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Reflections as the U.S. Space Shuttle Program Ends

In recent days, I have joined the entire U.S., if not the world, in acknowledging the final flight of the space shuttle program. As the crew of Atlantis carries out the final steps of its mission and prepares to return to Earth, we down here are all caught up in reflecting on the meaning of the government-sponsored NASA space program, Continue reading

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The Stuff of Who We Are

Many years ago, as I sought a more balanced perspective and practice in my spiritual life than I previously had acquired through my Christian upbringing, I turned to Taoist tradition. This was my first foray into Eastern spiritualities. Eventually, it helped me to gain a further appreciation of the Christian mystical tradition….A strain in this mystical thought and practice with which I still struggle is the notion of asceticism, or “letting go of self” implied in much of these writings Continue reading

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