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Prayer and Meditation Simplified

Meditation centers our mind. If Christian meditation is new or elusive to you, here are three suggestions to get you started. This can be done in 15 minutes a day. Breathing: Close your eyes and breathe through your nose and

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Preoccupations

A healthy spirituality expands instead of contracts our worldview. I wrote this short story a number of years ago about an early experience I had with Christian fundamentalism. Full of a thousand preoccupations as they are, they pray only a

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The Great Reversal

If we distill the original Christian “gospel” to it’s essence, it’s this: Jesus is Lord, not Caesar. Of course, “Caesar” becomes a “fill in the blank”: “Jesus is Lord, not __________.” The core behavior of the Christian faith is to love one another. The

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Naivety

Thank you naivety for failing me again. (Laura Marling)1 I grew up in a part of the city, and at a time, where “street smarts” were essential to survival, especially if you were a small kid with a smart mouth.

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The Immense Power of the Automatic Self

“Dogma is what you believe, whether you believe it or not.” (Dallas Willard) A Life of One’s Own: Part Six I’ve been writing a series of essays based on Marion Milner’s book A Life of One’s Own1. Milner was British

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