“If you pray to God for peace does God give you peace or give you opportunities to be peaceful?” One of the hard problems of theology and religion is the presupposition that God is all loving and all-caring and His Will for us is perfect peace and love; and yet we live in a world […]

One of the main focuses of my blog centers in on Emergent Christianity, a field of study and practice that I particularly resonate with due to Christianity being such a dominant element in the culture I was raised in. Furthermore, I believe that Christianity is one of the traditions which will be deeply effected, molded, […]

“The great beauty of life is its mystery, the inability to know what course our life will take, and diligently work to transmute into our final form based upon a lifetime of constant discovery and enterprising effort. Accepting the unknown and unknowable eliminates regret.”― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls In no small way, my life over […]

Metanoia is a Greek word that translates to “Change of Mind”, used many times in the New Testament. Thought to translate as “repentance”, though not as a practice fueled by guilt or shame, but literally to “change our direction”. As many of you who follow my blog know, I have been transitioning through a very […]

“O you souls who wish to go on with so much safety and consolation, if you knew how pleasing to God is suffering and how much it helps in acquiring other good things, you would never seek consolation in anything; but you would rather look upon it as a great happiness to bear the Cross […]

As it has become apparent to anyone who has read my last blog post, the old pattern of my life has changed completely. I am reminded of a book written by Neale Donald Walsch called, “When everything Changes; Change Everything”. Though I didn’t read that book in its entirety, the title alone makes clear the […]

I receive newsletters from Unity every so often, and today I received a letter reminding me of the upcoming 25th anniversary of World Day of Prayer. I have always appreciated the altitude of thinking of the Unity faith, built on the teachings of Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, Unity presents a much more forward-thinking, progressive stance on […]

One of the things I really appreciate about Jordan Peterson is that he recognizes the inherent worth existent in our cultural narratives. It is no secret that the knowledge of our society is passed on through stories and narratives, holding us to traditions and ways of living that keeps the whole thing moving forward.