Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy New Year and a Happy New Jerusalem!

New Year’s Eve, the passing of one year and the ushering in of another, is celebrated all over the world. In New York’s Times Square, called the crossroads of the world, all eyes will be focused on a brightly lit … Continue reading

Posted in god, Inner growth, psychology, Reality, religion, spirituality, symbolism, unity | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

God made a Biblical Boo-Boo?

As most Christian ministers and theologians will tell you, God is mysteriously both One and Three Persons. We laypeople are asked to believe this great “truth” as a matter of faith and not to get too hung up trying to … Continue reading

Posted in god, Reality, religion, unity | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Planting seeds in people’s heads

We have all either heard or used the expression of “planting an idea in someone’s head.” It is a wonderful metaphor that is rich in meaning. Metaphors are a symbolic language used to explain the invisible world of human mental … Continue reading

Posted in god, Inner growth, love, psychology, Reality, religion, spirituality, symbolism, unity | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When armies attack nudists

It seems that God gives some people good advice for escaping an attack by an enemy army and other people bad advice. For instance, in Matthew 24:15-18, Scripture states: When therefore ye shall see the abomination of desolation which was … Continue reading

Posted in god, Inner growth, love, Reality, religion, spirituality, symbolism, unity | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Merry Jehovahmas!

While it is nice and theologically acceptable to say “Merry Christmas” to everyone this time of the year, the actual phrase can lead otherwise innocent holiday celebrators into doctrinal heresy. The problem with the phrase “Merry Christmas” is that it … Continue reading

Posted in god, love, Reality, religion, spirituality, symbolism, unity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The similarities between the Christmas tree and the Tree of Life

For one thing, both trees have a definite reference to God. Although people may have an image of a fruit tree (like apple) rather than an evergreen tree when they think of the Tree of Life in the Genesis story, … Continue reading

Posted in god, Inner growth, love, Reality, religion, spirituality, symbolism, unity | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

I believe in Santa Claus!

Yes, I am all grown up. But the more I look into the spiritual symbolism represented by Santa Claus the more I believe He is fundamentally real! Let us start with Santa’s characteristics. He has a long white beard. This … Continue reading

Posted in god, Inner growth, love, psychology, Reality, religion, science, spirituality, symbolism, unity | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The symbolism of the Christmas colors Red and Green

In the same way that Christmas contains a deeper spiritual message within the various external traditions of gift giving, festive meals, eggnog, roasting chestnuts and decorations, so do the colors “green” and “red.” The color green represents the sprouting of … Continue reading

Posted in god, Inner growth, love, psychology, Reality, religion, spirituality, symbolism, unity | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to make yourself the center of the universe!

The answer is simple. Become an angel! Many people already believe that the universe revolves around them. But this kind of self-importance and egocentricity is a one-way deal and doesn’t work. To be at the center of everything requires a … Continue reading

Posted in god, Life after death, love, Reality, religion, science, spirituality, unity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Christmas Miracle is a can of worms

Many Christian ministers find the Christmas season particularly challenging. Not only is Christmas under attack by a secular movement that is gaining a more politically powerful voice, just as bad, church congregations are caught up in the commercialism of the … Continue reading

Posted in god, Inner growth, love, Reality, religion, spirituality, symbolism, unity | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment