Was Wayne Dyer really a spiritual success?

This past week, self-help guru and author Wayne Dyer died at age 75. He was beloved by celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres, even officiating Degeneres’ wedding to actress Portia de Rossi. In addition, he appeared many times on PBS. As a champion of


Homeschooling Material for 6th Grade

This is our first year doing homeschooling – we are starting our 6th grader, while our two younger children are still in the excellent Walnut Grove public school. We are totally nervous (n00bs), and since we are homeschooling under Connecting Waters charter home school, we


Less Dangerous: The Love Fundamentalists

The other day, a friend mined the following quote from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’  To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility: The only force equal to a fundamentalism of hate is a counter-fundamentalism of love. (p. 8) Jonathan Sacks is an important thought leader in


PODCAST: Taking Refuge In God – Psalm 31

Have you ever been so stressed or sad that you felt like you were losing years off of your life? That real life was so hard you wanted to just let all of your responsibilities slide so you could hide until the storm passed? You


What I learned at the 2015 Rethinking Hell Conference

The second Rethinking Hell conference just finished, and this year was more fun than last year because I got to present a breakout lecture entitled A Philosophical Case for Conditional Immortality (I’ll post the audio and slides in a future post). Being embedded in the


2015 Rethinking Hell Conference – Discount!

DISCOUNT ON CONFERENCE Friends and fellow theologians – this conference has some really great plenary speakers, and I will be speaking at one of the breakout sessions. They’ve just discounted the price to $50 per person. If you are near Pasadena or can get there