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January 2016

A Single Solitary Soul

Everything changes.  Nothing stays.  This is a truth of life. Love is born and dies.  Love turns to hatred and back again to love.  Dark becomes light.  Young becomes old.  Stars and galaxies are born from the maws of gigantic black holes, live their day in seeming infinity, then explode as novas and are buried […]

A Challenge to Atheists, Humanists & Believers Alike

The battle between science and religion – between, on the one hand, the worldview of atheists, humanists, agnostics and others who see this universe as devoid of any God, and entrenched believers on the other hand, whether Christian, Jew, or Muslim – seems only to be growing more strident as time goes by. Actually, from […]

The Task of Creating Your Own Life

“Words of Wisdom” by Daisaku Ikeda. _____________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, and the author of ten non-fiction books.

A Holographic Universe

Holograms are those three-dimensional light images, created with lasers.  You remember the cute little robot, R2D2, in the movie Star Wars, who would beam out an image of Princess Leia pleading for help – this is a hologram. There is a curious property of holograms.  If you take a hologram – say a picture of […]

Poem – Who Are We? – The Self That Is Always There

Change is the element of the day. But what is there that never changes? A poem, by James Hilgendorf ______________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books that are helping to forge a new vision of ourselves, a new dream of America, and a new religion for the […]

Time for a Religious Revolution

“The faith that stands on authority is not faith” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. This was the pronouncement of one of the great founding souls of America. These words were written at a time when America was straining to come into its own, to cast off finally the ancient ties to the Old World in matters […]

Unknown Songsters

Unnamed singers, unknown composers, singing in the dark, in the shadows of history. We never knew you. No Shakespeares here, no Bach or Homer plying his Olympian tales heard down the ages. Just a banjo strumming in Appalachian hollows.  Or a rare and fragile love poem composed in the light of the moon.  Or blues […]

1776 Now!

Revolution! The time has come for a new shifting of priorities and power. In 1864, in a letter, President Abraham Lincoln wrote: “I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country…corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high […]

The Real Roots of America

The real roots of America are waiting to be discovered.  It has nothing to do with the Founding Fathers, or Christianity, or Indians, or the pledge of allegiance, or Pilgrim Fathers. The real roots of America are found in the heart of everyone on the face of the planet. It is an eternal home, a […]

Mideast Imploding – Sunni, Shia, ISIS, Saudi, Iran, Syria…Who Are We?

You see it everywhere in the Mideast – the imploding of countries, boundaries.  Patchworks of Sunnis stacked against Shiites.  Bombed out cities, blown to dust in ancient deserts. ISIS the latest virus, the latest worm crawling through the debris, devouring anything in its way, breeding horror and human devastation. The Saudis cutting off heads, the […]