February 26, 2024

Over the weekend I was reading through Ursula K. Le Guin’s masterful novel THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS and in Chapter 5 “The Domestication of Hunch” there is a reference to a group of Foretellers in a distant land where the protagonist travels to ask a question. The culture in this strange place is centered around a religious cult that honors ignorance and doubts wisdom. This bit of dialog near the end of the chapter really intrigued me. It’s when... Read more

February 23, 2024

Saying 98 Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is like a man who wanted to kill a powerful man. He drew the sword in his house and drove it into the wall, that he might know his hand would be strong (enough). Then he slew

February 16, 2024

Saying 97 Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is like a woman carrying a jar full of meal. While she was walking on a distant road, the handle of the jar broke and the meal poured out behind her on the road. She was unaware,

February 12, 2024

Everyone’s talking about the HE GETS US Super Bowl ad that ran during last night’s big game. If you didn’t watch it, or haven’t see in yet, here’s a link to go check it out> While some Evangelical Christians complained about the ad for suggesting that Jesus would ever show love and compassion to Abortionists, Immigrants, Refugees and Gay people [the people they hate]….. …most of the complaints I’ve heard stem from the bold-faced hypocrisy of paying $100 Million to... Read more

February 9, 2024

I suppose it’s not a secret that, over the last few months, I have been shifting away from Progressive Christianity [and Christianity in general] towards something closer to whatever one might call the notion of Divine Unity or Non-Duality. So, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when friends of mine send me messages that people have been asking them about me. Or, specifically, “what happened to Keith Giles?” Here’s one example I received from a friend of mine just the... Read more

February 9, 2024

Saying 96 Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is like a woman. She took a little leaven, hid it in dough, and made large loaves of it. He who has ears, let him hear.”  The truth of our Divine Unity is one that will inevitably

February 5, 2024

  His disciples said to him, “Who are you, since you say these things to us?” Jesus said to them, “Do you not understand who I am from the things I am saying to you? Rather, you have come to be like the Judeans. For they love the tree, and hate its fruit. And they love the fruit, and hate the tree. [Saying 43, The Gospel of Thomas]   This saying is quite similar to an exchange between Jesus and... Read more

February 2, 2024

Saying 95 Jesus said, “If you have money, do not lend it out at interest. Rather, give it to one from whom you will not get it back.”    When it comes to the difficult sayings of Jesus, those about how we treat the outcast

January 26, 2024

Today’s INNER CIRCLE post features commentary on two sayings from the Gospel of Thomas: Saying 93 Jesus said, “Do not give what is holy to the dogs, lest they cast it on the dung-heap. Do not cast the pearls to the swine, lest they make

January 19, 2024

Saying 92 Jesus said: “Seek, and you will find; but the things you asked me in those days and I did not tell you then, now I desire to tell them, but you do not ask about them.”   It’s curious that Jesus begins this


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