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Trump And The Debilitating Shame of Evangelicalism

As I continue to be confounded by the irrational and heretical support of Trump by Christians I have come to understand a few things: The average white evangelical male is filled with shame. They’ve been clobbered by hellfire and brimstone preachers, beaten by their Christian parents, lied to by charlatans such as Dobson, Robertson, and […]

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The Mantras of My Life

A mantra is not a slogan, a marketing ploy, or cliché. A mantra is a mystical formula of invocation. It is a guiding principle. Over the years, I have had many. It is a psychological study to observe how they change as your life unfolds. Some are original to me, some are not. Some were […]

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I Have A Mental Illness (Well, sort of)

I read books every day. It’s a sickness. I’ve tried therapy but I’m afraid it’s untreatable. It may be hard to believe, but for fifty-six of my sixty-one years, I have rarely if ever missed a day. Over these past five decades, a reading cycle has emerged. I read for sheer pleasure in bed at […]

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Quest: Exploring Your Creative, Emotional, and Spiritual Potential

A four-part guided experience spanning four months offered by Creative Community, Inc and made possible in part by a gift from the Rod and Eileen Rachinski Trust. Three monthly online 60-90 minute sessions culminating with a gathering at Kalien Retreat near Nashville. Limited to three people per experience and only four experiences will be offered […]