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The Myth of Ownership: A Thanksgiving Reflection

One of the most powerful and enduring fictions of human society is the idea that we can own things. A large part of our legal, civil, and social system is based on property ownership and the right to possess what

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Posted in All About God, Spiritual Growth

Why Does God Require our Love, Worship, and Praise? Is God Insecure?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Cat: I am really puzzled by why God would require that Christians must love and worship him. I understand his requirement for us to

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Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

Ruler of All Nations

(This article is a lightly edited version of a talk originally delivered on June 8, 2003.) Throughout recorded human history runs the thread of human beings trying to rule and control as much of this earth as we are able.

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Posted in All About God, Science Philosophy and History

God is Love . . . And That Makes All the Difference in the World

God is love. A nice sentiment. It’s the sort of thing those dreamy-eyed Christians say. But it’s not very practical. Or is it? Consider this: God created the universe. Now does the idea that God is love sound a little

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Posted in All About God

Can God Fail?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Achilles: I just read in one of your articles that before Jesus – God had sent many priests and prophets in an ATTEMPT to…

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How can we have Faith when So Many Bad Things happen to So Many Good People? Part 2

Click here for Part 1 of this article. In Part 1, we talked about the painful struggles of life, our questioning of God, and how coming to realize that we don’t understand the way God runs this universe is a

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Science Philosophy and History

Viktor Frankl on Meaning through Relationship: It’s All About Love and Understanding

In the second part of Man’s Search for Meaning, psychiatrist and holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl lists three different ways we can find meaning in life: By creating a work or doing a deed By experiencing something or encountering someone By

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History, Sex Marriage Relationships, Spiritual Growth

Secrets of Heaven, by Emanuel Swedenborg

What are the stories in Genesis about? Was the world really created in six days, or is there some deeper meaning? What about Adam and Eve? Noah and the Ark? How can we believe these stories in the first few

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Posted in Books and Literature

Containers for God

This article is a sequel to the previous one, “Wavicles of Love.” If God is infinite, how can there be room for anything else? Wouldn’t everything just be a part of God? If God is infinite and therefore is present

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History

The Bible: Literal Inerrancy vs. Divine Depths of Meaning

Here is a comment that a reader named Ben made on my article, “Can We Really Believe the Bible?”: We can definitely believe the Bible. There is no denying that careful interpretation and context are important, but there is no

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed
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