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Today driving into work I could really tell that we are creeping toward the darkest part of the year.  There was no sign of the sun the entire way in, and even now as I sit at my desk I still don’t see any signs of the sun peeping out yet. 542 more words


On having spiritual experiences, and not knowing it

For much of my life, the idea of having a spiritual experience seemed so far-fetched, so impossible, and yet so undeniably important.

My first experience with organized religion, in a Baptist church at the age of seven, led me to believe that only very rarely did people experience the divine firsthand. 609 more words


A Longing

Happy Autumnal Equinox everyone!

As the leaves start to finally turn color around my Midwest stomping grounds, I realize that the brief time for rest is up for me.   470 more words


Are they itching?

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.

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First published Mon Dec 26, 2005; substantive revision Thu Dec 18, 2014

Parapsychology and Near Death Experiences:

During the heyday of logical positivism in the twentieth century, it is interesting that while Moritz Schlick proposed that its demands for empirical verification would render propositions about God as meaningless, it would not rule out as meaningless propositions about life after death so long as they involved subjects having experiences.

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Essential Theology: the Everywhere God

I believe that God is omnipresent, that he in some way exists everywhere. This follows from him being the Ground of all Being. If everything everywhere continues to depend on his upholding for its existence, then he must inhabit and infuse everything with his sustaining power and presence. 2,322 more words

Religion is not Black and White

Last week I was lucky enough to be at Pennsic; an event for members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).  And while this event is very much a part of the SCA, there is a significant group of pagans that attend as well.   1,420 more words