Craig Bergland

Jesus’ Magic Carpet Ride

Ego and What the Neighbors Think

The Problem of Ego

Interspirituality as Mutual Respect

Pain and Spiritual Experience

 A classic blog by The Rev. Suzy Jacobson Cherry. I’ve explored my migraines in relation to spirituality in this blog before.  (See “Beautiful Tunnel Vision” at  Today, I want to explore what happened with my migraine this past Tuesday.  I was in Claremont at the Claremont School of Theology Convocation and the celebrations of two […]

Breaking Down the Monolith

 The latest Blog from The Rev. Scott Elliott!

Seeking Truth

Check out the latest blog from The Rev. Suzy Jacobson Cherry!

Do Criminal Courts Administer Justice?

This post originally appeared at A Pastoral Letter on the Acquittal of George Zimmerman In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, I believe many people are blaming the wrong system. There seems to be a presupposition that the job of criminal courts is to administer justice, and I believe that is a mistaken notion. […]

Thoughts to Ponder

Some thoughts for the day from Prior Scott Elliott and New Seeds Priory: One thing that I feel contributes to the collapse/implosion of traditional models of “church”, is that traditional forms of “church” have consistently failed to understand the difference between “nurturing” and “programing”. Living organisms like plants, animals and people require nurturing…nurturing including individual […]

Spiritual but not Religious – It’s not just a walk in the park.

I was part of a discussion on Facebook the other day around Institutional Religion’s discomfort with people like myself who identify as SBNR, or spiritual but not religious. It started out with an observation by someone who had heard uber-snarky Lillian Daniel prattle on about how, in her mind, SBNR folk are little more than intellectually marginal folks who are […]