That Thing I Do

I’ve noticed for many years a dichotomy in the way in which I communicate.  Whenever I’m in front of people, face to face, I’m totally authentic, accessible, present, aware, engaging, passionate, and transcendent.  I found this to be true when I preached off-the-cuff...

Religion: Radical Justice

Many religions try to lock up portals to transcendence by denying radical justice either to followers or non-members or both.  Ten years ago I published an article in the National Catholic Reporter, which used it as their cover story that week.  It was called...

Religion: Its Use and Misuse

The locked box of transcendence, for which all of us hold the key (something which a lot of people have forgotten or never learned) can open the universe to us and help us discover our unique place in it.  I had thought that organized religion might play a vital role...

What’s in the Box?

I’ve always been a curious fellow, which, as a child, landed me in hot water on more than one occasion, especially with the “all seeing eye” of mother.  I wanted to see how things worked and especially what was inside drawers and boxes.  Locked boxes were a particular...

Connecting Spiritually: Practice

Beyond the emotional and cognitive elements that connect us with our spirituality, practice is the most obvious.  Practice externalizes our spiritual experience and at the same time, is a portal through which we walk deeper into our lives.  Practices connect us to...