Category Archives: Who Is God?

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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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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God and Game Theory

A couple of weeks ago, a professional colleague of mine suggested I should check out something called “game theory.” It is, I have since learned, a mathematical theory and also, for psychologists and others, a way of analyzing social interactions. Stated briefly, it divides these interactions into what are called “zero-sum,” and “non-zero-sum.” In zero-sum exchanges, one person wins and the other person, or persons, loses. Non-zero-sum exchanges are similar to what I also have heard called “win-win scenarios,” and are an exchange in which both parties benefit from the interaction. Continue reading

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A Personal Journey into the Darkness of God

My personal journey of exploration into the darkness of God offered a profound paradigm shift in the way I conceived of the Divine….Insights I gained through the experience precipitated a significant turning point in my own spiritual journey. Continue reading

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