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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: 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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