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Theodore Parker: American Visionary

Tweet Although relatively unknown today, Theodore Parker, who lived in the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War, was an American whose life exerted a tremendous influence upon his own times, and whose thought and actions still reverberate at the very heart of modern day issues. In one speech, Parker used the phrase, “A [...]

Here & Now; Now & Forever

Tweet Religion comes down to our behavior as a human being. All the talk of God is garbage if a man or a woman displays the dark side of human motives and interaction. Compassion is at the core.  It is a matter of enlarging the scope of who we are, of our own core identity, [...]

Trump, The Stock Market, Tax Reform & The American Dream

Tweet Our country has reached the apogee of the American Dream. The stock market is roaring, new heights almost weekly.  Tax reform has sent trillions of dollars to the most affluent of our citizens.  Daily, President Donald Trump is releasing all controls on the dammed up flood of investment and money flowing to new oil [...]

An Absence of God

Tweet OUR MIND’S CHAOS I walk along the quiet streets, Alarm bells clanging Off in the distance, Way off, Red dust from bombed-out Hovels shimmering in the Incandescent light, Floating in from Iraq, Iran, North Africa, Syria, Swaths of civilization Wiped clean, leaving only An absence of God, A hole in the heart of Everything. [...]

Bring Forth The Buddha At Last

Tweet THE BUDDHA, AT LAST _____________________ The history of humanity has not yet begun. Innumerable pages and volumes of stories from out of the past – individuals, cities, towns and lands – but not one true revelation of all people moving unified into a new dimension of being. This is our inescapable destiny. A great [...]

America Reborn

Tweet The old dreams of America are dying. These were white-washed fences, and movies where you never saw anyone with a different looking face.  Flags waving in the wind, sweetness everywhere, good guys and bad guys, America forever, blessed by God on high, and dreams of onward and upward, forever and ever. Our dreams have [...]

Three Books That Can Change Your Life

Tweet Three books – “A New Myth for America”, “Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective”, “Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age” – three of ten books by James Hilgendorf – are books that can open up dramatic new perspectives on your life, and on the transformation that even now is beginning to reshape the [...]

America: The Great Springtime

Tweet Even in life, death is all around us.  Stars are born and die, grass grows then withers; winter turns to spring, turns to summer, to autumn, and back again to winter.  Nothing stays.  Our life today will vanish tomorrow. We live in a time when we have no answers anymore.  Those who think they [...]

ICAN, Nuclear Weapons, & A Christian Nation

Tweet ICAN – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – was recently awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace. ICAN is a broad, inclusive campaign, focused on mobilizing civil society around the world to support the specific objective of negotiating a global nuclear weapon ban treaty. On July 7th, 2017, many of the world’s [...]

America & The World – A New Spiritual Civilization Being Born

Tweet Amid the fracturing of identities around the world, and the descent into political and social chaos here at home in America, a new world is being born. Seeds of a great new spiritual civilization are sprouting everywhere – in this place, in that place, in common circumstances, like the distant crowing of a cock [...]