I'm finally able to make these videos again. Find out why I was delayed and what I learned in the process.
My life changed in the Church of the Nativity. Bu not for the reason you'd think. It's storytime!
God only ever does one thing: love. If God is all-powerful, then love is the only power there is.
A good parent understands how God can love universally and yet still choose the side of the poor and oppressed.
Fasting is life-affirming and empowering! Let me show you how. I think is a tool to generate compassion an foster justice.
Intellectual integrity matters! Also: who is the Skeptical Mystic? I explain a bit about who I am and why this channel matters.
What we view as most important about humanity changes our language, politics, and spirituality.
The Dissoi Logoi, and ancient Greek text, illuminates a aspect of our own political situation. From there I wonder how we promote a spirituality that supports democratic ends.
Love and evolution are the same thing? Yeah, it's true. This video is a love letter to my friends. I hope you can all relate.
Elijah contemplates suicide, and encounters the source of all life. We are continuing to glean insight from stories of divine encounter in the Hebrew Bible.
Part of an ongoing series looking at the mystical tradition through theophanies - stories of God showing up.
The first of a ongoing series exploring the mystical tradition by looking at stories of divine encounter. In the burning bush, Moses discovered all he needed to know about reality, including his own identity.
I call my dad and tell him I'm not coming for Thanksgiving. Practical spirituality.
How does a person develop spiritual awareness? What do mysticism and traditional religion have to do with each other? And is a bath ever just a bath?
The Book of Job is the most important religious text in Western history. It questions the goodness of God, the validity of religion, and paints a shocking portrayal of the power of humanity to shape the future of creation.
What do Donald Trump, Brene Brown, and Jesus have in common? Our use of shame to control people, that's what. In this episode I explain what the rise of Trump can tell us about the most used and most dangerous political tool: shame.
Raw from the Road - some thoughts on suffering, compassion, and condescension, using Mother Teresa's new status as saint as an excuse.
My audio cuts out for about ten seconds. You only miss out on me giving Mother Theresa credit for intentionally living a life dedicated to compassion in a difficult situation.
Angry Christians complain a lot about other people "creating God in their own image." They've got it completely backward. In this video, I hoist them on their own petard.
Eventually an honest person has to choose between Jesus and the bible, or risk losing faith entirely. In today's video I cast my vote for Jesus to win.
Storytime! This is how my dad found the limits of his ego, and how he taught me the limits of mine. My dad passed wisdom on to me through stories and examples - and after studying philosophy and theology and history and psychology - this is the kind of insight I keep coming back to.