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Sacred Realism, Factual Faith and Evidential Mysticism

Michael Dowd attempts to reconcile science and religion in his 2008 book Thank God for Evolution. But, today in America there are consequences and suffering resulting from ignoring evidential revelation: “1,000 young people are abandoning their faith per day.” “Rates of teen pregnancy, obesity, spouse abuse and porn addiction are highest in the most religiously conservative, Bible-centered parts […]

Two Views of The Great Society

Two Views of The Great Society

It’s been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson promoted the Great Society. Some think we have come a long way since the 1960’s; some think we still have a long way to go to achieve those goals; others think America has moved in the wrong direction. Are we still…

Taking the Bible Seriously, But Not Literally

In October 2010, my wife and I attended a delightful lecture series by Marcus J. Borg presented at Stone Church of Willow Glen, CA, based on his soon to be published book Speaking Christian. Earlier that year in April, 2010, we had attended a stimulating symposium held at Wheaton College near Chicago featuring biblical scholar NT Wright. […]

Shasta County Interfaith Forum

Wednesday I attended the lunch meeting of the Shasta County Interfaith Forum (SCIF). I was impressed by the congenial, respectful and supportive attitude expressed among those attending. Spiritual leaders representing various Christian denominations, LDS, Unity, Unitarian, Jews, Sikhs, Muslim, Buddhists, Bahais, Science of Mind and other spiritual persuasions were present. They were looking for ways […]