On his death bed, just before he breathed his last, the Buddha gathered his disciples around him and offered these last words of wisdom: "You are a light unto yourself. Seek not any external refuge. Salvation is found in no other place than yourself." I've been taking the advice of a good friend, and dabbling … Continue reading Jesus, Buddha & the Light of Salvation
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I was recently asked a good question: What do you think about the popular practice of "mindfulness" and "meditation"? Here's my initial response. I’m not sure what kind of “mindfulness” you’re critiquing. Eastern meditation seeks to empty our minds, to be mindful of our own “inner divinity” and mindful of the Oneness that permeates all … Continue reading Q&A: On Mindfulness & Meditation
Here's a question from a former student of mine. Great question for Halloween! Q: What do you believe about spiritual warfare and its affects on people, including believers? I know it is pretty open ended question and topic but I am not quite sure what type of answer I am looking for. Any input would … Continue reading Q&A: What do you believe about Spiritual Warfare?
Do you ever wish you had a time machine so you could go back to relive various moments a second time? I'm not talking here about moments you regret and wish you could "do over." I mean going back to moments that seemed so ordinary at the time, but in retrospect you wish you would … Continue reading Greg Boyd, Apologetics & The Case for a Christian Movie
You can't even get through one verse in 1 Peter before coming across an enormously controversial theological issue: divine election and foreknowledge. "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect...who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father..." I didn't even try to wade into these choppy waters in my sermon this past … Continue reading God’s Chosen ‘Elect’? (1 Peter 1:1-2)