DR. STE​VE M​CSWAIN

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Spiritual Maturity?

Spiritual maturity? Am I ready for this...spiritual maturity? And, what does that really mean anyway? "Brothers and sisters," writes Saint …

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My New Year's Resolution

A New Year Resolution...

A New Year Resolution... But you can call it whatever you wish - Goal, Ambition, Intention... It matters not. What does matter is that the …

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Toward Spiritual Maturity

Spiritual maturity is the goal of life, not getting to heaven. Some reading this will likely recoil in shock. Maybe anger. That’s OK. A few of …

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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 …

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Is There a God?

Does God Exist?

Does God exist? Is there a God? I have answered that question for myself. You must answer for yourself. Or, ignore the question, …

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Suffering

Suffering...Or, the Feeling You're Not in Control

Suffering, to paraphrase Richard Roar's definition is "the feeling that you are not in control." Being conscious, or aware, that our suffering, …

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What I Think about God

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

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…

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The Father and I are ONE!

Now, Here's an Ancestry Worth Researching: "The Father and I are One!"

Morning thoughts on your real ancestry... Your spiritual ancestry. Try this on for size. Your spiritual ancestry - your real ancestry is …

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Healing: Do You Want to Be Healed?

Healing: Do You Want to Be Healed?

Healing. "Do you want to be healed?" asked Jesus of the invalid man who was brought daily to the Pool of Bethesda (John 5). Not everyone wants to…

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The Day Jesus Threw God Out of Church

One day, Jesus went into the temple and began throwing people out. Or, is this a story of the day Jesus threw God out of Church? Check it out for …

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Wrestling with God

Wrestling with God: The Day God Lost a Wrestling Match

Wrestling with God. What does this mean? Wrestling with God This is a Biblical myth for which I have had much fascination and attraction over the…

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The Secret of Contentment: Christ Consciousness

The Secret of Contentment: Christ Consciousness

What is the secret of contentment? Christ consciousness. Contentment But what does this mean? The following is my attempt to explain these …

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Problems

Problems: When Dark Gives Way to Dawn

Problems. We all have them. Which makes all this talk I hear about gratitude all the more problematic. The longer I live, the more aware I am …

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Christian-Nature-Nurture

Christian-Nature-Nurture: I Am a Christian by Nature and Nurture...

A Christian-Nature-Nurture I am a Christian by nature and nurture. First, by nature. That is to say, I was born into a Christian family. I did …

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Faith Before Which Mountain's Tremble

Faith that Makes Mountain's Tremble...

Faith makes mountain's tremble. That's what the spiritual master said. "For sure, I tell you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say …

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Christianity is Alive and Well

Christianity is alive and well. My guess is, you were not expecting that. Admittedly, I do write often about what's gone wrong in the …

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How Do You Define Faith?

Define Faith Today I was asked, "How do you define faith?" I'm not sure you can. Isn't it a little like trying to define God? Whatever you say …

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Why Christianity Needs Heretics

Christianity needs heretics and, anyone who knows Christian history, knows this religion, as indeed all religions, has had its share of them. In …
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Life Purpose...The Purpose of Your Life

Your life purpose! Can you say with certainty what IS the purpose of your life? Oh, I suppose you can and people do... All the time. But is it…

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Real Fear...and, the "Other" Kind

Real Fear (and, the Other Kind) There are two kinds of fear…real fear and…well…the other kind. Real fear is familiar to everyone. It’s the …