Posts Categorized: Spirituality

A Basic Christian Universalist Theology

A Basic Christian Universalist Theology

I’ve been doing some rereading from the “fathers” of Christian Universalism and have been thinking about what I believe as a Christian Universalist with feet in both Presbyterianism and Celtic Christianity. What follows is a rough draft of where my thinking is moving. As I wrote these thoughts down I realized that each could be… Read more

Who is my neighbor? Then & Today

Who is my neighbor? Then & Today

The Religious of Jesus day, that is, the fundamental Jewish establishment, were so hard headed that Jesus in answering the question, “Who is my neighbor?” had to turn the turn the table in his answer. The story begins with a man, beaten, robbed (even of his clothing) and left for dead while on his way… Read more

Living in the Borderlands

Living in the Borderlands

To live in the Borderlands means you Are neither fully of the world Nor fully of religion… You can a half-breed, A citizen of both Or you can be an envoy of another kingdom. Caught in the crossfires between ideologies To survive the Borderlands You must live sans borders, Be a crossroad. With apologies to… Read more

Sponged Out, Erased

Sponged Out, Erased

Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, canceled, made nothing? Are you willing to be made nothing? dipped into oblivion? If not, you will never really change. – D. H Lawrence   Erased, canceled, made nothing, dipped into oblivion… This is what living in the Borderlands is all about. The Borderlands is that gray… Read more

Thank God for the Old

Thank God for the Old

What a tragic sense of loss For a friend held dear. Yet… A sense of excitement— Expectation! I’ve had to leave the old behind The old theologies. Forging ahead… A new theology, sharp— Cutting! Thank God for the old, It brought me this far, And… Laid the groundwork For the new. Frank A. Mills, ©… Read more

Tastings

Tastings

I have tasted the tears of poverty, and I have tasted the bile of my stomach. I have tasted the street and her captured folk, I have tasted alienation and disenfranchisement. I have tasted unemployment, and I have tasted an uncompassionate system by the numbers. I have tasted employment and her slavery, I have tasted… Read more