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What is the Difference Between Belief and Faith?

This week I’m going to post my Wild Goose talk (with a few added bonuses) in written form, in 3 parts—today, Thursday, and Saturday.  Title: The Role of Doubt in Faith. If you’d rather listen to the same talk, then I’ll include those links at the end of this post.  The first of 3 podcasts […]

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When Belief Becomes Unbelief

From John Updike’s In the Beauty of the Lilies, in which Reverend Clarence Wilmont confesses his loss of faith to his wife Stella. Although Clarence is a fictional character, he has many real-life counterparts.  Read the illuminating “Preachers Who Are Not Believers” in the March 2010 issue of Evolutionary Psychology. [Post image: Up on the pulpit by madmaven […]

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Wild Goose Festival 2011

Where do I begin?  What a wonderful event!  [Thanks to all the creators, organizers, speakers, and volunteers—it’s a job well done!] The Goose, modeled after the long-running Greenbelt Festival in the UK, was an attempt to gather people of all walks of life together, in one place, knowing not everyone would agree, but encouraging amicable […]

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Shoveling Snow with Buddha

I’m away for the weekend, attending (and speaking at) the Wild Goose Festival in NC. I laugh every time I read this poem.  It’s so delightfully simple in its storytelling, yet so profound.  May we all live life so well! Here’s “Shoveling Snow with Buddha” by Billy Collins: Isn’t that great?  I love what Collins […]

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Starting today, I’m at the Wild Goose Festival at Shakori Hills in NC.  I hope to see some of you there.  For the rest of you, I’ll have a full report in next Tuesday’s post. In the meantime, I think this song (“Someday” by the Plain White T’s) represents the mission of the Goose…and mirrors […]

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