The Art of Living

The Last Jedi takes the viewer from emotions of conflict to the thought of the triumph of higher wisdom and spirituality. Philosophy is conceptual, an art of thinking, harmonizing higher and lower values. But the art of living is practice, action, doing. In the art of living beauty pervades the process, and divine love motivates the course of action.

Soul Surge of Wholeheartedness

The tip of the iceberg: wholeheartedness in its fullness is an experience of the soul, which implicitly includes the heart, mind, and strength. But what is the heart? And what is the soul, and how do we identify the soul in human experience? What is going on when we are half-hearted? And what can our own will-power contribute?

Universal Thanksgiving

Here’s the 3-minute podcast version Giving thanks, on this special day and everyday, goes better when we count also those blessings that are enjoyed universally–at least available to be enjoyed by every person. Think about it. What would you list? Which...

95 Questions on Proclaiming Truth (a.k.a. Evangelism)

Commemorating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing his 95 theses on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, my 95 questions are designed to turn hearts and minds to a better understanding of a variety of practices of sharing core spiritual truth.

Anger and the Beautiful Wholeness of Righteousness

Jesus reply to the dilemma of whether or not to pay taxes to Caesar is examined through history, psychology, neuroscience, and truth . . . beginning with Psalm 96: “Worship the Lord in holy splendor. . . . He will judge the peoples with equity. Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice . . . The Lord will judge the world with righteousness; and the peoples with his truth.”

Weaving truth, beauty, and goodness with love, mercy, and ministry

A year ago I published Living in Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. That book culminated my first career as a philosopher. I devoted that career to helping to construct a new philosophy of living based on truth, beauty, and goodness. And then I was called to a new career based on love, mercy, and ministry. The first career emphasized meaning and value. The second one emphases connecting with deity.

New beginning

You decide to get a better handle on your life. You need to simplify, slow down, and get in touch with your intuition of basic reality—matter, mind, and spirit. You have moved in this direction in the past, but today is beckoning you to make a commitment.

Chauffeuring the spirit

Like a chauffeur who drives a dignitary around here and there, so that the dignitary may function and manifest, our first duty and privilege is to facilitate the entry of the beautiful, indwelling spirit into action.