The Dynamics of Faith
“When we consider the dynamics of faith in our lives, we sense that at each of the crisis points of our lives and at each of the expected or unexpected turning points of our lives, we face a time when our ways of making meaning and the patterns of our trusts and loyalties are subject to testing and change.” James Fowler, from ‘Becoming Adult, Becoming Christian’
The Choice is Yours.
“We can either emphasize those aspects of our traditions, religious or secular, that speak of hatred, exclusion, and suspicion or work with those that stress the interdependence and equality of all human beings. The choice is yours.” Karen Armstrong from ‘Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life’
Heaven on Earth
“Love is the movement within life that carries us, that enables us, that causes us to break out of what Alan Watts calls the “skin-encapsulated ego.” Without love, we are self-centered, but love enables us to move the center of our lives outside our ego. Therefore it expands our lives and, needless to say, enriches it. Any human being would give anything to love or be loved. When it really...
The Glory of the Eternal
“Just as science has found the power of the sun itself to be locked in the atom, so religion proclaims the glory of the eternal to be reflected in the simplest elements of time: a leaf, a door, an unturned stone.” Huston Smith, from ‘Beyond the Post-Modern Mind’
A Universe with Meaning
“God’s desire for us is that we should live in him. He sends among us the Way to himself. That shows what, in his heart of hearts, God is really like — indeed, what reality is really like. In its deepest nature and meaning our universe is a community of boundless and totally competent love.” Dallas Willard, from ‘The Divine Conspiracy’