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A Congregation of One: Reflections of a Jewish Convert to Christianity   SETTING THE STAGE: AN IMPERFECT LIFE   By the time I reached junior high, I’d had my fill of Christians and Christianity. Growing up in Columbia, South Carolina, smack in the center of Bible Belt country, many...

                                                           Jerusalem   As the noonday brightness fades, a soft glow follows evening shade. City of light on a distant hill, your transparent gold flickering still-- Jerusalem, when shall I return? A nation’s love born in eternity, of ancient memory and soulful quest—only now being shamed by a...

I trust that God understands agnostics like Steve--angry at life’s injustice or simply angry at those who speak from the pulpit. God may discern in them greater intellectual and emotional sensitivity than in certain Christians. Steve cries to distraction every time he watches the musical Les...

 I identify with the study participants in Marsha Sinetar's book, Everyday People as Monks and Mystics. They model insights, techniques and lifestyle changes that resemble my own. Sinitar uses the terms "monk" and "mystic" loosely, referring to to all who hunger and thirst for God. Not malcontents...