Church and The Lonely Soul

If you pushed me I would begrudgingly admit to my Christian faith. In recent months I have found myself to be on a bit of Church break. The communities and energies that have for so long sustained me now seem – tired, run out and out of ideas. While I value deeply the worshipping communities that sustained me for the last few years, I find myself in need of something more. [Read more...]

NOMA No More? The Possibility of Scientific Morality

Stephen Jay Gould said science deals with facts, religion with morals and values, and the two sides never intersect. Gould was an atheist, but religions get to stick around because they give guidance for life not found in science. Some of the new atheists have always been uncomfortable with what they see as a free ride Gould gave to religions, and Sam Harris is now proposing a method for revoking their ticket. [Read more...]

Practicing Sabbath: Easier Said Than Done

My wife and I have been experimenting with hiking as part of our Sabbath practice: to get out of our heads and into our bodies, and to get outside into nature.  I use the words “experiment” and “practice” intentionally because praising the ideal of Sabbath as a weekly, twenty-four hour “sanctuary in time” is much [Read More...]


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