Monthly Archives: September 2014

Transcendental Aspirations

When we contemplate the essential core of all the meanderings of our lives, motivations, and aspirations, we are often tempted in our self-importance to presume we do these things for some “exalted” or “transcendental” reason. While these romantic notions are

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The Opium of the People

When a doctor prescribes pain medication to us when our pain is unmanageable, we are grateful to be given relief from that pain. Often, we are in so much pain that all we know is our desire to be rid

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The Authority-Driven Life

As I watched the pastor at the church where I work proceed with the Communion ceremony yesterday, it dawned on me the essence of the entire problem with religious faith. It all centers on the concept of authority. In our

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