“Build the Wall!” A Flight from Understanding

“Build the Wall!  Even Heaven has a gate.” So reads a bumper sticker proclaiming support for…

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Fighting Decline in Toxic Times

We live in toxic times. Stating your opinion, especially on delicate issues, such as abortion or…

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Our Political Mirror: Questioning Ourselves Amid a National Crisis

The crisis of our politics has burst upon us in the two-week crescendo of discord in the nomination…

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The Search for the Jesus of History – Where We’ve Been, and Where We’re Going

Did Jesus of Nazareth exist?  Christians say in their creed that He was born of the Virgin Mary,…

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Can Mindfulness Make You A Better Christian? (Part Four of a Four-Part Series)

In my first, second, and third posts, I claimed that the mindfulness-based behavioral therapy…

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Can Mindfulness Make You Happier? (Part Three of a Four-Part Series)

In my first and second post, I claimed that the mindfulness-based behavioral therapy Acceptance and…

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Can Mindfulness Make You More Virtuous? (Part Two of a Four-Part Series)

In my first post, I suggested that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) provides a…

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Can Mindfulness Make You a Better Lover? (Part One of a Four-Part Series)

Whenever I ask undergraduate theology students to define love, I am pleased whenever someone…

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