I addressed a gathering of Atheists in San Francisco yesterday. Some good conversation and questions were tossed around. Afterward some of us met at a local pub and continued talking over fish tacos, soup and brew. Near the end I asked the group what each did in their work. Around the table we had: -Social […]Read More Doing Good in Community–Faith or No Faith
As I say in my comment, life can be positive, wonderful and super enough without the supernatural. Atheist CommercialRead More Positive Video on the Flip Side of Faith
This is becoming a regular “ministry” for me. . .explaining to preachers, missionaries and their champions that the role of a Chaplain is NOT to preach and convert their flock in their own “missionfield” to grow the “kingdom of God.” Here’s one comment I left on a blog touting the “heroic” service of a Marine […]Read More Chaplains are Not Missionaries
“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12) We know that the person who said this was not a Christian (you know that, right?). But I’m wondering if even his “followers” missed this one. I’m serious. “The Law and the […]Read More One Verse that Defines, then Ends, All Religion
Over 11,000 people have died from Ebola in West Africa. In Sierra Leone, Muslims and Christians are working together to educate people. As I saw during my long experience as an Inter-religious Chaplain, interfaith cooperation can be a step in the right direction–toward an understanding that the common ground is our humanity, not religion. A […]Read More When Religion Can Work
Mosque in Venice Church Begins as a possibly hopeful story of a church shut down, an artshow opening, and then people show up to pray. . .there, in the church. . .BUT, whoops! Muslims! Apparently, according to a letter published in the local newspaper by the Venetian diocese, a Catholic church must never be used […]Read More A Mosque inside an Art Show inside a Church
Drama in (Un-Real) Life. . . A devout lady gave me a copy of the Reader’s Digest (haven’t read that for years). Still some amusing stories and cartoons. And then this caught my (baloney detecting) eye: “A Guiding Hand”. . .a lady in Colorado leaves for work when “a firm hand restrained my right shoulder […]Read More Thank God it was Them and Not Me!