Culture, Faith and Identity: An Interview

Martin Brokenleg, OSBCn, is one of the wisest people I know. He is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and practices the culture of his Lakota people. He holds a doctorate in psychology, is a graduate of… Continue Reading »

Mystery and Mysticism

Not long ago I had an interesting conversation with someone who told me that she had no tolerance for mysticism because it was based on intellectual laziness. She said that it involved glorifying mystery rather than viewing it… Continue Reading »

LEAVING OUR MINDS, COMING TO OUR SENSES

Awakening always involves leaving our minds and coming to our senses. Awareness is the dynamic engine that drives this process. Awareness draws us into our bodies, puts us in touch with inner and outer realities, and mobilizes us… Continue Reading »

THE THREAD OF LIFE

You may not have noticed it but there is a thread that runs through your life. It weaves through the parts of your story that change but it doesn’t change. In fact, it holds all those parts together…. Continue Reading »

The Spiritual Journey, The Human Journey

Someone recently told me that she preferred my earlier books to my recent ones and wondered why I no longer wrote with an explicitly Christian voice. She asked if these changes were due to a shift in my… Continue Reading »

Soul Friends and Spiritual Companions

No one can satisfactorily make either the human or the spiritual journey alone. We all need soul friends and spiritual companions. One of the reasons for this has to do with the nature of the human soul and… Continue Reading »

Gazing on Art as Therapy

Alain de Botton has done it again. When he turned his creative attention to religion, his book, Religion for Atheists, scandalized his fellow atheists but gave us all a chance to think afresh about the value of religion…. Continue Reading »

Non-Traditional Religion

The recent, rapid decline of religion in the West should not have been a surprise since it has been forecast since the Enlightenment. Some interpret the collapse of transcendence and rise of secularism as the death of God…. Continue Reading »

Healthy Religion

Not long ago I received an email from a young man who asked me how he could know which religion was right for him. It’s a question I am not used to hearing from people in their twenties or… Continue Reading »

Evolutionary Spirituality

Recently someone wrote me and said that since my last couple of books were full of talk of becoming and unfolding, he was beginning to sense a lurking presence of evolutionary theology. Apparently he thought this was a… Continue Reading »