March 8, 2024

Saying 100 They showed Jesus a gold piece and said to him, “Caesar’s men demand tribute from us.” He said to them, “What belongs to Caesar, give to Caesar; what belongs to God, give to God; and what is mine, give it to me.” The

March 2, 2024

This is where we found him The bird on fire Wings ablaze among the leaves Flying between the daylight and the dawn of another day This is where he lay down to die Where he folded his wings in the dark And said “enough” This is where we let him lie alone Undisturbed and growing cold Wisps of smoke and steam rising from his wings Like unanswered question marks Circling and dancing Disappearing in the shadows We stood silent Afraid... Read more

March 1, 2024

Saying 99 The disciples said to him, “Your brothers and your mother are standing outside.” He said to them, “Those here who do the will of my Father, these are my brothers and my mother; they are the ones who will enter into the kingdom

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

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