice. Not surprisingly, some of the world’s spiritual masters have seen running as a metaphor for the journey of faith. I recommend it. Running With The Wind