A Lesson in Contrast

In college, my friends and I had a saying: You cannot begin to change until you know the opposite of what you are. It was a reminder that the only way to learn and grow was to face the truth about yourself and then understand the way in which God was different from that. Sometime…

2016 Book Review #2 – The Jihad of Jesus

A must-read for everyone holding to any religious creed. In his book The Jihad of Jesus – The Sacred, Nonviolent Struggle for Justice, Dave Andrews offers the most coherent and compelling faith-based argument for nonviolence I have ever read. His dedication to detailed research of today’s dominant religions (Christianity and Islam) and the reasons for…

Two New Book Reviews

I’ve been doing some “light” reading – as in illuminating. I hope you’ll check out these two gems: Sight in the Sandstorm: Jesus in His World and Mine by Ann J. Temkin and Beauty as a State of Being: Mastering Mind and the Spiritual Path by Dr. Solomon Katz You won’t regret it! ~~~ Disclosure…

The Narrow Way

I have heard it said that the narrow way can be defined as the unique spiritual journey each of us must walk, and that to be on that path is to refuse to conform to the demands of those around us (to walk their path, or the one most people walk), but, instead, boldly trod…

A More Christlike God by Bradley Jersak

Here is my prayer: that with open hearts, we might be willing to revisit and reform our assumptions about the meaning of the Cross, and thereby make fresh and beautiful discoveries about Christ’s glorious gospel. This prayer, found on Page 229, sums up the intensity with which Brad Jersak’s new book, A More Christlike God; A…