Wisdom, Evangelical Politics, and the Age of Trump

I remember when evangelical Christians used to vote for people they thought were also Christians.  I imagine many still do.  But then often there is not a clear choice between a Christian and a non-Christian; so, then you have to just vote for the person you think...

Contact With God Versus Formula Christianity

I am in the process of writing a new book: Christianity and Gestalt Therapy: The Presence of God in Human Relationships (Routledge, forthcoming). Here is a piece from the current draft: Even though God cannot be met physically through the typical processes, God can be...

Devilish Self-Conscious Emotions

Self-conscious emotions are a special category of emotions in which a person has internalized a social audience and is then affected, influenced by them. What “they” might think or what one imagines “they” do think, interrupts living, steals...

Is it a Calling To Something Or A Retrospective Event?

When theologians consider the way God gets hold of one’s attention, woos them, and brings them into the Kingdom of God by giving them to Jesus, they use the term “call.”  It is an effective call, because it brings about the result for which a call is...