Speaking Out For Integrity and Dr. Marc Gafni – Part I of IV

Dr. Marc Gafni, My Friend, a Voice of Hope Grounded in Love The most recent expressions of malice began, presciently enough, on Christmas morning 2015. On that morning a short column appeared on the New York Times website: A Spiritual Leader Gains Stature, Trailed by a Troubled Past. The appearance of that article may have [Read More…]

Speaking Out For Integrity and Dr. Marc Gafni – Part IV of IV

In the third section I wrote about how important it is for good people to seek truth, for not everything is what it appears. The Tell Tale Sign of a Smear Campaign: Intense Demonization It has been months since this all began. I have been deeply gratified, overwhelmed in fact, to see how the Center [Read More…]

Speaking Out For Integrity and Dr. Marc Gafni – Part II of IV

In the first section I wrote about what draws me to Marc—why Marc is my friend and why the smear campaign against him hurts me personally. Smear Campaigns, Hidden Agendas and the Manufacturing of Victims Why should you believe my story, my “version” of Marc Gafni rather than the rumors circulating about him? I’m tempted to [Read More…]

Speaking Out for Integrity and Dr. Marc Gafni – Part III of IV

In the second section I wrote about the way in which this smear campaign started—who started it and why. Andrew Harvey, The Goddess Weeps: A Failure of Integrity “Oh yes,” you might say,“ but Andrew Harvey, among others, has talked to women who have suffered at Marc’s hands and verified their accounts.” Yeah, I know, [Read More…]

New Hearing – Sermon Form Class – 4 of 8

One Major Improvement in Preaching Will Make All the Difference There is one thing, that if preachers would learn to do, it would vastly improve their preaching. Assume for a moment that you have something important to say. You can take that Word and preach a sermon that wanders about until it dribbles off the front [Read More…]

Gemstone – Sermon Form Class – 3 of 8

One Major Improvement in Preaching Will Make All the Difference There is one thing, that if preachers would learn to do, it would vastly improve their preaching. Assume for a moment that you have something important to say. You can take that Word and preach a sermon that wanders about until it dribbles off the front [Read More…]

Lowry Loop – Sermon Form Class – 2 of 8

One Major Improvement in Preaching Will Make All the Difference There is one thing, that if preachers would learn to do, it would vastly improve their preaching. Assume for a moment that you have something important to say. You can take that Word and preach a sermon that wanders about until it dribbles off the front [Read More…]

Sermon Form Class – 1 of 8

One Major Improvement in Preaching Will Make All the Difference There is one thing, that if preachers would learn to do, it would vastly improve their preaching. Assume for a moment that you have something important to say. You can take that Word and preach a sermon that wanders about until it dribbles off the front [Read More…]

Standing on Truth?

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The Dance: Looking Towards a Life Well Lived

I continue to work through the implications of a text that uses the word agape to translate “love,” while describing the phenomena of eros, the evolutionary impulse, the gentle persuasion towards love. I have become more and more convinced that it is the dance of eros and agape that bring forth the next beautiful moment [Read More…]

Dear Dear Donald

He’s having such a hard time with this Presbyterian thing I thought I’d try to give him some help. [Read more…]

Social Synapse

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To God Be the Glory, Mmmm . . .

Not the best, not the worst . . . To God Be the Glory Rendition [Read more…]

Species Specific Shenanigans

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