Monthly Archives: March 2013

Jesus and Jelly Beans

As I am sitting on my big, fluffy easy chair and stuffing my face with jelly beans, I suddenly realize that I can celebrate Easter just through my chewing action. You see, as a follower of the unique theological ideas … Continue reading

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The minister gets a shocking brain scan

Once upon a time a church minister got a call from a neuroscientist friend to come over to his lab—quickly. The two knew each other because the neuroscientist was a member of the minister’s church congregation. Minister: “What’s up? I … Continue reading

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Are advanced civilizations from outer space actually low tech?

According to the spiritual explorer Emanuel Swedenborg they are. Swedenborg had the kind of life that totally challenges the operation of the human habitual mind. As a great scientist who had labored to unify natural law with theological law, Swedenborg … Continue reading

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An area where religion and non-sectarian humanists agree

The adherents of both groups are in full agreement that the world of humans is screwed up. And both groups believe people need an upgrade of the heart and mind. In the wise words of the Walt Kelly cartoon strip, … Continue reading

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Should Palm Sunday be renamed “Cloak” Sunday?

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg helped to bring newer and deeper meaning to the sacred stories of Holy Scripture. He claimed that within the literal sense of our terrestrial language lay deeper layers of communication within God’s Holy Word. These deeper layers … Continue reading

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Stan’s suitcase

Stan had just finished packing his large suitcase. He was anxious to make a new beginning and find a better place to live. He was seeking true happiness. But as he closed the latches to his overstuffed suitcase, he remembered … Continue reading

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Swedenborg and hypnosis

One of the most distasteful notions that I have advanced concerning Swedenborg’s scientific and spiritual paradigm is that the human race is in a hypnotic state. If this is true, it means that we terrestrial humans cannot effectively address the … Continue reading

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It is easy to turn evil into good, but much harder to turn good into good

I am aware that the above heading sounds anti-intuitive. Most people simply do not look deeper than the mere outward expression of goodness. However, the notion that not all good deeds and kind acts are really good is a most … Continue reading

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The irony of St. Patrick’s Day

As the legend goes, Saint Patrick chased all the snakes out of Ireland. It seems that we are now celebrating this famous Saint by trying our best to invite all these serpents back! Yep. To understand where I am coming … Continue reading

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A rare awakening

Over the past weekend, my wife volunteered to prepare a Sunday Supper at an Orthodox Christian Church in honor of a co-worker who recently died of cancer. This was a service project her friend’s church participated in regularly and was … Continue reading

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