Christianity and Zen: On Being at Home in Paradox

Zen

Can one be a Christian and also be a Zen Buddhist? One might think insofar as “Buddhism” and “Christianity” share a different set of doctrines and traditions that Christianity and Zen are mutually exclusive conceptual systems. However, Christianity and Zen actually have a lot in common which you strip Christianity of its doctrinal and liturgical … Read more

Can You be a Christian and Believe in Astrology?

Astrology

Many Christians are wondering: can you be a Christian and believe in astrology? In short, yes. You can be a Christian and believe in quite a number of things like astrology, Tarot, crystals, etc. But isn’t that pagan and against God? Doesn’t the Bible say things like divination and “sorcery” are forbidden? There are definitely … Read more

Why I Read The Bible After Deconstruction

The Bible

“The Bible.” Just that phrase is enough to invoke an involuntary gag on my part, slightly disgusted at all the baggage it inherits from the particularly noxious American (and Southern) brand of toxic, evangelical Christianity I grew up with. There are two basic approaches to “The Bible”: one is faith-based, the other is…more critical, for … Read more

What Is Daimonic Psychology? A Guide to Guardian Angels

Guardian Angel

What is Daimonic psychology? It is the study of the phenomenon of people reporting the presence of “personal guardian spirits,” a phenomenon that has been attested cross-culturally for thousands of years. In the Christian tradition, we call them “Guardian Angels.” “God Himself begins to live in me not only as my Creator but as my … Read more

Why I am Still Searching for the Truth (and glad for it)

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“Most everyone is searching for their field of truth, where they can replant withering roots, so they wither no more.” ~Garry Fitchett This quote is typical in the realm of philosophy, theology, and metaphysics. The assumption is that so long as you are still searching, your roots are withering. In this essay, I will attempt … Read more

In Defense of Radical Agnosticism

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Agnosticism is usually defined along a spectrum in contrast to gnosticism. If you are a gnostic, you believe it is possible to have knowledge as to whether God exists or not. The gnostic theist says: not only do I happen to believe in God, I know that God exists. The gnostic theist is usually a … Read more