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    Mystery in the Lord’s Prayer

    In the Lord’s Prayer there is a curious feature in the original Greek. And that is: in the first petition it reads “Our Father in the HEAVENS” [plural], but later it reads “on earth as it is in HEAVEN” [singular].…

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    Life and the Afterlife

    In terms of the ‘ultimate destination’ of our individual lives, there is a remarkable similarity among the religions of the world in this sense: that our ultimate destination is a kind of ‘perpetual stasis’. As important as ‘heaven’ is to…

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    “Prayer in a Time of Peril”

    Last night I attended an interfaith event at our church called “Prayer in a Time of Peril” in which Christians from a broad spectrum of Christianity (Mormons to Presbyterians to Catholics) and Muslims came together to discuss this spiritual practice…

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    Orthodoxy vs. Orthopraxy —vs. Orthohody (?)

    In broad and oversimplistic terms, various approaches to the Spiritual Path have been proposed: One is ‘orthodoxy’, a word which comes from the Greek word ὀρθοδοξία (ORTHO-DOXIA) — ‘right opinion’. As defined by Wikipedia, ‘orthodoxy’ is “adherence to correct or…

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    One Electron, One Soul

    In mathematics, classical calculus depends on the idea of ‘infinity’, and in the late 19th century mathematicians became quite concerned with nailing down that elusive concept. Georg Cantor (1845 – 1918) proposed a solution, which can be explained using only…

  • Stories

    The Seamstress

    Once upon a time there was a seamstress who made beautiful outfits. One day a customer walked into her shop and fell in love with a particular pant-suit. “I love this!” the customer exclaimed, “but it doesn’t quite fit right.”…

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    Gawaine’s Grail Quest

    Once upon a time there was a young man named Gawaine who had a dream so vivid it seemed more real than so-called “Reality”. In this dream he saw a vision of the Grail so radiantly beautiful that he dedicated…

  • Poetry

    Psalm 23 — a Paraphrase

    The Lord is ineffable, I shall never presume to comprehend Her at all. He shows me Unfathomable Shining Mysteries. In every moment for all time She sings Her Great Ever-Fecund Silence — and all that Is springs anew, transformed and…