• How to create a life beyond religion

    16 instructive questions for creating a life beyond religion What makes you come alive? What satisfies you most deeply? What fills you up? What brings you joy? What centers you? What is a source of delight and pleasure for you? What areas, fields, or subjects are you interested in exploring? What makes you feel connected… Continue Reading

  • The Shedding Religion Quandary: How to Move Forward

    I’ve noticed a pattern. I connect with a lot of people who have shed religion and left it behind. It seems what happens is that a person discontinues their outward religious expressions – going to church, religious duties, activities and disciplines, etc, and they divest themselves of many of their former beliefs about God and… Continue Reading

  • Would Jesus have committed electronic civil disobedience?

    Would Jesus have committed electronic civil disobedience? That’s the question that came to my mind today as I was digging around in information activism. An information activist or info-activist is someone who believes information should be accessible to the public. Institutions, governments and private companies use the lack of transparency as a defense to conceal… Continue Reading

  • This is a time for inner anarchy

    I use the phrase “inner anarchy” to identify the core message of Jesus, which involves a transformational shift in source. Most people operate out of the source of false beliefs, mindsets, narratives and ideologies that have been programmed in our heads through religion and society. The shift involves turning away from that source, and instead… Continue Reading

  • June 1 Showdown: Repealing the Patriot Act

    The Patriot Act has been a top news item lately, especially since the most controversial section of it is set to expire June 1st, but not without a fight. If you haven’t been following recent developments, here are a few important details. Six weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a rattled Congress drafted and swiftly passed the… Continue Reading

  • Being “spiritual” is not a navel-gazing, class-privilege, anti-intellectual, passive… thing

    Jesus demonstrated a significant balance between maintaining an inner or spiritual equanimity and centeredness, and vigorous engagement in human affairs. Unfortunately what I too often find are people who are so heavenly/religiously/spiritually minded that they are no earthly good. Jesus was not a passive-ist; his spirituality compelled him to direct action in the world. Contrast… Continue Reading