Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Last Judgment

When I first began attending church, I was soon introduced to the idea of a “Last Judgment.”  It was a fearful idea, one that made me feel guilty and afraid of what I might face if and when I met … Continue reading

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Fear and Conflict

Fear and conflict rules so much of our lives.  We wear and minds and bodies out with worry, which is but the root and expression of our fears.  How can be rid ourselves of fear and conflict?  How can we … Continue reading

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City of Angels

Last night, Naomi and I watched the movie "City of Angels”.  Set in Los Angeles (fitting name?) it was the fascinating story of a man, Seth, (Nicolas Cage) who returned to earth as an angel wanting to help people.  Seth … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Forgiveness

Then Peter came and said to Jesus, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgiven?  As many as seven times?”  Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.”  … Continue reading

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Whence Cometh Earthquakes?

We who have heard and watched video reports from the tragic earthquake in Haiti cannot help but feel overwhelmed by the devastation and loss of life.  As I watched initial reports of the suffering on television, I nearly burst out … Continue reading

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Creeds And Histories

The other day I was talking to a man who suggested that if Muslims would take time to seek out the history of Muhammad and the early history of their faith roots, they might be surprised and make some belief … Continue reading

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Meditation

The word “meditation” is used by many today.  The word’s root can simple mean, “Healing thoughts.”  It involves the mind chatter which dominates our thinking and becoming aware of how much of it is negative, self-defeating, and filled with judgments. … Continue reading

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