Experiencing God

Experiencing God

Experiencing God

Not far from our home here in Louisville is Gethsemane, the monastery where the monk and spiritual teacher Fr. Thomas Merton spent his final years.

One day, a younger monk approached his mentor, frustrated at Read more

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Does God Exist?

Is There a God?

Does God exist?

Is there a God?

I have answered that question for myself. You must answer for yourself. Or, ignore the question, pretend you’ve never asked the question, or just wait for the question to return. Read more

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What Do I Think When I Think God? I Try Not To. Here’s Why…

What I Think about God

What do I think when I think God?

I try not to. It makes sense to try not to think too much of God, does it not?

I mean, how does one think of God except in ways that Read more

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Knowing God: How to Know God

Knowing God: Is it Possible?

There is no religious belief that, once you know it or say you believe it, will magically unlock the door to God. So, I would advise you to remember this: the impulse you feel Read more

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The Kingdom of God: What Is It?

“Seek first the kingdom,” counseled Jesus, “…and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).

The Kingdom – Dr. Steve McSwain

When I read these words, I have several questions.

1. What is the Kingdom?

2. Why Read more

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Know God – You Can, You Know

How to Know God Or, Making Room for More…of God Matthew 22:1-14; Philippians 4:1-9

Know God

How to know God. I get that question a lot.

I’ve asked that question a lot.

Jesus once told a parable of a Read more

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You Are What You Seek…

Or, so said Saint Francis.

Rumi, the Sufi poet put it slightly differently, “What you seek is seeking you.”

And, Jesus said, “Seek first the Kingdom.”

So, what is the Kingdom? It is not the Church. Not heaven Read more

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Each Creature Lives into Its Own Nature…

Mechthild of Magdeburg once said, “A fish cannot drown in water; a bird does not fall in air. Each creature God made must live in its own true nature.”

Then that’s what the writers of Genesis meant, is it Read more

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Life’s Greatest Discovery…the Joy of Oneness

The Sufi poet, Ghalib, said, “For the raindrop, joy is entering the river.”

When you and I first appear, this is how we arrive – in oneness with all there is.  Which is why, when you look into Read more

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God…and this Moment…

I finished running around our neighborhood yesterday and, as I slowed to a brisk walk the final few hundred yards, I suddenly became present. That is to say, I became aware that I had just finished running nearly one Read more

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Are You and God One?…

If Jesus and God were one, as he claimed they were (John 10:30). And, if Jesus prayed, as of course he did (John 17:21) that you and God would be one, too.

Then, are you and God one? The Read more

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How to Know God

“I want to know the mind of God,” said Einstein.

Me, too. But, for much of my adult life, knowing God, knowing mind, or feeling connected to something grander than myself escaped me, eluded, even evaded me. Then, one Read more

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How To Know God

Religions have failed humanity. So has the religion, Christianity. While they start out right, they end up wrong. I'm a Christian theologian and much of what I see in the Christian church today, across all denominational lines, is nothing short of insane. If you want to know how to know God, the church is very possibly the last place you ought to look. Read more
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