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God, Shockingly Small

“I must go out into nature,” said Aaser, “If I am to find my God. He doesn’t submit to be shut up in a low, narrow church built by men.” 161 more words


Holistic Theology

The Atlantic recently interviewed two female clergy, and in reading the article, I was struck by how both of them, albeit from different mainline traditions, had to manipulate their theologies to fit their lives as women, mothers, and clergy in the modern age.  176 more words

Teresa Chupp

A note from Meisaan: Sign up for the self-care retreat by August 5

Dear Friends,

Just a reminder that the date to sign up for the self-care retreat for the Spiritual But Not Religious is August 5. After that, if you’d like to come, please contact me for availability. 56 more words


New Publication: Returning to the Death of God Theologians

The editors at Young Adult Catholics have published a three-part essay of mine on encountering the Death of God theologians. Is the transcendent real? Have we forgotten it? 17 more words


A 10-step guide to being “spiritual but not religious”.

I will soon be writing about the brand new book from Thomas Moore, a modern-day translation of one of the New Testament gospels, The Book of Matthew… 554 more words

Pluralism Summer: Weeks 5 & 6

I first met Dolores White back in 2002 when I had just arrived in Berkeley. I’d met Paul Chaffee from the Interfaith Center at the Presidio and was invited to a board meeting. 499 more words

Near-Death versus Nearly Died

I’ve been involved with trying to understand and describe the Near-Death Experience since I had one on 7/18/1971, almost 45  years ago, and have seen it evolve from being called a religious experience to a psychotic break to hallucinations to confirmation that consciousness survives death of the body and proof of life after death. 952 more words

Talking About Death & Dying