These are some useful resources for those who are serious about the spiritual journey and wish to deepen and develop their own experience and awareness. These three daily practices are important to those who wish to awaken to their true identity. Continue reading
Discipleship is work on the self. There is a lot of complex, confusing and sometimes ambiguous terminology used to describe the goal and the process. It is when you begin to experience what is described that it begins to make some sense and it is now that you also discover that what we are trying to describe cannot be described in words at all. Continue reading
Whether or not Karl Jaspers is correct in his conclusions about an Axial Age, Genesis 1 expresses a lot of similarity of theology and thought to what was going on and being said elsewhere in the world at broadly the same time. Continue reading
The biggest difficulty facing the church lies in two distinct but related areas each of which impacts the other.
The first difficulty has to do with the level of teaching which is offered to a congregation. The typical church behaves and functions in terms of its teaching ministry as if sermons are lessons presented to a beginners language class which never progresses beyond the level of the newest and least competent and experienced learner. All lessons assume no knowledge at all therefore nobody progresses or is allowed to progress unless they teach themselves in their spare time. Intelligent and curious and sincere people leave for lack of a compelling reason to stay. Continue reading