In this weekend’s column in the Citizen-Times I compared our experiences at Gethsemani Abbey and Shaker Village in Kentucky. Shakers, […]
Archive for ‘Spirituality’
This weekend’s column will address the question: “Is there a secret to becoming a secular mystic?” There are many who […]
End of Spirituality?
This essay was originally published in my e-book, Nature is Enough (2013). Selected essays, including the one here, were posted […]
An Atheist at a Prayer Breakfast?
Why on earth, or any other planet, would a secular, humanist, freethinking, non-religious atheist attend a prayer breakfast? Good question. […]
Thinking the Unthinkable
Before I emerged from a “spiritual” worldview, I couldn’t imagine there was no spiritual reality. I certainly would never think […]
Eleven and a Half Steps to Enlightenment
“Eleven and a Half Steps to Enlightenment” Does that title catch your attention? Disclaimer: this essay will not provide the […]
Do words like “sacred” and “holy” (or “profane”) have any meaning anymore? Did they ever? The Sacred, the Holy and […]
Life After Faith
Ten years ago I was stitching together a ragged collection of stories and reflections into a book I called “The […]
Saving Jesus, Again
Time for my annual “Secular Sermon” for “Holy Week.” If you feel a bit sorry for Jesus, or at least […]
Religion and Relationships
Many of us who make a “personal exodus” from faith have to face the loss of friendships and even family […]
Walls in Heaven?
I wrote this in response to one of the craziest arguments I’ve heard for building more walls (and it’s not […]
Secular Chaplain is Here, and There
The Secular Chaplain blog was up for five years and you can read those older posts there. Now, the Freethinking […]