Dusty Lamp

Dusty Lamp

Friends: I am currently working on a new book, so my posting schedule this summer will be a little erratic. I hope to generate something new for the blog at least once every three weeks, but we will see where the journey takes me. I’m excited to explore and...
Sandcastle

Sandcastle

Like Socrates, Jesus was constantly on the move. The gospels recount Jesus’ constant wanderings, which were so extensive that I’ve often found it useful to have a map of ancient Israel by my side just to keep up with the guy. Like Socrates, there is something very...
Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread

In an article I put up last Christmas, I put forward the idea that the birth of Christ was not some one time event in the distant past, but a continual possibility for everyone. I found this symbolic dimension of Christmas to be more affirming and empowering than the...
Bucket

Bucket

I recently attended a talk a French philosopher named Frederic Lenoir, author of Socrates, Jesus, Buddha. When asked why he chose these three figures and what they had in common, his response surprised me. I had spent countless hours with these three figures and never...
Beachhead (part 2)

Beachhead (part 2)

“Understand your pride and it will drop- what results will be humility. Understand your fears and they will melt- the resultant state is love. Understand your attachment and they will vanish- the consequence is freedom. Love and freedom and happiness are not things...