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Letters to the Editor

Editor: In reading this wonderful article (Becoming a Transcended Christian: An Interview with Author Daniel Helminiak) I found myself smiling because I have been in agreement with what Daniel Helminiak is saying for quite some time now. Within the Catholic Church there is the beginnings

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Letter to a Seeker

I wrote this letter to a gay man who e-mailed me and asked me to recommend books that would help him in his struggle to reconcile a personal relationship with God after growing up in a church that vigorously condemned homosexuality. Dear friend, I do

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Reclaiming Our Spiritual Center

Revive us again; Fill each heart with thy love; May each soul be rekindled with fire from above. — Revive Us Again (William P. MacKay and John J. Husband) Any attempt to transform a social system without addressing both its spirituality and its outer forms

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On Target

There was a saying that my father had when I was younger, which I recall clearly, as he often used it to try and push ultra conservative fundamentalist theology on me. Most often his insistence that anything we wanted to accomplish or have for ourselves

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The Slow Miracle of Transformation

It was a Friday night, February 28, 1997. The phone range late in the evening. My husband, Bob, answered. I heard him say, “Hi, George,” in a friendly voice. George is my ex-husband, the father of my two daughters. Suddenly Bob sat down and made