The Nameless One

The Tao that can be told of is not the eternal Tao; the name that can be named is not the eternal name. The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth; the Named is the mother of all things.         – Lao Tzu[i] One day, while shepherding sheep somewhere in the Sinai desert, Moses saw... Continue Reading →


“The greatest of all illusions is the illusion of familiarity.”  G.K. Chesterton[i] When I was in the ministry, I got to know a retired Methodist pastor named Edgar who was a spiritual healer.  I’d visit with him at his house, from time to time, to talk about prayer and his understanding of healing.  Edgar had... Continue Reading →

The Physics Of Miraculousness

God doesn’t play dice with the universe.  – Albert Einstein In the rough and tumble world of theoretical physics, there are two opposing parties.  On the right, as represented by Albert Einstein, is the law and order crowd.  Their platform states that certain rules must be followed, by dictate of the universe, and that  nothing... Continue Reading →


Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.  – David Byrne[i] Heaven is a peculiar idea.  Nobody has ever visited and come back with a report; for all we know, it’s a myth like Atlantis.  Nevertheless, lots of people are planning to reside there, and even brag about it.  The general consensus about heaven seems... Continue Reading →

What Is Truth?

Shortly before he died, Jesus was interrogated by the Roman governor of Palestine, Pontius Pilate.  Charged with enforcing Roman law in the province, Pilate had been asked to adjudicate a death penalty case.  We’re told the local leaders, affronted by the unorthodox beliefs of Jesus, wanted him executed.  But, since only Rome was entitled to... Continue Reading →

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