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What we see in life, is often a matter of where choose to look. I have frequently quoted a small couplet that was given to me many years ago:
Two men looked through prison bars
One saw mud, and the other saw stars.
There are many things in life I do not understand. The older I get, the longer grows my list of mysteries. With each passing year life becomes more complex. I find myself increasingly bewildered by the human condition.
For more than five decades Jacob Needleman has been a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University. He is a widely respected author who has spent his life exploring and commenting on a range of spiritual traditions.
In 1999 the renowned Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann published a powerful and challenging essay in the Christian Century in which he characterized the biblical narrative as a story of tension between a mentality of abundance and the myth of scarcity. The entire article is well worth reading and can be viewed at http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=533
Dr. William Morrow – St. Philip Anglican Church Lenten Series Session 4: ”Sexist: Women, Death, and Disorder” (Leviticus 12; 15; 18-22)
Nicholas D. Okoh, the Primate of the Anglican Church in Nigeria, has responded to the announcement of the resignation of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.
Huffington Post has been doing a serious job of observing Lent for the past three weeks.
It is tempting in any spiritual tradition to pick and choose, taking those parts we like and leaving behind the aspects of the teaching we find difficult or challenging.
The evaluations of Rowan Williams’ tenure as Archbishop of Canterbury are beginning to roll in. Predictably the assessments of his time in office reflect the diversity that characterized the difference of opinion on the contentious issues his church faced while he was on the job.
Yesterday’s post relating my experience with 500 children singing about the Egyptian army perishing in the Red Sea, stirred some thoughtful discussion. I have a number of follow up reflections.