O We of Little Faith.

by Roger Wolsey

Christians in America are no longer people of faith, we’re people of fear. Instead of truly putting our trust, faith, and reliance upon the Way, teachings, and example of Jesus, we put our actual faith in guns, our obscenely over-funded military, and in strong-man  & authoritarian leaders. …You’re saying, that doesn’t apply to me! Okay, […]

Not Nero, not Caligula – Commodus.

by Roger Wolsey

Over the past few weeks several people have posited notions that the individual currently serving as President of the United States is similar to one of two ancient Roman emperors – Nero or Caligula. While there is some merit to these notions, I think there is a closer match who is far more compelling as […]

Making Friends with Silence

by Roger Wolsey

Most of my attempts to connect and relate to God – involve silence. And most frequently, not much more than that. I sometimes wonder if there’s really much difference between seeking to connect to God – and not seeking to. Similar experience and results. That said, while similar, they’re not exactly the same. They’re very […]

Grounded in Earth-Breath

by Roger Wolsey

While things political are currently out of whack and in a state of alarm and distressing tantrum, we live in a beautiful, beautiful world. I’m on a 4 1/2 hour drive and the rugged autumnal scenery is reminding me that the personal and social storms of our lives are transitory and so very fleeting.   […]

Got Hope?

by Roger Wolsey

Hope Givers by Daisy Rain Martin is not a book you should read – unless you’re a human being seeking to find meaning in life – unless you’re seeking to scrap together some sense of a healthy perspective on the many travails and ups and downs of life – unless you follow Jesus in some […]

The Golden Rule is Bad for Business?

by Roger Wolsey

Most all of the world religions share a common teaching to not harm others – “the Silver Rule.”  “What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow: this is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn.” – Rabbi Hillel  That’s one of the many teachings among the world religions […]

Eutychus – the first young victim of organized religion.

by Roger Wolsey

When asked “who is your favorite person in the Bible?” I don’t say Moses – even though at times I’ve felt adrift in life and like I’m floating down a river into the unknown I don’t say Peter – even though I relate to his epic adventures in missing the point I don’t say Paul […]

We’re not “Just Passing Through.”

by Roger Wolsey

I recently overheard the following observation about various students at a certain liberal arts college: “What white feminists say: “I am a spiritual entity first and a human body second.” (privilege) What women of color experience: “I cannot identify as a spiritual being first, no matter how badly I want to, because society puts limits […]

We are being PUNKED by Trump.

by Roger Wolsey

Having a hard time sleeping at night lately? Has all of the hatred, bigotry, Islamophobia, misogyny, homophobia, anti-immigrant rhetoric that Donald Trump has been spewing and evoking in others been getting you down? Baffled that Trump has now been having his followers raise their right hands in a neo-nazi “Heil Hitler!” fashion? Insomnia can take […]

The I Love Donald Trump Spirituality Test

by Roger Wolsey

Another election year political season is upon us and it’s unlike any other I’ve seen. It’s over the top. It’s reptilian. Actually, that’s not very fair to lizards. The heated rhetoric spewing forth from many of the candidates is vitriolic, bass, crass, and ugly. Those debates have been slug fests of rivaling Lords of the […]

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