Puzzled about God and religion? Losing your faith? Want to grow spiritually? Transitioning in your life or religious organization? Lost your way? All religions respected and welcome. Sound scholarship - no hype - no doctrines.
Articles and teaching/sermon focus on the future:
Transitioning 5: Re-architecting our lives.
Transitioning 4: Discovering Ourselves in Transition.
Transitioning 3: Staying Oriented.
Transitioning 2: The Courage to Change.
Transitioning 1: Coping with and embracing spiritual change.
Spiritual Growth series: This series is well researched and looks at many aspects of spiritual growth from the point of view of faith. Topics include: Are spiritual and religious different? What is a spiritual journey? Are there signs of maturity and stages of growth? Spiritual development in Ancient Judaism. Spiritual development among the disciples. Discerning the path. My personal spiritual journey. Moral, Ethical, Legal - If it's legal, is it right?
Prophecy series: Seven secrets others don't tell you. This series is well researched and looks at many aspects of prophecy from the point of view of faith. Prophecy is explored in its cultural, historical, and eschatological context. Topics include: What does prophecy mean? What is the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord about? What does apocalyptic "trembling in our boots" prophecy mean? What does modern prophecy mean? What are our defining issues today, and can our values save us?
Religious institutions are creative places. The creative process and STL Comedy.
This Web site makes creative resources available. The author of this Web site, is also the producer of STL Comedy. Instead of using just one writer, STL Comedy uses Development Workshops to refine scripts through improvisation with writers and actors. The same process can be used by religious institutions.
STL Comedy tries hard not to be offensive, and not to demean people - we laugh at ourselves, the human condition, our foibles.... If you see a sketch you can adapt, religious institutions (only) are welcome to use it at no charge, but please make an "adapted" credit. Sampler 1, and Sampler 2. You can see the final product, STL Comedy, at our international VZX.tv Network site (Rated PG-13 for mature themes):
Religion 102 What is the Church? What is its future?
Don't let yourself be the victim of propaganda Full Ten part series on how to recognize propaganda. Articles 4 - 7, Articles 8 - 10
Thankfulness is overrated, goodwill isn't. In this season of thankfulness and goodwill, do we really have to say thanks?
To Wash Hands, or Not to Wash: Puzzled by the debate over anti-biotic hand washes and preventing diseases? Relevant information here.
Is one party better than another for the economy and jobs?Challenges for Capitalism - The Impact of Political Party on the Economy, an unbiased survey on sister site Visual Writer.com
Bullying and Conflict Resolution: The numerous influences on young people's behavior.
Are We Creating the World We Want? Where will special interests and polarized voices lead - self-destruction? Writers and leaders raise the consciousness of our world. On the sibling site, Visual Writer.com, by the author of One Spirit Resources.
Running for the Presidency: A break from reality
When doubt overcomes faith Help My Unbelief
Elder Needs What do the elderly need from us?
Demons Are there really demons? Can you keep them as pets?
Religion 101 What is religion actually about?
Successful Thinking in College Dealing successfully with philosophy and the unknown
To Know or Not to Know - is that even a question? How important is knowledge?
Recent past additions
The Reckoning Religions implore us over and over to work for justice for our fellow people in this world. This documentary about The Promise of Justice, is about the worldwide battle for justice. - Watch the movie online on the Skylight Pictures Web site.
There Can Only Be One? Really? Note to Pastor Terry Jones on true religion.
Is the Vampire Craze Dying? What do we see in vampires - they don't brush their teeth.
Mosque near Ground Zero Is it right?
Understanding Depression To treat or not to treat?
Spiritual or Religious? Are they exclusive choices?
Birth pains of a new century: What are our defining issues, and can our values save us?
Intercession - speaking directly to God, or not? Do we dare speak directly to God?
Christmas Giving - Will It Be Enough The Gift of Each Other
The Tradition of the Christmas Monkey. On sister site VisualWriter.com.
Lectionary: February 15, 2010 - Isaiah 58:1-12 Sacrifice, Improve, or Help Others: New Years through Lent (Lent begins Feb. 17)
John 18:33-38: What is truth? Is it simply a list of stale facts?
Teaching/Sermon article (Lectionary Mark 11 and 12): Moral, Ethical, Legal - If it's legal, is it right?
Teaching/Sermon article (Lectionary Mark 10: 35-45): What does it mean to be great?
Teaching/Sermon article (Lectionary Mark 9:38-50): Worth Your Salt? As a leader or follower, are you worth your salt?
Article:Transformation - The individual and the community.
Article:Transformation: Community - the history and today.
Article: Transformation: The birth and death of communities.
Teaching/Sermon article: Forgiveness: Relationships God's way
Teaching/Sermon article: What Is the Image of God?
Beyond Postmodernism.Postmodernism is fading rapidly, but what new philosophy will emerge, and how will it affect the Church?
What does a
church have to offer? Can we stop the decline in
mainstream churches by focusing on relevance?
What Is a Church?
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One new lectionary series play free
for July: Sunday Morning Quarterback.
Message Effectively. I have been studying
communications and communicating
professionally since the 1960s. In this short article, learn a little
from my experience.
Two new lectionary series plays free
for June: The True Followers,
and What a Sacrifice.
Where is our focus?
The Church to Others. (PDF)
Prejudice in the US: What
is the message of Jeremiah Wright?
Can I Be Forgiven? Part 1
Can I Be Forgiven?
Wild Kids: Increasing violence
Three royalty free
plays as an introduction to the works of Dorian Scott Cole.
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