Category Archives: How Are We To Be Here?

Jesus, Gandhi, and the Reason for the Season

In this post I want to share some of my own musings on the Christmas event within the context of the story of our evolving Universe. In addition, I spent the weeks between November 28 and December 20 in India, and my experiences there add to the richness of my reflections. Continue reading

Posted in How Are We To Be Here? | Tagged , , , , , ,

Peace Will Come As We Accept “The Other”

Every Christmas, the dream of “Peace on Earth” is on the mind of many people. In our time, the way forward to this peace involves the current public debate around the rights of women, homosexuals and other marginalized human beings in our own society, and in societies around the world. This debate needs a way forward beyond the stalemate of differing viewpoints Continue reading

Posted in How Are We To Be Here? | Tagged , , ,

Spiritual Growth: Path To Justice And Peace

To speak of justice and peace is not enough. How will we meet the challenge of growing into the kind of persons who can hold in respect and reverence all of the variety and diversity existing in our world? This, for me, has become the heart of the matter. Continue reading

Posted in How Are We To Be Here? | Tagged , , ,

Growing in Reverence

J. Allen Boone, in a wonderful little book called The Language of Silence, describes modern humanity as “overcivilized, overmechanized, overeducated, oversexed, and chronically frustrated.” He contrasts modern humans with children Continue reading

Posted in How Are We To Be Here? | Tagged , , , ,