Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Secular New Year

Have you noticed how we have a number of New Years and not just the one on the new calendars we will change tonight? Of course, most of us are used to the idea of a fiscal year that can … Continue reading

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Transformation and mental health

As I was reading this morning, I came across a quotation by the psychoanalyst, Carl Jung. I am not sure if this was written before his falling out with Sigmund Freud or after their quarrel, but I suspect it was … Continue reading

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Now what?

There may be no quieter place in America than a Protestant church on the day after Christmas. And, this coming Sunday, the 1st after Christmas Day, is considered to be a “low” Sunday by most churches. Attendance will be predictably … Continue reading

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The Yearly Rant

Today in the Western Christian Church it is Christmas Eve. I am sure we have all heard the yearly rant decrying how the nativity scenes have been removed from the public square and how Christ is missing from Christmas celebrations. … Continue reading

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Pollution; is it our business?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA), through its observatory has published a new analysis of data from the “Aura” satellite, which shows increasing concentrations of sulpher dioxide, (a pollutant), over the Indian subcontinent. Is this cause for religious people … Continue reading

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Do Babies Matter?

I know that it seems like a facetious question to ask: Do babies matter? And perhaps it is a strange question to ask near Christmas when Christians celebrate the birth of the one we claim to be the Messiah. However, … Continue reading

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The “Others”

I ran across a poster that read: “Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you.” This seemingly rational statement has not always been received as something that is true on the face of it, (primae fascia). We tend to … Continue reading

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