Monthly Archives: November 2017

Interfaithfulness Exists “Because Intimate Friends Should Not Be Strangers”

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Interfaithfulness exists “Because intimate friends should not be strangers.” What intimate friends are we talking about? Who cares? How can we help you? (1) WHAT INTIMATE FRIENDS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? Your intimate friends who should not be strangers are your Jewish or Christian “others.”  These “others” are Christians if you are a Jew and…

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Shopping for a Jesus

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The stores will be all Christmasy after Thanksgiving, and of course, the day after, Black Friday, is THE big shopping day of the year. So this is a good time to shop for a Jesus. Lots of people do this, you know. Let me describe for you six Jesus’s you may want to buy, and…

Charles Manson and the Rest of Us

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Charles Manson in dead.  Manson the murderous mesmerizing monster. He was the perfect apocalyptic Boogie Man for the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. A guitar playing, sexed up, magnetic guru with scary eyes who ordered the members of his ragtag commune to kill seven people in two locations on as many nights, including actress…

The Bible and the Current “Me Too” Feeding Frenzy

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All of us are troubled by the daily reports of men being outed for having been inappropriate with women. And we should be disturbed. Whenever women are demeaned, mistreated, or abused, we should all be disturbed and supportive of those who have been victimized. Currently, the term “victimization” covers a wide range of behaviors. Some…

Being a Spiritual Entrepreneur: Holy Risk-Taking

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Ruach Risk-Taking is a term developed by Rabbi Rich Nichol. His congregation is called Ruach Israel (Spirit of Israel), so I guess that’s where the term comes from. But today I will use the term “Ruach” and apply this to our relationship with the Divine Presence. I thought we might explore together  how to exercise…