Action out of Jesus’ Ascension

    Important Preface: The ultimate objective of this article is to stimulate increasing expressions of compassion by everyone – all types of Christians and others, religious or not. Deeper understanding of the development of Christian faith can serve this end, particularly among Christians (or “Jesus followers”), wherever within the sphere of specific theologies a … Read more Action out of Jesus’ Ascension

Christian Evidences and Christian Myth-Making

        Important Preface: The ultimate objective of this article is to stimulate increasing expressions of compassion by everyone – all types of Christians and others, religious or not. Deeper understanding of the development of Christian faith can serve this end, particularly among Christians (or “Jesus followers”), wherever within the sphere of specific … Read more Christian Evidences and Christian Myth-Making

“Strength for the Journey” – A Review, Part 2

Social Psychology of Religion Gets Personal In the initial part of my review of Strength for the Journey: A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community, I noted how Diana Butler Bass tells the story of eight congregations she both attended and studied. She is a historian of religion, particularly American Christianity and its many congregational and … Read more “Strength for the Journey” – A Review, Part 2

Strength for the Journey: A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community – A Review

Christianity in Cultural Context Strength for the Journey: A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community goes back several years, written by Diana Butler Bass in 2002. But don’t let that date make you think the book is out-of-date. For following the latest of trends, perhaps. But this is a timeless story, and told as an interesting … Read more Strength for the Journey: A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community – A Review

“Two Great Truths: A New Synthesis of Scientific Naturalism and Christian Faith” – Book Review

If You Respect Both Science and Faith, Read This! Ok…. Both Christians and others: humanists, atheists, scientists of various types, are “all over the map” on reconciling faith and science. Or call it the “science vs. religion” conflict. Some say it’s real and serious. I’d agree, though I believe the perspective of Two Great Truths … Read more “Two Great Truths: A New Synthesis of Scientific Naturalism and Christian Faith” – Book Review

Growing or Going… in Circles?

The following article is based on Chapter 3 of my ebook, Spiritual Growth: Live the Questions, Love the Journey, available here. What if We Don’t Grow? Is growth automatic or do we sometimes go in circles? I’m going to presume you have an interest in growth in your life since you’ve landed, one way or … Read more Growing or Going… in Circles?

On the Spiritual Journey

The Need for a Psychology of Spiritual Journeying This title is that of Chapter one of my ebook, Spiritual Growth: Live the Questions, Love the Journey. The following article is a summary of that chapter, to be followed by similar summaries for the other chapters. “The Explosion of The ‘Nones’” This is one of the … Read more On the Spiritual Journey

Positive Christian Thinking: Making it Work for You

Thinking that is both positive and Christian has a very long and positive(!) track record. Sadly, most of us, Christian or not, are prone to a lot of negative thinking… often more of it than the positive. And that doesn’t make for a joyful life. Perhaps not a very productive one either. In this article, … Read more Positive Christian Thinking: Making it Work for You