Category Archives: Spiritual Questions

We Are In Ken Wilber’s Integral Kosmos

Ken Wilber’s theory of the four-quadrant nature of reality tells us where we are, and how we got here. It provides a helpful schema for understanding our present moment within the creative, evolutionary process through which we achieve both individual and cultural consciousness. Continue reading

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The God of Our Experience

One of the foundational spiritual questions to be addressed in this blog is: Who Is God? I was well into my adulthood when I began to realize and examine the disconnect between the God of my experience and the God of my religion. Continue reading

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The New Cosmology: A Common Story of Our Origins

A story of our human origins appears to be a part of all Earth cultures. A study of ancient human societies reveals that these origin stories, known as cosmologies, help us to find our place in the community of life, and to learn how we are to behave Continue reading

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Natural Changes In The Way We Image God

For me, behind the question of God’s existence is the question of my own existence. In other words, I begin my pondering about the existence of God with the humble recognition that I cannot claim credit for my being here. None of us can. Continue reading

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The God of Our Religion

Several years ago, it occurred to me that if we are to understand the God of our religion, we must first understand religion and the role it plays in human affairs. Many people today are turning away from the so-called “formal” religions, claiming to be “spiritual but not religious.” I began to wonder if the problem is not with religion itself, but with how, over the course of human history, religion has come to be understood Continue reading

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Is Believing in God Healthy?

For me, the question of the existence of God seems more appropriately phrased from a slightly different angle: “Do I need to believe in God?” In other words, must I think about it at all? Does it really make a difference in my daily life? Today, I know that I must answer […] Continue reading

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Experiencing God as “Presence”

This week I am back at our lake lodge in the Wisconsin Northwoods, joined here by the small group of friends with whom I also share community life. We regularly set aside time each summer to be here together, if at all possible. It is a precious opportunity to just enjoy the presence of one another in this beautiful, natural setting Continue reading

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