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TRUTH, COMMUNITY, AND INTEGRITY IN THE LIFE OF FAITH

At their most mature, faith communities share their deepest convictions about the Sacred, the world, and human destiny with humility and a sense of gratitude. At their worst, they impose their convictions with arrogance and a sense of superiority. To … Continue reading

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IS “ORGANIZED RELIGION” HELPFUL TO A VITAL FAITH?

Growing numbers of people in the Western world no longer believe so. And for good reasons, even if not decisive ones. There is a distressing sameness about the history of most religious institutions. Typically, they begin with exquisite sensitivity to … Continue reading

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OUT OF DATE TRADITIONS AND UP TO DATE FAITH

One reason religious institutions have difficulty maintaining credibility is that the questions put to them often have no precedent in their traditions. Questions such as: Should historical research alone determine for faith whether Jesus, or the Buddha, or Muhammad believed … Continue reading

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A LESS TRAVELED ROAD TO FAITH

Many people come to faith by putting their trust in what religious leaders tell them. They live praiseworthy lives without ever asking questions about, or experiencing for themselves, the Ultimate source of what they have been told. Others come to … Continue reading

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IS “ORGANIZED RELIGION” HELPFUL TO A VITAL FAITH?

Growing numbers of people in the Western world no longer believe so. And for good reasons, even if not decisive ones. There is a distressing sameness about the history of most religious institutions. Typically, they begin with exquisite sensitivity to … Continue reading

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