Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
"I am the true shepherd; I know my own
and my own know me."
It's Day 18 of THE LENTEN SERIES:
Friday, March 25, 2011
Christ uses the miraculous to make a point about the natural
you might say. Day 17 of THE LENTEN SERIES:
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The story is well known, but THE URANTIA BOOK version of it gives a good insight into how Christ presented spiritual truths while keeping his enemies at bay. It's Day 16 of THE LENTEN SERIES: http://www.maninthemaze.com/thelentenseries/thegoodsamaritan.html.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The story of the young man who
was unable to give it away,
and the impossibility of
serving two masters.
It's Day 15 of THE LENTEN SERIES:
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Christ speaks to the crowd at the
temple about the true
water of life.
Day 4 of THE LENTEN SERIES is here:
Monday, March 21, 2011
It's now the occasion of the
Jewish feast of the tabernacles,
and Jesus boldly goes to Jerusalem
to preach publicly at the temple,
confounding his enemies and
terrifying the apostles.
Day 13 of THE LENTEN SERIES is here:
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Jesus was both a mortal and a divine personality, and the mystery of the workings of his minds is the subject of Day 12 of THE LENTEN SERIES. See it here: http://www.maninthemaze.com/thelentenseries/hishumandivineminds.html.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
about scripture - it is man-made
and not of divine origin. Nothing
man-made can be considered infallible;
the creature may crave infallibility,
but only Divine personalities possess it.
Day 11 of THE LENTEN SERIES is up, here:
Friday, March 18, 2011
This passage includes another story
that "evolved" over time to be a
tale of a miraculous event
THAT WAS NOT a miraculous event.
It involves Peter and the
fish with the shekel in its mouth.
And we've got fishin' music too!
Day 10 of THE LENTEN SERIES is here:
Thursday, March 17, 2011
give the apostles new insights.
Christ enjoys the humor of these
people, and reflects about how humor
is a trait so lacking among his own.
Day 9 of THE LENTEN SERIES is here:
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
You love your family, but that
doesn't mean it's all smooth sailing.
Christ had the same problems.
Read about it here, at Day 8 of
THE LENTEN SERIES:
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Day 7 of THE LENTEN SERIES includes
Christ exorcising a demon, and ongoing
arguments between the pharisees and
Christ - by whose power does he cast
out demons? Jesus' new militant
manner terrifies the apostles.
See it here:
Monday, March 14, 2011
The lines are drawn in the sand,
as they say. See it here:
Sunday, March 13, 2011
It's Day 5 of THE LENTEN SERIES,
CRISIS AT CAPERNAUM - see it here:
Saturday, March 12, 2011
selections for the fourth day of lent (smooth jazz!).
Check it here:
Friday, March 11, 2011
in religious stories, but when the
swine-raising gentiles ask Christ and
the apostles to leave their midst
because they fear losing many pigs -
well, it's a hoot! The story of the
cure of Amos the "lunatic" is
the day's topic.
See it here:
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Day 2 of THE LENTEN SERIES, titled
PARABLE OF THE SOWER, is up.
Check it here:
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Our LENTEN SERIES is up on our home website.
God is alive, magic is afoot
God is alive, magic is afoot
God is afoot, magic is alive
Alive is afoot, magic never died
God never sickened
Many poor men lied
Many sick men lied
Magic never weakened
Magic never hid
Magic always ruled
God is afoot, God never died
God was ruler
Though his funeral lengthened
Though his mourners thickened
Magic never fled
Though his shrouds were hoisted
The naked God did live
Though his words were twisted
The naked magic thrived
Though his death was published
Round and round the world
The heart did not believe
Lyrics by Leonard Cohen
See the rest of the lyrics and hear the song, here:
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Lenten Series
begins tommorow, Ash Wednesday.
Like The Advent Series last December,
each day we'll have a short posting here
to open up the link to the day's page on
our website. The days of Lent will open up,
one by one, as the season progresses.
There's photos, artwork and graphics,
passages from THE URANTIA BOOK,
and music that goes with the
subject matter each day.
Monday, March 7, 2011
and Jesus were to meet, neither would try to convert the other - not because they would regard such an effort as hopeless, but because they would recognize one another.
Wisdom is not just about moral behavior, but about the "center," the place from which moral perception and moral behavior flow.
Jesus and the Buddha were teachers of a world-subverting wisdom that undermined and challenged conventional ways of seeing and being in their time and in every time. Their subversive wisdom was also an alternative wisdom: they taught a way or path of transformation.
What Jesus and the Buddha said about "the way"
is remarkably similar.
Published in 1997, Jesus and Buddha -
The Parallel Sayings is an excellent text for comparisons between the teachings of these two religious paths. The similarities are amazing.
on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.
A treasure that others can not share, where no thief can steal; a treasure which does not pass away.
hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
one sees far-reaching happiness, the wise one leaves aside limited pleasures, looking to far-reaching happiness.