Sheep and Goats

The skillful carrying forward of their undertakings

As easy as to look into his palm

Confucius Now filial piety is seen in the skillful carrying out of the wishes of our forefathers, and the skillful carrying forward of their undertakings. In spring and autumn, they repaired and beautified the temple ...

A picture of heaven

All nations and languages at prayer in this particular location

Risen Savior Lutheran Church Contact: 625 Otay Lakes Rd., Chula Vista (619) 735-7617 Membership: 150 Pastor: Paul Schulz Age: 43 Born: Watertown, WI Formation: Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN; Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, ...

He is therefore happy

“Thou art the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”

John Wesley A Methodist is one who loves the Lord his God with all his heart, with all his soul, with all his mind, and with all his strength. God is the joy of his ...

Pushed out to the margins

The church was at one time the center of family life and the community

Grace Presbyterian Church Contact: 1450 E. Vista Way, Vista 760-724-0077 Membership: 200 Pastor: Mike Wallman Age: 66 Born: Burbank Formation: Santa Monica College; California State University-Northridge; Fuller Seminary, Pasadena; Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA ...

The servants of a Master

The credentials of that revelation should be tested

William Ewart Gladstone Our Saviour astonished the people because, instead of being lost in the mazes of arbitrary and vicious excrescences that darkened the face of religion, he taught them with authority and not as ...

Was I losing my marbles?

A posthumous interview with Merlin Carothers

Foundations of Praise Contact: P.O. Box 2518, Escondido, CA 92033 760-741-2755 Mailing List Members: 30,000 Founder: Merlin Carothers (1924-2013) Born: Coal Country in Pennsylvania Formation: Marion College, Marion, IN; Asbury Seminary, Wilmore, KY Years ...

Sañjaya Belatthiputta

"Both... neither exists nor doesn’t exist after death"

Another time I approached Sañjaya Belatthiputta and, on arrival, exchanged courteous greetings with him. After an exchange of friendly greetings and courtesies, I sat to one side. As I was sitting there I asked him: ...

A mystical approach to Christianity

Unity: "We open it up to all the ways in which we understand what God is."

Unity San Diego Contact: 3770 Altadena Avenue, City Heights, 619-280-2501 Membership: 300 Pastor: Blair Tabor Age: 66 Born: Minneapolis, MN Formation: University of California San Diego; Unity Institute & Seminary, Kansas City, MO Years ...

A word on angels

"A communion of spiritual commerce"

Amongst the adorable dispensations of the divine mercy in favor of men, it is not the least, that he has been pleased to establish a communion of spiritual commerce between us on earth and his ...

Shorn of dogma and dualism

"People are abandoning spirituality and organized religion in droves."

Membership: 165 Pastor: Patti Paris Age: 61 Born: New York City, NY Formation: City University, New York City; Holmes Institute, Encinitas Years Ordained: 7 San Diego Reader: How long do you spend preparing your talks? ...

Who shall overcome this earth?

And the world of Yama, and the world of the gods?

Who shall overcome this earth, and the world of Yama (the lord of the departed), and the world of the gods? Who shall find out the plainly shown path of virtue, as a clever man ...

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