Why Suffering Yields Newness

Why Suffering Yields Newness

I haven’t met many people who like suffering. If anything, our frailty, pride, and sense of self seeks to avoid suffering. But maybe the willingness to alleviate and evade all suffering at all costs is misguided. I’ve been thinking a lot about newness, new...
The Antonym of Me: A Lenten Confession

The Antonym of Me: A Lenten Confession

Do you ever feel like the antonym of all you want to be? Flawed, helpless, ineffective, uninspired, failed? Maybe there is something to be discovered in the space between where we are and where we want to be.

Non-dualistic: Becoming “Non” for Lent | Week 2

Non-dualistic: Becoming “Non” for Lent | Week 2

We have grown so accustomed to viewing ourselves, our beliefs, and our world as a struggle between extremes that it’s difficult to pry ourselves away from that for one week of Lent to become non-dualistic. But if we manage such a colossal feat, we may be surprised with what we discover.

The Good Muslim: A Parable

The Good Muslim: A Parable

One day, a religious expert wanted to test Jesus, so he asked, “How do I experience God-quality life?”

Jesus answered, as he so often did, with a question, “What do you see in your own texts; how do you interpret them?”

Non-directional: Becoming “Non” for Lent | Week 1

Non-directional: Becoming “Non” for Lent | Week 1

To suggest the notion of becoming non-directional in our results-driven, success-oriented, goal-making, and goal-pursuing society seems almost blasphemous. Yet for this first week of Lent, that’s exactly what I’m suggesting we consider becoming.

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