Might, many wondered, these silent pinpricks of light in the velvet darkness of the heavens disclose something deeper about the origins and goals of life?
I’ve been doing some reading on Buddhism, and what a blast I’m having. Doctrines shine when placed next to an equivalent: contrasts emerge, colors become vivid, contours more precise.’ Take […]
I’m writing this article in the study of some German friends, having arrived from Adelaide in Australia to their little German village, Bad Mergentheim, yesterday. Maybe it’s partly because of […]
As we have all been noticing, the world is urbanized and globalized again. After centuries of regional economic systems, stable trade, nation state politics, and homogeneous populations, our planet is […]
“Dude, you severed my finger.” Sadly it was true. Anthony and I were moving heavy logs, in preparation for a youth camp—kumbuyah round the camp-fire. “1-2-and … STOP!”—and like that […]
To answer this question, we need to understand what success in life is: When you are 12-months-old, success is to be able to walk. When you are 2, success is […]
While reviewing a new book for a religion journal, I recently came across a term unfamiliar to me: reflexive spirituality. Coined by the sociologist Wade Clark Roof, the term appears […]
Do you ever wonder about what might have been? What if I had taken that job? What if I had moved to that city or stayed in that city? What […]