Vacations: Autumn Arrangements

Vacations: Autumn Arrangement For over a decade I worked with a volunteer organization which had, at its height, over forty members. I knew them well enough to notice a pattern in many of my friends. Again and again I knew that one of of them was working intensely for...

Wiser crisis decisions

How can philosophy assist in decision-making in response to planetary crises—ecological, social, economic, and political? By helping to integrate scientific realism with spiritual idealism and helping to shape the debate: bringing high quality thinking to bear,...

Civil Wars

  The United States of America is being torn by a civil war of clashing minds involving not only starkly differing ideas but also anger, contempt, and hatred. A war need not involve military force in order to be profoundly divisive and destructive. The remedy I...

A new podcast is born

Simple beginnings, quiet rivulets joining a mighty river, each drop with its uncertain path, as the river flows forward in the unstoppable field of gravity, spirit gravity. In a Budapest workshop two weeks ago, an informal group was mobilized for spiritual solidarity...

Ambition and friendship

How can one person be a friend to secularists, other professed followers of Jesus, and Muslims? Is the ambition impossible? In liaison with God, nothing, absolutely nothing is impossible. If the supreme ambition is to become like God, if that ambition is socialized,...