If you are reading this you are going to think that this is a little far removed from Freemasonry. You may even think that it violates the principle of discussing religion inside Freemasonry. But you would be wrong. The prohibition in most jurisdictions is against allowing sectarian religion and … [Read more...] about War of the Worldviews
Almost every day, I seem to read an article or watch a news cast which discusses the controversy surrounding some religious principle. These stories fascinate me because of the variety of religious views that people hold. It seems hard to believe that humans could all descend from one common … [Read more...] about Harmful Interference
This story is something that a lot of groups should pay attention to as the relationships of religious/spiritual interests and academia have grown cold in many places. Of particular note is that as this piece comes out of UCLA, one of the first 12 structures of the community of Westwood, where … [Read more...] about The key to academic success – Spirituality!
Throughout my entire life, there has been one Biblical passage that has fascinated me more than any other. It appears early in the first book of the Bible in the first chapter of Genesis. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” … [Read more...] about In His Image
One of my favorite scenes in any movie occurs at the climax of the classic film Ben-Hur. During the scene where Jesus is carrying his crucifix through Jerusalem, he collapses underneath the weight of his burden. As Simon of Cyrene is ordered by the Roman soldiers to pick up Jesus' cross, Judah … [Read more...] about The Realization of Truth
It sounds like song title, Spirituaql but not Religious... The trending seems to match the PEW results from last year that found a down turn in American Religious trends, but an uptick in general spirituality. Now, this last Sunday's Parade magazine published their results asking America, Have you … [Read more...] about Spiritual But Not Religious?
Ferris Thompson was sitting on a bench outside of the lodge building, enjoying a pipe full of Marlin Flake. One of the younger, more progressive members of the lodge, Sean, came out of the building and sat by him. “I hear that Brian dimitted from the lodge,” he said, “he gave some reasons … [Read more...] about The Non-Christian Mason
The other evening I had a strange dream. Now, most dreams are rather odd, but every once in a while a dream gives us a bit of truth about life. The following is an account of my dream. I found myself driving along a highway, following a gray pick up truck. I could see that we were nearing a storm … [Read more...] about An Allegorical Dream