Why, when I was a boy … you better watch out!

I think it was sometime in October ... we'uns were still in the autumn mood, Halloween planning, plotting what trash cans we'd be knocking over in the alleys, wondering what crazy things the high school boys would be coming up with - such as moving the slickery slide into the middle of main street. Course …

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On chapels cathedrals and temples – I agree with Charles Eastman , a Santee Dakota physician:

    "There were no temples or shrines among us save those of nature. Being a natural man, the Indian was intensely poetical. He would deem it sacrilege to build a house for Him who may be met face to face in the mysterious, shadowy aisles of the primeval forest, or on the sunlit bosom …

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How a new spiritual culture developed in America.

Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation We finished this audio book today. Well worth the time and a survey that covers many fascinating aspects of what spirituality has come to mean in the United States over more than just the 240+ years since the founding. …

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21st-Century Parenting, church, goodness and personal virtue

What is it that draws people to religion? We hear contemporary couples with young children expressing the idea that if church is to be part of family life, they want to find one that teaches lots of goodness morality and a lot less about a judgmental and punitive god that expects the same from believers. …

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I have a Plan Fer God’s Plan Fer Me

Ask a score-keeping Christian to define his belief system. More'n likely you'll get some sort  of recipe or formula about some kind of plan that was figured out from readin scripture. You might also hear that God has revealed such a plan to man for his eternal salvation. And that means that you better listen, …

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