Oct 18, 2012
Beliefs about others affect kids’ ability to resist temptation and wait for better rewards..
Jun 16, 2012
Lillian Daniel reflects on the popular notion of being “spiritual but not religious.” Being privately spiritual but not religious just doesn’t interest me. There is nothing challenging about having deep thoughts all by oneself. What is interesting is doing this work in community, where other people might call you on stuff, or heaven forbid, disagree...
Jan 11, 2012
God looked upon what He had done and said “It is very good.” This certainly includes matter. Evil often surfaces, not from the material itself, but from the misuse and misdirection of “things” thus differing from the plan of the Creator. The dour, grim, unsmiling deviation which one sometimes finds in neurotic Christians is hardly within our real tradition...
Aug 13, 2011
Many churches in the U.S. draw heavily from the values and methods of secular businesses. One pastor responded to this: "So what? A principle is a principle and God created all of the principles." His answer illustrates the degree to which Enlightenment thought has shaped our understanding of God and faith.