“Doubt Is A Sacred Space” — An excerpt from my book…

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Two very memorable articles about the changing demographics of our churches have been published recently. The first very memorable article was on CNN’s website. The headline read rather ominously, “Millennials leaving church in droves,” (millenials, of course, being those born between 1981 and 1997). The second very memorable article was published by The Daily Beast, and the headline said, “Half of Atheist Kids Wind Up Believing”. Believing in what? Well, in something greater than themselv...
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Can you tell your truth without shame and without apology?

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What does it mean to live out your own spiritual truth? Can you say that you are honoring your journey by living it authentically? These are the questions that came to me as I was watching the TED Talk presented by Ash Beckham. As noted by Beckham, there are times when we are all called to embrace and own our greatest truths. Those truths are often scary or inconvenient, and can be irreversibly costly. Nevertheless, a personal truth left untold can have its own consequences... Shame... Depressi...
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Who Are You? (A thought-provoking video…)

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I came across a Youtube video today that left a pretty powerful impression on me. In it, a Jewish man (Rabbi Rami Shapiro), a Christian and a man whose spiritual background I was unable to discern each participate in a talk about the nature of humanness and consciousness, and how those things relate to the Divine. My favorite quote occured after the Christian participant asked how we can know what we humans truly are. A member of the group offered this response: "Why don't we start with somethi...
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