“The Bible is not the Word of God. Jesus is the Word of God. We go to the Bible because of the testimony of the saints that the Word of God can be encountered there through faithful reading which is an active process of interpretation not passive reception. Readings of the Bible which hurt people […]

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Money-Theism: Joerg Rieger Explains How Economics is an Odd Sort of Religion

Part of the problem with the current economic crisis is that economics is based on an odd sort of faith, expressed tongue in cheek by the term “money-theism,” which has been popularized by comedian Stephen Colbert. There are a few big faith claims, like the ideas that economic deregulation always promotes growth, that tax cuts for powerful corporations […]

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…it seems here that capitalism gets human nature right. This is one of the reasons capitalism appears to be more successful than communism. Communism seems to miss the mark on human nature. Ironically by being too optimistic and hopeful, even Christian. People don’t tend to work hard for the good of others. Saints might do […]

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Only a weak, deficient being can love.

“…even if I were to possess all knowledge, without love I would be nothing, is not simple that with love, I am ‘something’—in love, I am also nothing but, as it were, a Nothing humbly aware of itself, a Nothing paradoxically made rich through the very awareness of its lack.  Only a lacking, vulnerable being […]

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I Get Lost

When I say ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not shouting ‘I’m saved.’ I’m whispering ‘I get lost,’ That is why I chose this way… When I say… “I am a Christian” I’m not shouting “I’m clean livin’.” I’m whispering “I was lost, Now I ‘m found and forgiven.” When I say… “I am a Christian” […]

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My Interpretation of the LOST Finale

I searched for the root meaning of the word “Religion” and found what I knew I would find: Might we consider ‘re’ + ‘ligare’ (Latin) so to imply that the essence and most noble purpose for any religion is “To reconnect”, such a reunion repairing the illusion of separation, of being torn from the whole, […]

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