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Beauty as a Spiritual Path to God

Beauty as a Spiritual Path to God

I was riding in Jim Hubbell’s van in Baja, California in the late 1990s when he asked me, “What is beauty?” I was stunned for a couple of reasons. First, I thought that it was an odd question. Who thinks about that stuff? Second, in spite  Read More 
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Meeting Walter Cronkite

Meeting Water Cronkite

It was late January 1970 when I met Walter Cronkite. I was taking an extra year of seminary in order to participate in a church and society training program on Capitol Hill. I was 24 and working in the office of Senator Philip Hart (D–Michigan). The occasion for our meeting was President  Read More 
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Sin

What is Sin?

The etymology of sin is “to miss the mark.” That is, a person misses the mark when that person is not the individual God made him/her to be. When our ego leads us to try to be more, or less, or something different than the person God made us to  Read More 
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Why Do We Suffer? Part Three: A Christian Perspective

In part one of this series, I wrote that suffering is a problem for Christianity, one that it doesn't address very well. Afterall, why would a God of love allow suffering?

The Rev. John A. Sanford, an Episcopal priest, my first clergy boss, and one of the men who most influenced my life, couldn't  Read More 
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