Experiential Time, Part 2

Experiential Time, Part 2 “…only the present is eternal and…all things having a past and a future are doomed to pass away!” Thomas Merton[1] An experiential accounting of time does not follow the familiar chronological conceptions of time that repeat in circular cycles, as with a clock, or in linear perpetuity, as with a timeline. … Continue reading Experiential Time, Part 2

The Kingdom of Heaven is Near

The Kingdom of Heaven is Near Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe the good news.” Mark 1:14-15 Beginning in childhood and reinforced throughout my life, the stubborn concept developed … Continue reading The Kingdom of Heaven is Near

Nonviolence and Love, Part 3

Nonviolence and Love, Part 3 …if I understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.[1]  Last week I noted that Protestantism is a product of the Age of Enlightenment, which propelled intellectual knowing into the most prominent and … Continue reading Nonviolence and Love, Part 3