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Fundamentalism

Quick Look I’ve read that Vince Lombardi began each season by teaching his players how to block, how to run, and how to fall. That’s the good side of “fundamentalism.” However . . . . A Tale She came to … Continue reading

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God Thinking

Quick Look Not “what” but “how.” That is, this post is not about theology. We’re just noticing the “grammar” of the “language” our mind uses when we want to reach “deeper” or “higher.” A Tale “I pray to God every … Continue reading

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Practice Re-thinking God

Sneak up on your mind, and steal a peek. How does it do God thinking? Is God a He or a She? An It? A Judge? A Coach? A Boss? A Friend? Deaf? Mute? Scary? White beard? None of these … Continue reading

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Echoes on God Thinking

What if God was one of us, just a stranger on the bus, trying to make his way home. Joan Osborne, Best Of Joan Osborne ‘My thoughts are not your thoughts. nor are your ways my ways,’ declares the LORD. … Continue reading

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Religion as Competition

Quick Look One of my careers was pastoring a church: I was a professional religionist. Sometimes my mind still tries to build a safe enclosure to protect something. It’s really wacky to try to secure an intellectual fort. A Tale Andrew competes. Seriously. His … Continue reading

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Echo on Fundamentalism

Mankind has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother’s path to happiness and heaven. Mark Twain The Wit and Wisdom The key question is: How do we interpret the book? In the … Continue reading

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Practice Un-fundamentalizing

This week, go snooping in your subconscious for that stern self-righteous lawgiver who’s convinced his (your) way is the only way. Ugly? Probably, but walk right past the big blowhard, and open the window, and let the breeze of Other … Continue reading

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Echo: What Religion is Really About

by Jay Michaelson, The Jewish Daily Forward, April 30, 2010 “All of a sudden, there was hope in my heart I’d see my father again.” Thus wrote one of America’s most influential religious leaders of the moment when he became … Continue reading

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Practicing Faith, Calming Dogma

This week, notice how much of your “faith” is about simple trust. How much of it is about your thoughts, other people’s thoughts, dogma (classic or current), or even “conventional wisdom.” Which do you want to predominate? If dogma has … Continue reading

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