The creation is a song!

The earth is alive.  Everything is enchanted.  Those steeped in the framework of a western mind scoff at this claim.  They discount an enchanted universe as a residual notion from a “primitive” era, with no place in our postmodern culture.  Postmodernism has deconstructed the creation into scattered, orphaned, lifeless fragments without a coherent voice, without a […]

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Jesus and mythic consciousness

The beginning of the end of the Christian religion occurred during the Enlightenment period, a sweeping cultural, philosophical, political and scientific movement from the late 1600s through the early 1800s in which reason and science supplanted superstition and divine revelation as the primary means for arriving at truth.  The Judeo-Christian God of the Middle Ages, […]

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While Reading The Gospel of Mark alongside Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire

While Reading The Gospel of Mark alongside Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire “One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the […]

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The Cynic and the bovines

The Cynic named Feral Jesus never thought his shocking antics would change anything, but neither did the mainline preacher, the do-gooding educator or the nine-to-five social worker. “Be honest, now,” he reminded himself, “Who will remember a damned thing of what you said or did?” Yet, Feral Jesus fulfilled his cynical vocation, just as the others fulfilled theirs. By […]

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A feral reading of the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 1

Let me introduce to you, Jesus: spring dew upon his head, God’s son, presented to you by John, the baptizer, who Isaiah, another prophet, long anticipated: John lived out there in the wilderness, with the hope that his rewilding experience would straighten out a crooked, “civilized” world. John taught a message of turning away from […]

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