TIME CAPSULE: “Divinity Evolving”

(Note: This new category tag “Time Capsule” will be used to archive some old blogs, emails, and miscellanea from my years on the ‘net, going back to 1989 on the old Bitnet. Today’s offering is one of the first attempts I made at describing my post-Christian theology circa 1999. It was originally published via WebTV, if […]

Sufism, Mysticism, & Anthropology

(Note: I’ve written this essay for a class, hence its more academic tone. However, it covers some of my personal and scientific interests in religion.) To approach Islam – let alone Sufism – anthropologically assumes that a religion which predates social science can be investigated using tools and categories that were developed centuries after the […]

The Future of Quakerism

Tonight I came across this video blog by Callid Keefe-Perry, a Quaker theologian responding to survey results published by Friends General Conference. FGC is the largest association of unprogrammed Quakers in North America, possibly the world. My yearly meeting in Illinois is a member and I serve as one of ILYM’s representatives to FGC’s Central […]