Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dudley discovers a three-tiered church

Once upon a time there lived a young man named Dudley. He had just joined a local church in his town and was attending his first Sunday worship service. This church was expanding in spite of the bad economy and … Continue reading

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Hitting a TV producer’s “curve ball`”

I had written my first book on theology several years before entering into Seminary. The book is titled Sermon From The Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden. It discusses how gardening, particularly natural or organic gardening could … Continue reading

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I predict the return of Victory Gardens

The future will most likely bring us a scarcity of food. Large food companies will not be able to meet the increasing population demands, increasing fuel costs, or even deliver food that offers proper nutritional value. In order to maintain … Continue reading

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Does God want to take you out of your comfort zone?

You betcha! There is a wonderful event described in the New Testament where the Lord helps several of his followers to catch fish by telling them to simply throw their nets over the right side of their boat (John 21:6). … Continue reading

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Touching the outer boundaries of Academia

When I was in Seminary I participated in a quite dynamic and bold course called “Neuroscience and Theology.” The class consisted of seminary students, theologians and scientists who sincerely believed science and religion could interface. Each participant/student chose from a … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Survival Guide!

Way, way back in 1974 I was riding on the Long Island Railroad as a commuter headed for Manhattan, New York, where I was employed as a creative writer for a large advertising agency. The route ran parallel to Sunrise … Continue reading

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Rep. Weiner’s personal problems are a blessing in disguise

It would have been less embarrassing for the congressman if his personal flaws had been discovered privately by sincere introspection, but regardless, Anthony Weiner has clearly been given another chance by God to start a new trajectory in his life. … Continue reading

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God endorses women with firm breasts and long hair

Of course, I am speaking psycho-symbolically. Thanks to scientist/theologian, Emanuel Swedenborg, we can have a deeper appreciation of the sacredness and authority of Holy Scripture, especially with seemingly odd quotes attributed to Jehovah God, like: “. . . thy breasts … Continue reading

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Is simple goodness simple?

I’ve been a student of the ideas of Emanuel Swedenborg for over 35 years. His theological writings have helped me to get a better and more rational grasp of religious truth—especially concerning spiritual growth and personal transformation. In fact, a … Continue reading

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Did alien ships visit earth in the remote past?

I particularly enjoy watching documentaries on the History Channel on TV that speculate aliens from outer space visited the earth in our remote past. Some of this is based on the fact that ancient sites contained structures that would be … Continue reading

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