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A fresh look at scripture. The Native American perspective.

Currently I am reading a book by Randy Woodley, titled “Indigenous Theology and the Western Worldview.” The author is a native American theologian who unlocks a fascinating way looking at scripture through the lens of native American culture.He finds, that “The Bible was not written from a Western worldview, it was written as story. In…More

The “World”

Today I would like to invite you to reflect on “the world” around you. The Christian tradition often ascribes negative connotations to the terms “the world” or “worldly.” Many Christians, but also other spiritual Traditions tend to establish a “us vs. them” mentality when thinking about the inside group –such as the church- and the…More

Experiencing God in the Digital Space

Lately, I have been exploring new ways in which we can use digital spaces to experience God. More detailed thoughts will be forthcoming, but for the time being this site is simply a collection of interesting material, such as podcasts, articles, videos which pose interesting ideas to approach the matter. Welcome to the journey.More

Pastoring in the Digital Parish – Podcasts -Faith formation in digital contexts

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar was a master of the sitar, a traditional Indian instrument. I recently “discovered” his music, or better said the Amazon Music algorithm discovered Shankar for me. Ever since I have been listening to his music which is what I can describe as a type of Indian classical jazz. He generally performs in a…More

Spirituality and Depression

I wonder sometimes if melancholic/depressed people simply have a enhanced spiritual sense of being separated from God? Let me be clear depression is a serious and real mental illness based on chemical imbalances in the brain. What I am trying to say is that I have observed people during my lifetime who tend to be…More

My approach to pastoral care

I am appointed by The United Methodist Church in an extension ministry as chaplain to Methodist Charlton Medical Center (MCMC). I grew us as a Roman Catholic and converted in my teens to Pentecostalism. In my twenties I became aware of United Methodism through my marriage.  The emphasis on the various dimensions of grace which…More

Suffering and Grace?

I recently was pointed to the movie “Ram Dass – Going Home” by the Netflix algorithm.  The short 30 minute movie features Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert) sharing thoughts on his life after suffering from a stroke.  Ram Dass died in 2019 and was a widely recognized spiritual teacher in the US popularizing eastern spirituality…More

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