Category Archives: Cultural Evolution

Curators of Our Lifetime Journeys: A New Form of Spirituality?

The last few years I’ve been acquainting myself with the writings of a British religious philosopher named Don Cupitt. An ordained Anglican priest, Cupitt was once known as a theologian, but following his drift away from conventional Christianity, he now … Continue reading

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Humanity’s Elusive Quest: A Post-Theistic Faith

I admire much of the theology of Rabbi Irwin Kula. He has settled on a view of religion that apparently closely resembles mine. He regards religion is a form of technology. Kula envisions the 3,500-year-old Jewish faith as being in … Continue reading

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Saving Revolutions with Mid-Course Corrections

As an amateur student of history, the thought has occurred to me that all great secular and religious movements transition from a founding to a kind shoring up mode – an essential mid-course correction, an attempt, often a desperate one, … Continue reading

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Pentecostalism as the Second Protestant Reformation

A few years ago, I followed a fascinating social media discussion about the use of icons in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. Orthodox Christians regard images of Christ and the Apostles blessed by a priest as representing the actual presence of … Continue reading

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A Commonwealth sans Monarch

A special interest of mine and one to which I’ve devoted a considerable amount of reading is the Commonwealth of Nations, the successor to the old British Empire. The Commonwealth is a monument, arguably the noblest and most conspicuous one, … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Legacy of Billy Graham

Rev. Billy Graham has died, leaving behind one of evangelical Christianity’s most successful and illustrious preaching careers, one that spanned the administrations of twelve U.S. presidents and that left an indelible, lasting mark on the history of American religion. I … Continue reading

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Prophets and Sages as Curators

Last night I watched Peter Sellers in Being There (1979), one of my favorite films. The thought occurred to me: that movie anticipated the digital age by roughly a generation. Even back then, people were overwhelmed by information. Gardener, an … Continue reading

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