The Temple Blog.

Ancient Temples were structures attempting to connect the realm of God with the realm of humans. An intersection of sorts. At this intersection the image of God is revealed. It ultimately is the place where we become better humans as we encounter our true image. This temple is a meeting place where we experience acceptance and have the freedom to ask hard questions without judgment, and recognize that answers to those questions aren’t the end of the matter. 

MLK Day 2020

I wrote this article for our church blog to encourage participation at our MLK 2020 event. This is an expanded version. Martin Luther King Jr.

Avoiding Hypocritical Prayer

Getting ready for church this morning and contemplating what I will be praying for and I am reminded of this quote: “There is something deeply

Happiness

Read the two articles linked below. One is a summary,the other is an in depth discussion of the following eight categories that the author (Roger

Veteran’s Day Requiem

I am a late-blooming pacifist. 100 years ago the “war to end war” came to an end in the eleventh month, on the eleventh day,

God is not a King

A longstanding conversation in theology has to do with how we know things about God and how we describe what we “know” about God. One

Faith, Doubt, Fear

“For now we see through a glass, darkly…” I have spent many hours in all three categories.  Faith The first category is faith.  We all

The God Who Sees

I got new glasses today. I started wearing glasses in the fourth grade. Mrs. Takahashi, my fourth grade teacher recommended I get glasses because I

Untimely Death

My Dad will likely die tonight. (update: Pop died June 24 at around 7pm) Born on the heels of the Russian Revolution in May of