Puzzled about God and religion? Losing your faith? Want to grow spiritually? Transitioning in your life or religious organization? Lost your way? All religions respected and welcome. Sound scholarship - no hype - no doctrines.
Articles and teaching/sermon focus on the future:
Dorian (author of this Website) is writing two columns a week for age 18 to 30 on Patheos - New Generations Explore Faith. This Website is temporarily on pause. Please enjoy the 16 years of articles on this Website.
Part 5: Sin and the Church of the Future Is it the same today as in 1200 BCE?
Part 4: Sexual Morality? Is it the same today as in 1200 BCE?
Part 3: Are All Sins Equal? Is it the same today as in 1200 BCE?
Part 2: What Is a sin? Is it the same today as in 1200 BCE?
Part 1: What Is This Thing Called Sin Is it the same as in 1200 BCE?
What Is The Bible About? A quick study of Matthew that asks, "Is the Bible about politics and economics?"
Freedom in Christ Trapped by apocalypse and Rapture? Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 of 5
Transitioning 5: Re-architecting our lives.
Transitioning 4: Discovering Ourselves in Transition.
Transitioning 3: Staying Oriented.
Transitioning 2: The Courage to Change.
Transitioning 1: Coping with and embracing spiritual change.
Spiritual Growth series: This series is well researched and looks at many aspects of spiritual growth from the point of view of faith. Topics include: Are spiritual and religious different? What is a spiritual journey? Are there signs of maturity and stages of growth? Spiritual development in Ancient Judaism. Spiritual development among the disciples. Discerning the path. My personal spiritual journey. Moral, Ethical, Legal - If it's legal, is it right?
Prophecy series: Seven secrets others don't tell you. This series is well researched and looks at many aspects of prophecy from the point of view of faith. Prophecy is explored in its cultural, historical, and eschatological context. Topics include: What does prophecy mean? What is the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord about? What does apocalyptic "trembling in our boots" prophecy mean? What does modern prophecy mean? What are our defining issues today, and can our values save us?
Don't let yourself be the victim of propaganda Full Ten part series on how to recognize propaganda. Articles 4 - 7, Articles 8 - 10
Can You Wrap Your Mind Around the Love of God?
Why won't people get vaccinated?
Can You Please God?
A tale of two ideologies - what actually happened in 400 BC.
Fifteen ways to stay happy during difficult times
Blessings Sermon - Becoming what we think
True Worship Sermon
False Religion Sermon
Fifteen ways to stay happy during difficult times
Accepting Forgiveness Forgiving ourselves is hard.
Preventing your children from becoming terrorists Are your children susceptible?
A Moment of Clarity The moments when our experience helps us see certain things clearly.
Justice, suppressing communications, voting, and Facebook The balance between justice and censorship is colliding in the US, with other interests interfering.
Questioning Is The Beginning Of Wisdom
Tempting God Feeling safe during crisis.
Opportunities in Covid-19 Opportunities in this crisis.
Politics and Religion Do we dare talk about it?
So many religions, so little time How do we know which one is true?
Are Christians followers of the Law? What the Apostles said
This Jesus Peace On Earth, Good Will To Men
Is There A Hell?If so, how do we find it?
Enter The Tiniest Of Things
Communicating Effectively. Can we do it?
Are You The One? How do we know?
Daddy, why is there law? Do we make laws that hurt people?
Mind, Soul, Spirit - What Are They? Do these even exist?
Zombies Among Us
Who, Then, Can Be Saved? For God, All Things Are Possible
Author's latest novel. Genre: Romantic Comedy, legal dramedy, suspense. Length: Novella - PG, 14 and over.
Unauthorized Access Dion demands justice and a rewarding career making a difference in people's lives, but... be careful what you demand. Nothing is ever as it seems with his clients and they drive him crazy. His "come here, get away" girlfriend and clients try to be good, but it's hard work keeping them all out of jail. Justice narrowly prevails at this nexus of the individual and larger questions about justice.
What Does Science Know? A lot, but not much.
Satan's Grand Plan What if Satan had a plan? - A historically accurate little tale
The Signs of the Times Is the world worse? How would we know?
The Woman at the Well: Important lessons for those who want to help others find their way
When doubt overcomes faith Help My Unbelief
Demons Are there really demons? Can you keep them as pets?
Religion 101 What is religion actually about?
Successful Thinking in College Dealing successfully with philosophy and the unknown
To Know or Not to Know - is that even a question? How important is knowledge?
How to Handle Saying What People Don't Want to Hear
Religion 102 What is the Church? What is its future?
Bullying and Conflict Resolution: The numerous influences on young people's behavior.
Recent past additions
Soul Searching - 2014. The soul of a nation
The Reckoning Religions implore us over and over to work for justice for our fellow people in this world. This documentary about The Promise of Justice, is about the worldwide battle for justice. - Watch the movie online on the Skylight Pictures Web site.
There Can Only Be One? Really? Note to Pastor Terry Jones on true religion.
Is the Vampire Craze Dying? What do we see in vampires - they don't brush their teeth.
Mosque near Ground Zero Is it right?
Understanding Depression To treat or not to treat?
Spiritual or Religious? Are they exclusive choices?
Birth pains of a new century: What are our defining issues, and can our values save us?
Intercession - speaking directly to God, or not? Do we dare speak directly to God?
Christmas Giving - Will It Be Enough The Gift of Each Other
The Tradition of the Christmas Monkey. On sister site VisualWriter.com.
Lectionary: February 15, 2010 - Isaiah 58:1-12 Sacrifice, Improve, or Help Others: New Years through Lent (Lent begins Feb. 17)
John 18:33-38: What is truth? Is it simply a list of stale facts?
Teaching/Sermon article (Lectionary Mark 11 and 12): Moral, Ethical, Legal - If it's legal, is it right?
Teaching/Sermon article (Lectionary Mark 10: 35-45): What does it mean to be great?
Teaching/Sermon article (Lectionary Mark 9:38-50): Worth Your Salt? As a leader or follower, are you worth your salt?
Article:Transformation - The individual and the community.
Article:Transformation: Community - the history and today.
Article: Transformation: The birth and death of communities.
Teaching/Sermon article: Forgiveness: Relationships God's way
Teaching/Sermon article: What Is the Image of God?
Beyond Postmodernism.Postmodernism is fading rapidly, but what new philosophy will emerge, and how will it affect the Church?
What does a
church have to offer? Can we stop the decline in
mainstream churches by focusing on relevance?
What Is a Church?
(PDF) Difficult to explain? Print this, or order
customizations and reprints. Get
One new lectionary series play free
for July: Sunday Morning Quarterback.
Message Effectively. I have been studying
communications and communicating
professionally since the 1960s. In this short article, learn a little
from my experience.
Two new lectionary series plays free
for June: The True Followers,
and What a Sacrifice.
Where is our focus?
The Church to Others. (PDF)
Prejudice in the US: What
is the message of Jeremiah Wright?
Can I Be Forgiven? Part 1
Can I Be Forgiven?
Wild Kids: Increasing violence
Three royalty free
plays as an introduction to the works of Dorian Scott Cole.
Click the Plays menu item on the left.