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One Who Doesn’t Fit Into Our Boxes

What is God's relationship to the universe? What is his relationship to my life? This is a very deep and weighty question. At the same time, it is hard to think of any question that is more practical and transformative of our daily lives. Despite its importance, there...

Rest In A Restless World

It only takes a few difficult or scary experiences to shatter our innocent optimism and throw us into a deep awareness of the darkness and pain present in the world. This awareness keeps us always looking over our shoulder and approach each turn in the road with an...

The Flow of History

“There is a flow to history and culture. This flow is rooted and has its wellspring in the thoughts of people. People are unique in the inner life of the mind - what they are in their thought world determines how they act. This is true of their value systems and it is...

Loving This World As It Really Is

And just like that, winter is here. Today’s surprise snow-and-ice storm is a reminder to me that we are living on a planet, and in a world, that does not care one bit what I think. Life hurls along in a complicated and intricate beauty that far surpasses all of us in...

Reality’s Friends and Foes

We have this obsession today to stay away from categories and structures when it comes to the way that we see the world. Everything is individualized. Everything is up to you. The idea of a “standard’ to which we all must submit is one of the most toxic and unpleasant...

The Back Door To Your Heart

Have you ever had the funny experience of noticing certain beliefs or habits of thought in yourself, and having trouble identifying where they came from? I know I’ve been there myself numerous times. I’ve also heard people say similar things. “I don’t really know...

We Are What We Love

Have you ever had the experience of struggling with a disconnect between what you think and what you actually do? Mentally or intellectually, you ascribe to certain beliefs and ideas, but when you look at your actual day to day life, you see that your actions are at...