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! AdvertisementsRead More Snow Church
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.Read More Tree Tunnels
My wife called me to the window, calling attention to the sunset sky this autumn evening. She, a person of faith. Me, not. Both “called to attention” by the beauty of Nature shared.Read More Secular Gratefulness
Ever wonder what Moses really saw on Sinai? Was it Autumn?Read More Burning Bush
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 […]Read More Fake Jews, Fake Christians
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 […]Read More New “Gospel” for Freethinkers!
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 […]Read More Harder to Talk about God?