Monthly Archives: October 2011

Resisting non-sexual adultery

A couple of nights ago I had a most interesting dream. I was sitting on a playground swing. My wife was standing to my right side and slightly behind me. I was then introduced to another woman who came closer … Continue reading

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The Lord’s surprising return to Earth

Once upon a time there lived a young man named Neil. Spiritual growth was important to him so he read the Bible daily.  On this particular day he was reading the last biblical chapter called “Revelation.” Neil found this chapter … Continue reading

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A panel discussion on Salvation

Moderator: I would like to welcome you all to this panel discussion on a topic that has eternal significance for all of us—Salvation. Today we are fortunate to have as our guest panelists a church minister, a psychologist and a … Continue reading

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The symbolism of Werewolves!

During the past several Halloween seasons, I have had fun delving into the symbolism portrayed by various scary creatures found in folklore and in Hollywood movies. This year is no different. So I would like to concentrate on the concept … Continue reading

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Going against God’s flow is good!

There are two basic trajectories of God’s action in the world. One involves involution, that is, the descent of God’s creative action into matter. The other trajectory involves an ascent from inert matter back towards God. The first, outer trajectory … Continue reading

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Carl finds himself on “Candid Camera”

Carl woke up in a positive mood. It was Sunday morning and the early spring sun was shining through his window. He went downstairs into the kitchen and discovered that he had forgotten to set the auto-brew timer coffee pot … Continue reading

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Swedenborg’s World Series

I am not talking about the Fall Classic in baseball. However, this blog post is about how scientist/theologian, Emanuel Swedenborg “hit one out of the park” when it came to describing the laws of the universe. I hope and pray … Continue reading

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The Philosopher’s Stone

The concept of the Philosopher’s Stone gained recent new interest with the popular Harry Potter story of a similar notion called the Sorcerer’s Stone. Such a stone had infinite magical powers for the one who had possession of it. The … Continue reading

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In the Spiritual World, everyone becomes their own whistle blower!

Why on earth would anyone snitch on themselves? Well, I am not talking about the Earth, but of the unique dynamics ruling the spiritual world, which always makes one’s innermost thoughts and feelings shine forth like a huge electric advertising … Continue reading

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Swedenborg, the Calculus and Molecular Biology

In his delightful book A Tour of the Calculus, author and mathematical philosopher David Berlinski laments that the theme of continuity is lacking in the biological sciences. For instance, mathematics, like that of the calculus, which successfully describes how many … Continue reading

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