Tag: judgment

Jesus, Jefferson, and Jingoism

Jesus, Jefferson, and Jingoism

"Life" Issues, community, conflict, conservatism, Consitution, critical judgment, culture, declaration of independence, Ethics, fourth of july, Religion, Spirituality, Tolerance
I am re-publishing this "Skeptic's" column today because, if anything, it is even more relevant today than when it first appeared. I am also re-publishing it because, when I originally published it, politics used to be ... you know ... both fun and funny. So for a few moments, we can share a trip down Memory Lane to a time of comparative innocence. Well, we are in that time of year again – July in general, and the Fourth in particular -- when we all make the obligatory pilgrimage to the First Church of American Exceptionalism, also known colloquially and variously as "the back yard" or "the deck" or "the patio", where we celebrate the Sacrament of Opportunistic Patriotism with beer instead of wine, with burgers instead of unleavened bread, on an outdoor barbecue grill instead of an alta
Mindful Monday: Thoughts aren’t wrong

Mindful Monday: Thoughts aren’t wrong

Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness
"Thinking your meditation is going wrong because you have distracting thoughts is like thinking your workout is going wrong because you sweat." --Brad Warner What are you noticing about judging your meditation? ... for Mindful Monday Brad Warner is an American Soto Zen monk. This quote was posted on his Facebook page on February 22, 2016. Photo credit: "Mizuno PAssion Wave Run 2012," RunSociety, 2012.
Thoughtful Thursday – The Last Judgment

Thoughtful Thursday – The Last Judgment

Photography, Quote, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Theology
“Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.”― Albert Camus What does love look like in a perfect world? **************** A reminder about what Thoughtful Thursday is: Theos – God, Logos – Words So, literally, theos-logos, theology, is words about God. These are some of my favorite thoughts! I ask myself what is my relationship to the Divine? What is the Divine’s relationship to others? Other people? Other things? Other components of the world? Other components of the cosmos? How can we stretch our thoughts to be more, simply more? What are your theos-logos? What questions would you ponder? Shalom and Amen. Terri ... #thoughtful  #findingGod #BeguineAgain ... (c) 2013, post, photo, Terri Stewart