When I was still looking for a church home, the Pastor at the Catholic Church offered me an interesting bargain. “Do you want to die, or live forever?” I wonder how he interpreted my bafflement. People have a fascination with death. We are designed that way. When it arrives, it is prefaced with pain, weakness, … Continue reading Choose Life
To be Christian is to surrender ourselves in service and to turn our eyes outward in celebration of the virtues found in Creation. So if that is the road to Paradise, what is Hell?
Were you taught that Evolution and the Bible are incompatible teachings? Well, once we accept the existence of the soul, there is a strong evolutionary argument that Unconditional Love must become reality's most powerful force: Every personality desires love, for to be loved is to be offered power.Love seeks to illuminate marvelous possibilities among its … Continue reading Love is the Endpoint of Evolution
When we tell the story of the United States, it begins with the British Empire. The colonial empires were bound to collapse under the burden of distance, and in Asia and Africa it was only in fomenting division that the colonial powers maintained control until the 20th century. In North America, where the settlers quickly … Continue reading Points of View
In reading the Old Testament, the descendants of Adam progress in their covenant with God. Upon the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the covenants with Abram and Noah had vanished. Remembering that the Pentateuch was transcribed in Babylon, with the return from exile the covenant became fixed. The role of the High Priest was to … Continue reading Covenants