Monday Meditation: Is Our Image of the Divine Simply a Projection of Our Ego/Needs?

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion. –Goncourt Contemplation: Sometimes, especially during times of crisis or even an inflated sense of purpose or ego, we make the divine in our own image. We transform the divine into what Harry Emerson Fosdick called “a cosmic bell-boy,” […]

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This Mabon, I Give Thanks for a Harvest of Family, Friends, and the Hope of a Bright Future.

There are seasons in our lives when we aren’t sure if the seeds we’ve sown will bear fruit and sustain us for the winter. We toil and sweat, prepare and scheme, and yet as the sun sets on another day of labor, we are often left with little more than faith and hope in what […]

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Heather’s Voice: How Project Conversion has Forever Changed Our Family…

Today’s post is written by Heather Bowen: How in the world could a year where some of the days seemed so incredibly long pass by so quickly?  Here we are with only 11 days left in 2011, and Project Conversion in its current state is coming to a close. What an eventful, yet rewarding year […]

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The Sanctity of Doubt: A Thank You to Christopher Hitchens

I was in the middle of writing a post about God and art when I discovered that Christopher Hitchens had died. The typing stopped and the reading began. Once upon a time, ol’ Hitch was my hero, along with the likes of Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. The irony? They still are. Seems strange, doesn’t […]

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The Dangers of Ritual

My oldest daughter has a security blanket named “Pooh.” It’s actually a fitted bed sheet (what’s left of it) with a “Winnie the Pooh” print that went over her crib and she’s carried it around since she could crawl. Sometimes it’s a scarf, other times it’s a parachute, but it always represents her sense of security […]

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