Confusion reigns. I glance into the bottom of my mug and swirl the chamomile tea around. I ignore the brown spots on the bottom. They’re from a basil plant that occupied the cheap white mug with the light blue dots …

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I read a blog last night that discussed a theory that some Christians have. It runs like this: Jesus is the way, the light, and the truth, and through him is the only way one can approach God. Jesus also …

Is Jesus the Only Way Home? Is it False to Teach Otherwise? Read more »

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Yesterday I wrote about division. I wrote about the Blue Lives and Black Lives, and how both must matter. Both should be loved and supported, in prayer and in action. I favor unity in all cases. I don’t think a …

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I am an interfaith minister who preaches a doctrine of love, tolerance and peace, and usually my route is an easy one. I believe that all altars, followed in good faith, lead souls Home. I embrace the teachings of the …

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A significant piece of the lost gospels series I’m working is controversial. I argue in favor of  the theory that Mary Magdalene was married to Jesus. In addition, I posit that Mark, the writer of the earliest gospel that appears …

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Some may think I’m somehow radical because I embrace all faiths but in truth I embrace my Savior and follow his teachings in my own practice. In other words, as this poster from Zion House of Prayer states: What does …

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I love Christmas. I love the celebration of the winter solstice and the auguring in of a new year; I love to honor the last official appearance of God’s son in the world as a human boy; I love to …

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There is a sickness overtaking the modern American church. One of my friends actually has a tattoo of a dilapidated structure. When you look at the tattoo, you can see what’s wrong with the church from the sketch itself. The …

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There’s nothing helpful or useful or beneficial about shame. Nothing. If you did something you regret, fix it to the best of your ability and move forward. If you drank too much or smoked too much or ate too much, …

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The Sufi and Eastern mystics say that the key to realizing God is to empty yourself and they’re right. Once you empty out all the things of this world, the wantings and longings driven by ego and directed at fulfilling …

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