Posts filed under ‘Christianity’

PYRAMIDS-R-US

A few weeks ago I spent a supper hour (it took that long) reading an article called “America’s Ruling Class – And the Perils of Revolution” by Angello Codevilla.

The overall article is well worth reading to better understand current political debates, but that wasn’t what called my attention to it as a possible subject for this blog. Rather, the following paragraph toward the end of the Article startled me:

“Nothing has set the country class apart, defined it, made it conscious of itself, given it whatever coherence it has, so much as the ruling class’s insistence that people other than themselves are intellectually and hence otherwise humanly inferior…”

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Continue Reading August 28, 2010 at 1:59 PM 8 comments

THE 4TH PURPOSE: HAITI, AND WHO IS MY BROTHER?

The Haitian earthquake crisis points out differences in the humanitarian approaches of the two main Restoration denominations, and, in light of the elevation of caring for the poor and needy in the list of purposes for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, raises strategic questions for the future.

Continue Reading January 26, 2010 at 5:19 PM Leave a comment

GUEST POST: GOD OF GOO

TH drops in with a new post about how our elegant views of God as creator run into aesthetic reality in a contest between youthful excitement, DNA extraction, and super-glue.

TH has also created her own blog, “In Our Makers Image” — which you’ll find in the Blogatorium section of the Blogroll to the right — to dwell on more clearly theological issues. Check it out after you’re finished here.

Continue Reading October 12, 2009 at 10:07 PM 2 comments

REFLECTION ON AN APOSTOLIC EPIPHANY

Apostle Susan Skoor of the Community of Christ has just published a moving personal testamony about the sacredness of creation. All too recently, while walking along a beach on the Pacific Coast with her husband and sister, a large wave randomly rose up and swept her husband out to sea and to his death.

Continue Reading September 5, 2009 at 5:56 PM 13 comments

DUALITY AND DIVINITY

In a recent post, I suggested that modern cosmology raised questions about the adequacy of the traditional Judeo-Christian picture of the relationship between the human body and the human spirit. Today’s consensus model of cosmology, combined with principles of quantum mechanics, suggests new possibilities for interpreting the body-spirit relationship. These interpretations derive some aspects of Restorationist theology as a more unified and natural — and less special, less supernatural — expression of the way God works.

These interpretations also force us to question whether our human misunderstandings about the “mechanisms of heaven” are leading us to do serious injustice on earth right now to members of the families with whom so many in the Restoration hope to spend eternity — to harm the very church and family structures we believe are essential to doing God’s will “on earth as it is in heaven”.

Before exploring such ideas further, I must first present another concept that has become a central part of emerging 21st Century physics: the concept of “duality”.

Continue Reading June 22, 2009 at 6:17 PM 18 comments

GUEST POST: THE 80/20 CHRISTIAN

I’m cheap with graduation presents. My daughter, who posts as TH, just completed her Doctorate in Organizational Psychology — and all she got was this lousy guest post!

TH is also a High Priest in the Community of Christ who frequently challenges my thinking by perpetually asking, “Why?” I suspect she’ll be back at this blog in the future.

Here she draws on her academic expertise to discuss some practical insights into “why” and “how” we often need to reexamine priorities in living as Christians.

Continue Reading May 30, 2009 at 7:24 PM 13 comments


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