Monthly Archives: April 2017

Live as if Your Eulogy is True

In sixteen years of ministry, I’ve presided over about seventy funerals. Often, waiting backstage before the service, I feel surprising joy.  “Calm yourself down,” I say.  “Stop putting the fun in funeral.” But it’s hard to suppress.  I suspect I’m … Continue reading

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God, Rid Me Of God

I once spoke with a congregant about tithing – the practice of giving 10% of your income to whatever feeds you spiritually.  I asked this young man what he learned about tithing as a child. He said, in mournful voice, … Continue reading

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Krishnamurti’s Secret Formula

This is a paraphrase of something I read in Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth: Krishnamurti gathers his followers. They sit together in silence.  Soon, a follower asks him, “Beloved Teacher, what is the secret of your happiness?” Krishnamurti replies, “Do … Continue reading

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