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Should the Church Embrace Universal Reconciliation?

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May 28, 2019

You, You, You: Lessons in Prayer from a Zen Benedictine Monk

David Steindl-Rast, summarized his relationship with the God, the Great Mystery, after 90 years of life as a Zen-practicing Benedictine monk:

"I could not express my own lifelong relationsh...

April 24, 2019

In Acts chapter 6, shortly after the founding of the church, a group of Grecian widows in Jerusalem were being overlooked by the Hebraic majority in the daily distribution of food. While the church sought to imitate Jesus by caring for these margina...

February 14, 2019

God-Giving is the third instalment in a series of reflections on Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki (here are parts 1 and 2). The book is a collection of informal talks given at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center near San Francisc...

September 6, 2018

Christopher Hitchens (d. 2011) was a public intellectual known for his outspoken views on religion and politics and his often confrontational means of communication. His circle of influence included presidents, dissidents, revolutionaries, and academ...

June 15, 2018

Buddhism, founded somewhere between 600 ad 400 CE by Siddhārtha Gautama, has intrigued Westerners ever since the Greeks first encountered Buddha's followers in the wake of Alexander the Great's conquest of Southeast Asia in 334 CE. Claiming 7% of the...

May 25, 2018

Recently, a friend of mine started doing yoga. He was really excited about his new practice for a few weeks, but then he started to feel guilty about the time he spent in the yoga class.

I asked him why, and he said that yoga made him feel uncomforta...

April 4, 2018


G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. The other is to walk around the whole world til we come back to the same place.”

Some people seem to be content at home with their beliefs and traditio...