Snow Church

A number of churches were closed this weekend due to heavy snow and ice.  For those of us in the secular community, it was just another wonderful day in Nature’s open-air Sanctuary! Advertisements

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Tree Tunnels

Our “gratefulness day” was the day before T-Day.  Walking the tunnels of trees off the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Never saw anyone else on the trails through the secular sanctuary, where every day is gratefulness.

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Fake Jews, Fake Christians

Long ago and far away I was a member of “Jews for Jesus.”  When I grew up and got educated, I learned that Jesus was indeed a heretic Jew, but Jews do not worship Jesus.  It is deeply offensive for Jewish people to have a “rabbi” pray for them “in the name of Yeshua/Jesus.”  The […]

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New “Gospel” for Freethinkers!

My new book, A Freethinker’s Gospel, has just been published by Pisgah Press. A Freethinker’s Gospel is a collection of 53 essays drawn from my weekly “Highland Views” columns published on the Religion page (!) of the Asheville Citizen-Times.  The book is enhanced by a selection of my Nature photographs, primarily from the Blue Ridge […]

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Harder to Talk about God?

  I shook my head and smiled my way through this article (in the NYT) written by the son of a megachurch pastor, who complains that it’s just gotten so hard to talk about God these days. Gosh golly.  A person moves away from the South, from Christian school and Christian culture where everyone talks about […]

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