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Conversations with God

Conversations with God

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To my readers on this blogsite…

To my readers on this blogsite… I have made a serious error and this note is to apologize for it. On Dec, 28 on this blog I published an anecdote about my son’s class of young school children giving a […]

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You are who you say you are

I hope and trust that you had a wonderful New Year’s Day! And today we move into the third part of the Triad Formula, which is the First Step in a Three-Step approach to dealing with change in one’s life. […]

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The decision is all yours

On the final day of this year, as the calendar page changes, let us talk more about how we can use spiritual principles to deal with changes in our life. Yesterday we explored part one of a three-part Change Process […]

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Nothing you see is real

There are many ways to deal with the extraordinary changes that are occurring in people’s lives these days. Here is one of them… It is called The Change Process, and I began to talk about this in this space yesterday. […]

A valuable new tool

During these days between Christmas and New Year’s I would like to share with you an approach to dealing with the many changes that are occurring in our lives during these tumultuous times. I have developed a way of using […]

Upside down, or right side up?

In a December 28, 2008 post to his blog, author Neale Donald Walsch posted an essay under his byline that had actually been written by another writer, Candy Chand. As a result, Mr. Walsch has decided to remove himself from […]

The holiday is over

And so the holiday is over…and so is Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men, such as it was. Two days after Christmas comes news that Israel today struck the Gaza Strip with an attack that has killed at least 170 […]

Christmas at the gas station

It’s a story, yes. But I love it. And it’s perfect for today. So enjoy it. And have a very Merry Christmas… My friend Will Richardson sent this to me. He never tells me where he gets them. I mean, […]

Heaven and nature sing!

There is a ‘right’ time and a ‘wrong’ time for everything, i think. Not in the sense of being morally Right or Wrong, but simply in the sense of being in harmony with the vibrations of the moment. In that […]

God and Misery

How can God stand by and let terrible things happen to wonderful people—to say nothing of little children? Where is God when misery visits the earth? This is a question that I hear many, many times in my travels. It […]

The Shoelace Conundrum

The path of transformation is not as easy path to walk. I know, because I have tried. Over and over again, in fact, I have tried. For me the issue is not that I have failed to try. Quite the […]

Happy Whatever

Remember The Great Christmas Tree Drama at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport two years ago? You may recall all the hullabaloo about the airport’s decision to remove the lighted trees from the airport in the middle of the night after a local […]

The Path to Transformation

How hard is transformation? How elusive is “enlightenment”? Are these things even possible? What is this process, by which the soul evolves? Or do we even have a soul… …and if we do, do we. as human beings in the […]

Does the Bible condemn suicide?

The vast majority of people visiting this blog feel that God has no need or desire to punish anyone who takes his or her own life; that God is neutral in the matter, and empowers all living beings to make […]

Suicide shown on TV

It is okay to take one’s own life when life itself is nothing but abject suffering? What does God say about suicide that is justified by an untenable medical condition? I’m sorry. I know I told you yesterday that we […]

Dealing with change

Is it possible to deal with all the changes we are facing in our lives in a way that makes sense to our soul? I am convinced that there is. But how, in this constantly shifting time, can we reconcile […]

The Spirit of Living Well

Are psychics an avenue to greater understanding, to answers for which we yearn, to insights about ourselves and our future? Let me say this about that. Every one of us in a “psychic.” That’s because every single one of us […]

Connecting to Spirit

Sexual abuse is one of the most challenging and damaging life experiences from which to recover. Yet recovery — and I mean full recovery, is possible. What is often needed and always beneficial is the heart and ear of someone […]

Is negativity unavoidable?

When people feel “made wrong,” or when they feel themselves to somehow be “not good enough” in any given moment, they often react with anger. This may simply be the nature of being human – until it is not. Consider […]

We must all play our part

Each of us, in the living of our lives, brings a message to each of the other of us. In this way, God is made manifest in Man, and Divinity is expressed through Humanity. Now the only way that anyone […]

Facing changes?

We are living in a time of near continual change. Everything around us is changing is some way, it seems. And change — so our psychologists tell us — is the single most stressful of all human experiences. How to […]

Just one way?

The Wal-Mart incident raises some very hard-to-look-at questions about all of us. Human beings like to think of themselves as an advanced species. Yet are we? At the Wal-Mart store in Valley Stream, New York yesterday a 34-year-old employee was […]

Is it okay to pray?

Is it okay to tell God what we most desire? Does God want us to simply sit back and accept whatever the Universe dishes out? Or do we have a pathway to God that may be used to bring about […]

Mumbai and Thankfulness

In the United States this is Thanksgiving Day. Yet while millions seek a place in their hearts from which to express gratitude, the world continues to be filled with terror and uncertainty. The horrific terrorist attack in Mumbai tells our […]

Commenting on the Comments

Is it loving to announce and reveal the unloving behaviors of others? Should we never offer an observation, much less a criticism, of those who do things with which we disagree? Yesterday I asked this question, and drew quite a […]

Blame Game?

Is it unloving to observe and comment upon the unloving behaviors of others? Does love for the despot allow the despot’s behavior to continue unnoticed? This is not a small question as the world slowly migrates to a new understanding […]

Bringing new ideas home

I said yesterday that I believe what the world needs is a new idea about God. Some of our present ideas are hurting us very badly. They can cause wars. They can produce violence. I will explore more of this […]

A new idea about God

I have been convinced by a Christian minister that what we need in this world is a new idea about God. I want to thank Rev. Mark Holick of Wichita for that. You may recall that yesterday in this space […]

Church sign declares Obama a Muslim

By now I suppose you have heard. A Christian minister in Wichita is insisting that President-Elect Barack Obama is a Muslim. He put a sign in front of his church saying so. Rev. Mark Holick, pastor of Spirit One Christian […]

What is “consciousness”?

What is “consciousness”? Is there such a thing as “higher” consciousness? Does it matter? There are a lot of questions that swirl around in the Consciousness Movement, and these are just a few. A couple of says ago a person […]

Are there ‘energy vampires’?

What is the nature of human energy…and can it affect us in a negative way? Do we have to protect ourselves from the incoming energy of others who can “drain” us? Got a note yesterday from “Sara E.” on this […]

Hear no evil, speak no evil-Part 2

Does simply observing that something is true mean that we are creating it as being more true? Can a thing be more true than “true”? Wow, what a lively discussion we’ve had here on the question of whether talking about […]

A billion zeros

The next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about whether you want the ‘politicians’ spending YOUR tax money. Have you seen this, now going around the Internet? A billion is a difficult […]

Hear no evil, see no evil

When you see a train coming, should you say anything about it? When the weather forecast calls for a blizzard to leave 3-feet of snow on the mountain pass, should you warn those in your family preparing to travel? Yesterday […]

Threats against Obama rise

What is it that lives in the heart of Man that produces anger, hatred, and the idea of using violence and killing for any purpose whatsoever? I wonder this today as we hear from the Secret Service that threats against […]

Can we talk?

As comedianne Joan Rivers says, “Can we talk?” We are facing an extraordinary and uncertain future, and now is the time for all of us to enter into new discussions about old things looked at in new ways. That is […]

Pikkuah Nefesh

I learned something new the other day. I learned about a spiritual principle called pikkuah nefesh. It is from the Jewish tradition, and the principles states, roughly: “To save a life, you can violate almost any commandment.” That interpretation comes […]

Suicide is not the answer

Yesterday a person who posted in the Comments Section here without a name indicated that he was close to suicide. I need to respond to that post, and I invite you to do the same. Here is the comment as […]

Can we agree on God?

Who and what is God? This question has occupied the mind of humans for thousands of years. And it is clear that, after all this time, we have still not come to any conclusions upon which all of us can […]

Back to CWG in a moment

Tomorrow, back to CwG. But for today, let me ask you an honest question — because it is important. What, exactly, is “wrong” with same sex marriage? And let me ask you another question. Is it humanity’s business to legislate […]

Alice Walker writes to Barack Obama

Alice Walker has written a marvelous letter to President-Elect Barack Obama. It is an “Openm Letter,” and so I am sure that Alice will not mind my sharing it here. It is both instructive and inspiring. Enjoy it. Dear Brother […]

A political leader says it!

Is it possible that we actually now have a political leader who understands that the highest truth of life is our Oneness? Yes, it is! The people of the United States chose that leader two days ago. It was a […]

A time to heal

And now it is time to heal, and time to end the division, and time to rally behind the two people who have been elected to lead the United States and, in many ways, the free world: Barack Obama and […]

Obama wins! Well…one place anyway

Barack Obama has won the first vote for President taken in the United States today, the Associated Press has reported. In a story datelined DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (Nov. 4), the AP said that Democrat Obama “came up a big winner […]

Watch this

Tomorrow is Election Day in the United States, and today’s blog is directed to an American audience only. It is my video message about one of the most important days in U.S. history. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah2xKMce-4M

If you live near Dallas

There are many ways that you can support the ideas of the new cosmology introduced into our world by today’s contemporary spiritual messengers. Today I would like to tell you about one way you can do this if you live […]

Way down in the gutter

Why can’t the Republicans just stop it? Can’t the GOP JUST STOP IT??? Must every candidate and every race run by the Republican Party just STOP BEING UGLY and STOP THE CHARACTER ATTACKS and just STOP TRYING TO WIN ON […]

Sex for pay in San Francisco?

There’s a ballot measure that people will vote on Tuesday in San Francisco that would decriminalize prostituion, did you know that? What do you think of that? Evelyn Nieves of the Associated Press wrote a story about this a week […]

Is Oneness ‘sameness’?

Is there any place for the idea of “Oneness” in our political system — or in any other human system, for that matter? On October 28 the reader posting here as “SheerLuckHolmes” added the entry below to the Comments Section […]

Is the rest of the world so much smarter?

All over Europe people are overwhelmingly in support of one of our presidential candidate’s. Can you guess which one it is? Why is this such a no-brainer? If it is obvious to you who everyone else in the world supports, […]

Why do you suppose this is?

It feels like it’s becoming the same tug-of-war in every election. Are you noticing this? Are you wondering, as I am, how it has come down to this these past 10 years or so? It’s the urban vote vs. the […]

Is being ‘one of us’ enough?

It’s pretty bad when the biggest newspaper in your own home state won’t endorse you. I mean, that’s pretty bad. The Anchorage Daily News (http://www.adn.com/opinion/story/567867.html) has endorsed Barack Obama for president — and said some pretty straightforward, tough things about […]

The world is ‘getting it’

The leaders of the world are getting it. All of the writing in Conversations with God said that they would, and they are. And so, the New Cosmology is about to be embraced, and the New Cosmology Movement is about […]

Evaluating Republican rule

Barack Obama was asked the other day about any direct criticisms he would make about the presidency of George W. Bush. Sen. Obama was, for the mild-mannered and studied man that he has portrayed himself as being, remarkably forceful in […]

Can a MUSLIM be PRESIDENT???

Is there something wrong with being Muslim? Somebody tell me, because I need to know. I mean, are Muslims nice? Or, can they be? Or are Muslims genetically incapable of goodness…? What is true here? I need to know. Because […]

Repealing tax cuts for wealthy is Socialism!

Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain says that repealing the tax cuts granted to the wealthiest Americans by the Bush Administration and passing the savings on to middle and lower income Americans, in the form of tax cuts for them, is […]

Liberals are anti-American!

I just wish the conservatives in this country, and so many of the “God fearing” folks, would stop calling liberals anti-American. Is it necessary–is it really necessary–to impugn the patriotism of people simply because their political views may be more […]

The definition of God

What if the words “God” and “life” are interchangeable? Wouldn’t that make for an extraordinary spiritual cosmology? The implications are–if it’s possible to imagine this–more than enormous. They’re staggering, earth shaking, paradigm-shattering. This is because everyone knows what is true […]

Borrowing God’s authority

What if God does not want something from humans, but only exists to give something to humans? On this Sunday I invite you to consider that somewhat radical thought. And what if what God wants to give to humans is […]

Killing to stop the killing

I just saw a poll at AOL.com that said that 85% of respondents supported the death penalty. Are you among them? Do you think we should kill people in order to stop people from killing people? The question on the […]

Hypocrisy about God’s Will

I hate hypocrisy. And I especially hate it in religion. So you will understand my revulsion around the loving embrace of evangelical Christians of Sarah Palin’s candidacy for vice president of the United States. Let me help you to understand […]

Does God give us directions?

Today I would like you to consider the possibility that most of the world’s people hold an inaccurate belief about God. Consider the possibility that the truth about God is something that most people can’t even imagine. For instance, wouldn’t […]

God’s requirements

What is God’s agenda? What is God’s requirement? Do you know? Are you sure? On this Sunday, let us think about that. We continue today our series called Sunday School All Week, by inviting you to consider the following… We […]

Are gays people, too?

Yesterday the high court in Connecticut overturned the ban on gay marriage there. It said that the State’s constitution did not permit the State Government to refuse to grant marriage licenses to gay couples. This is, the high court said, […]

Americans can tell…can’t they?

Garrison Keillor is a syndicated columnist whose writings and work I have admired for a very long time. He has hundreds of thousands of other admirers all around the world. He wrote a column recently that was passed on to […]

You gotta make sense, at least

If you serve your country in public office, as a mayor, say, or a governor, it is not “work” in the regular sense, right? I mean, politicians don’t actually “work,” right? This is what some people think, anyway. In response […]

I’m sorry? Come again?

Does it matter whether a person who could become President of the United States can put two sentences together in a way that makes sense? Apparently, it does not. At least not to 4 out of 10 people. A poll […]

Easier said than done

Embracing Godliness is not easy. It can be, but for most people it is not. That’s because most of us do not want to give up what we have to give up in order to “get Godly.” As I look […]

God’s Invitation

Is it okay to glorify the self? Or is that the sure road to perdition and pathway to hell? I know it must be very, very bad form to admire one’s own quotes…but… Somebody posted this last week in the […]

The basis of the New Spirituality

The word “theology” has been defined as “God Logic,” or, more loosely, the knowledge or knowing of the Divine. Today we embark on this more seriously in this space than ever before. Today we shall open a deep discussion of […]

What God Wants – Part 5

As you look at your life and as you look at the world around you, do you think you are seeing a reflection of What God Wants? If not, what do you think that God does want? I have an […]

Dealing with Evil

Evil exists everywhere, and every God-centered person I have ever met wrestles with the question of how to deal with it. Yesterday I received the following heart-rending message from a person posting as “Diana Ekman” in the Comments Section of […]

The soul’s desire is not a secret

Did you know that your body is something you have, it is not something you are? As I’ve said in this space before, it is a tool. A device. A mechanism. It is a physical machine, and a marvelous one, […]

Having stuff is for kindergarteners

Is suffering necessary in life on Earth? No, says Conversations with God. And all the spiritual masters of the world through all the ages have agreed. Yet how is this possible? Yesterday in the Comments Section of this blog the […]

All about The Singularity

Most of the people on earth agree that there is such a thing called God. But what is that–and how does it work? That’s the question that has captured the attention of philosophers and theologians for thousands of years. Today […]

Conservative calls for Palin to exit

One of America’s most conservative female columnists has just called for Sarah Palin to get out of the race for vice-president, saying, essentially, that she is an embarrassment. Tomorrow we return to the topics of the New Spirituality, as Sunday […]

Can love raise its voice?

Must a loving person never raise his voice, or say an angry thing, or use sharp words to make a point? My entry here yesterday brought some wonderful and interesting responses…among them, there was an entry from the person posting […]

Is “Oneness” Sameness?

Does “Oneness” mean “Sameness”? Does “Unity” mean “Uniformity”? Does “Singularity” mean “Similarity”? Today I would like to ask you all a question. I really want to know. What do you think? What do you really think about this? The other […]

The world’s problem

There is a problem in the world today, but it has nothing to do with politics, economics, or military excursions. Can you guess what it might be? A fascinating discussion took place at a three-day CwG event I recently facilitated […]

A look at white privilege

For one of the most striking and vivid insights into the politics of America today, I offer an extraordinary essay by Tim Wise now making the rounds on the Internet. Its author, Tim Wise, invites every one to share it […]

Do Mormons have the only Right Way?

Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the One True Church? Have we found a sure way to heaven at last? Or does it matter which way we take? Sunday School All Week continues today with a look […]

How God functions – Part II

God functions in a very particular way — and I do not believe this way has ever been accurately described for us by traditional religions. The New Spirituality, on the other hand, offers us deep insight into the mechanism of […]

Can religion guide us?

In your opinion, have our earthly theologies provided humanity with effective guidance on how to live together in peace and harmony? Here’s my opinion: No. In fact, far too often they have produced just the opposite result. Today 400 children […]

Health care and God

We received tremendous response yesterday to our blog on spirituality and health care. Over 50 comments, and counting. Today, a response to all that response. First, a beautiful piece written a person posting as “Diana Ekman”, portions of which I […]

Spirituality & Health Care

From the standpoint of spirituality – and specifically, the New Spirituality – which U.S. presidential candidate has the best health care plan? Well, to answer that we must first clarify what the New Spirituality says about this kind of thing. […]

God and economics

Is there a ‘spiritual’ way do approach economics? I believe the answer is yes. And I believe that the election in a few weeks in the United States will tell us where the spiritual values of America are. Last week […]

Who is ‘in charge’ here?

We in the U.S. are about to decide who is ‘in charge’ here, by electing our next president in just a few weeks. But who is ‘in charge’ here on the whole earth? Is it God? That is the question […]

Setting the record straight

We will continue our discussion of the function of God in our next blog, but for now, I believe it is important for me to respond to a posting in the Comments Section here from a person who apparently has […]

Economic crisis God’s Will?

There are those who say we are on the verge of a major, major economic collapse in this country and around the world. Today’s events with one-time financial giant Lehman Brothers declaring bankruptcy, together with last month’s government bailout of […]

Is God insulted?

Over 170 people posted comments on our blog here last Friday. Nearly 100 posted about our blog yesterday. People are hungry to talk about God, and God’s role in our lives, that’s clear. I am going to do my best […]

God’s function may not be what you think

In this, the sixth week of our Sunday School All Week program, we tackle the question, “What is God’s function?” Many people think that God’s function (in simplistic terms) is to, first, create the heavens and the earth, then to […]

Is ‘Ike’ God’s Will?

Is Hurricane Ike God’s will? Is the possible devastation of Galveston, Texas God’s will? Who creates our reality, God, or us — or no one in particular…just….Fate….? If you have come to this blog for the first time today, welcome […]

Who creates — God or us?

People love to talk about God. Some people even love to talk TO God. And a few people even love to talk WITH God. Our “classmate” Deb Reilly talks to God a lot. I know, because she told me so, […]

The God Phenomenon

Wow. Over 50 people posted entries in the Comments Section of yesterday’s blog here. There’s quite an interesting phenomenon developing on this site…many people are meeting up at this web location daily to see what’s being said…and to join in. […]

Are Catholics really members of Unity?

If “The Kingdom of God is within you” means that God is in you, does that mean that God and we are One? Or does that mean that God is STILL “over there” while we are “over here”…? This question […]

Where God is

“Did you notice that the theology represented by our traditional teachings is a theology of separation? In this theology, we are “over here” and God is “over there.” Where, exactly, is God? And, wherever God is, is God separate from […]

God has a purpose

In this, the fifth week of our Sunday School All Week program, we tackle the question, “What is God’s purpose?” We have now established in this class that God does exist. And we have discussed the exact nature of God; […]

Is this really what God wants?

Every religion on the face of the earth insists that it knows What God Wants. But do they? Are these religions accurate in their assessments of the needs and demands, requirements and expectations, rules and regulations of our Deity? For […]

God and politics

Could we get back to God? Have we had enough talk about “politics” these days, and could we just get back to God? That was the request of one of our blog readers on Wednesday. She wrote… Ok, I’m sorry […]

It’s private and it doesn’t matter

Boy, do I like the way Barack Obama handles things. Man. How can anybody argue with this? CNN reported Monday that Obama gave a blistering response to a question about a Reuters news service report that quoted an unnamed senior […]

Is Jesus our savior?

Who is Jesus, really? Is he our savior? Is he the Son of God? And what is our relationship to Jesus, and to God? Last week a question and answer appeared in the Weekly Bulletin of the Conversations with God […]

When less is more

Do humans need more regulation, or less? More laws, or fewer? More restrictions, or none at all? Is it the role of government — and religion, for that matter — to keep us “in line”? I rarely do this here, […]

The ‘Why’ of God

Have you ever asked why we have a God? Children do all the time. The first three weeks of Sunday School All Week we have explored what Life is, and whether there is a God, and if so, what God […]

More about what God wants

What does God want? That is the question before the house. What in the world does God really want? What does He want from human beings? What does He want us to think, to believe, to do? That is the […]

Was Palin pick brilliant or ‘crazy’?

Ironic, isn’t it, that in the very week when all we’ve been talking about here is the place of women in our society, Republican presidential candidate John McCain picks Sarah Palin to be his running mate? It was a bold […]

Of men, women, and God

The final word on women and their place in society is the Word of God, which makes the role of women very clear. God knows exactly What God Wants with regard to all of this, and it is humanity’s job […]

Women are second class citizens, right?

Is a woman allowed to speak? Is a woman allowed to lead? Is a woman allowed to have authority over men? Is a woman allowed to hold a position of responsibility in God’s church? By the way, which church IS […]

Why is God?

Why is God? That is, why does God exist? Or, as a wonderful 7-year-old asked his Mom recently, “How come there is a God, anyway?” Good question. In order to answer it we need to get clear, first of all, […]

A woman is to keep silent

The Bible makes it very clear. A woman is to keep silent. She is to have no authority of any kind over any man. She is to be submissive. So says the Bible. What in the world does God want, […]

Having what you choose

Does God want us to have what we desire? Yes. Does God say we can have anything we want? No. Sunday School All Week continues here today, and I can’t go a step further without responding to an entry in […]

Anger’s Place

What do we do when we’ve “had it” with life, and “thinking positively” just is not working for us anymore? Is there a place in life for anger? Yesterday I ran a lengthy piece in which I quoted extensively from […]

How we control and create our lives

Are human beings destined to forever suffer “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,” as Hamlet put it, or do we have the power to “rise up against a sea of troubles and, by opposing, end them?” I ask the […]

Why ‘bad’ things happen

If you believe that you can have anything you want in life, you are in for a downfall — no matter what that movie The Secret says. The Law of Attraction does not say that whatever you want, you get. […]

Understanding God

Yes, Virginia, there is a God. Yet God may not be what you have been told God is. For one thing, God is not Male. So when we keep referring to God as ‘He,’ we are inaccurate. For another thing, […]

What we’ve been taught

Does God want anything? Does God require anything of God’s Creations? If we do not give God what God wants, will God judge us, condemn us, and punish us with everlasting torture? There is much that humans have been taught […]

During the painful moments…

Where is God when we really need Him? Why is God so silent when we are begging Her for help? How do we get through the hard times with a God who is so distant? What about the painful moments? […]

Who and What Is God?

I should imagine that the human mind will never become bored with questions such as this: Who, and what, is God? Our answers, however, may make for more than mere intellectual stimuli. Our answers could change the world. Well, class, […]

Does God exist?

Back in the Sixties posters, billboards, and bumper stickers began appearing asking the question, Is God dead? This question presumed that there was a God who was at some point alive. The reason the question was asked is that there […]

We should FEAR God! Yes…?

We should FEAR GOD, yes? This is our proper posture before the Divine! One of abject FEAR and TREMBLING. Yes? For we are all sinners, unworthy of anything but condemnation — were it not for the mercy of the Lord. […]

The need for salvation

Must we believe in Jesus to get to heaven? Does our life on earth as we have lived it count for nothing? Why is ‘salvation’ even required? The Theology Class at this blog continues today… I am very sorry that […]

Life is the real mystery

And so we move into the first round of responses and reactions to the responses and reactions of the extraordinary group that is gathering here to discuss and explore the greatest mysteries in the Universe. We began our Sunday School […]

Sunday School opens today

There is a question that has been asked by philosophers and theologians from the beginning of time. Now, here is the answer that was received in Conversations with God… Sunday School All Week opens today. We will begin by considering […]

Get ready for a ride

Beginning this Sunday, and for the next 20 weeks, we’re going to take quite an excursion in this blogspace. Get ready for quite a ride. We’re going to be talking about things that you haven’t talked about since Sunday School. […]

Why? WHY?

From the beginning of time people have begged God to tell them…Why? WHY do terrible things happen to good people? Now comes this question for us to explore again, in a poignant letter and an electrifying reply… Yesterday is usually […]

Ideas about salvation are important

Are our ideas about ‘salvation’ important in the daily life of the world? Or is this all just about our individual, personal, theologies? I think that is a crucial question. I raise it because of comment made here two days […]

About those dimwitted Americans

A few folks are upset with me because I labeled as “dimwitted” those Americans who still believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim. Too bad. They are dimwitted. And, contrary to what some believe, I am not saying that because […]

Do Christians believe in ‘salvation’ or not?

Wow, I must be mistaken about what Christianity teaches and what Christians believe. I thought that Christianity teaches, “Either believe in Jesus or go to hell.” I thought that Christians believe that “either you believe in Jesus or you go […]

An incredible depiction of Love

Human beings are supposed to be the highest life form on this planet, right? We are supposed to know all about things like Love. Certainly, more than mere animals, who are said not to have the ability to self-reflect, to […]

Obama and hell

What does Barack Obama think about God sending people to hell as a punishment of everlasting and indescribable torture if they do not come to Him through Jesus Christ? Is Obama a true “Christian?” Newsweek magazine, in its July 21 […]

Losing friends over Christ

Does being born again mean that people must abandon their non-Christian friends? Are people of faith to separate from those who ‘don’t believe’? Is this What God Wants? The other day I received a sad note from someone posting in […]

How can I know God exists?

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Wednesday is Question and […]

Man is more forgiving than God

The startling story of Willie Earl Green will be told in the days ahead as part of an extraordinary Special Report on CNN tomorrow and Thursday evening at 9 p.m ET. The report has to do with life at San […]

Will God allow justice to be abused?

“Could you imagine a legal system that never punished anyone for anything?” That is the question posed by a member of the growing family of people entering the ongoing dialogue at this blog about What God Wants. Here is the […]

IS God a God of love?

“How many of you have read the Bible? The answers to all your questions are in there. God is a God of love and is the God of all of us. Do some research in the Bible and you will […]

Using God’s name in vain

Can we imagine a God who has no intention of ever punishing us – for anything? If so, what would be the point of having a God at all? let these be our questions for the day. Here is a […]

Does God punish us? If so, why?

“Since I’m a Muslim I should comment here. If you read the Koran, God definitely wants something from us and that is…” Thus begins a contribution on this blog to our continuing dialogue on What God Wants… This commentary, from […]

Are the Taliban ‘right’?

A group of 200 Taliban fighters overran a group of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing nine Americans in uniform, and raising the specter, once again, of the Taliban asserting its fundamentalist brand of Islam wherever it holds sway […]

What does Allah want and require?

Can Americans admit that the actions of the United States are at least equally as responsible for the world’s unrest as the actions of other nations? That will be the key question facing U.S. foreign policy decision makers in the […]

Why I am asking these questions

For the past week I have been asking some uncomfortable questions of Christians. Yesterday a reader of this blog posted a question to me… “Again Dear Neale I must ask you…..you have claimed to have direct dialogue with God Himself, […]

Can women serve God?

Must human beings have male parts in order to be eligible to serve God as a member of the upper administration of His Church? Or, it put it more directly, can women be bishops? What does God want? Add why? […]

Is God tempting us?

Does God ever deliberately “lead us into temptation”? If not, why would we ask God not to? Why would we pray to God that way in the Lord’s Prayer? = = = = = = = = = = = […]

Does Jesus love us? Does God?

Does Jesus love us? Does God? Does God love us even if we are not Christians? Does God love us enough to let us into heaven even if we are not Christians? Is heaven meant only for the few and […]

Will Jesus condemn us? Will God?

I had an interesting conversation Wednesday with a kind and gentle man who happened to be a part time Christian minister. His full time job was as a health insurance salesman, and I had invited him over to the house […]

What God Wants – Part 4

Many of the people who say that they know What God Wants are killing us. It is not lack of knowing What God Wants that is hurting us, it is thinking that we know without a doubt. Therein lies real […]

What is God’s message to you today?

God touches our lives in remarkable ways…and never stops doing it. This is the experience of everyone who has a personal relationship with God, and it is my experience continually. For instance, some days I wonder why I am doing […]

Is the Bible the Word of God?

The Bible contains the Word of God. But is it the only Scripture? The One and Only? Is every other ‘Holy Scripture’ wrong? Inaccurate? Not the truth? = = = = = = = = = = = = = […]

What God Would Say

Imagine this. God comes down to Earth for one minute – one blessed 60-second moment – and announces to the world the solution to all of its problems and the way for every soul to experience heaven-on-earth and eternal salvation. […]

We don’t have much time

First Tim Russert…now George Carlin. What’s going on here? What’s the Universe trying to tell us? Could it be that each day might be your last? What if that were true? Clue: It is. I don’t care how healthy you […]

What God Wants – Part 3

Many people may feel threatened and may become angry by what will be appearing in this blog on Sundays between now and Christmas. Yet in a society that is based on the free flow of ideas, that should not stop […]

We Create Everything

You are continually in the act of creation. Did you know that? It’s true. Every second of every minute of every hour of every day you are creating. The only question is, are you doing it consciously or unconsciously? = […]

A new direction for CWG

I would like to take a moment on today’s blog to tell you about a whole new direction in which I am taking the work of Conversations with God. When the manuscript that I submitted to a publisher in 1994 […]

Finding the joy in life

If you believe that life has anything to do — anything at all — with the needs or goals or accomplishments of your body, then you haven’t understood anything at all about the purpose of your existence, about the reason […]

I like praying. It really works!

How can we ‘protect’ ourselves in situations or with people that we disagree with? Try prayer! It really works! But remember, too, that you almost always have a choice not to stay there. = = = = = = = […]

When God Calls — The Tim Russert Event

Of course, we are all shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of Tim Russert last Friday. God bless him, and God bless his family and friends. I want this commentary to be up here for two days — Monday […]

What God Wants – Part 2

Change is challenging for most people. And in the area of their religious beliefs, change is opposed at every turn. But should it be? Ah, let that be the question. = = = = = = = = = = […]

Looking at affairs

Life is messy. Sometimes, it is just plain messy. Like affairs. They shouldn’t happen. But they do. Sometimes. We’ve talked about this before here. And the questions just keep rolling in. = = = = = = = = = […]

I do not believe President Bush is a liar

Is it possible, can it really be true, that President Bush deliberately misled the American public about Iraq? Please, say it isn’t so. Somebody tell me this is all a bad dream. By now you must surely know that an […]

What God Wants – Part 1

Very few people will be able to believe what’s going to appear in this blog in the weeks ahead. At least, at first. That may make it one of the most unbelievable series of blogs of all time. In this […]

New beliefs will create a new politics

Things look pretty much like “politics as usual” these days…but in the years ahead don’t be surprised if we all see a pretty big shift in the way politics are done…and the way our collective life is created and experienced… […]

People power and God power – Part II

Who are we? Are we mere biological beings? Are we spirits with a body? What is our “right relationship” to God? I said here yesterday that, historically, humanity has sparked itself with a glimmer of hope, then returned to its […]

People power and God power

Many people agree that God works in the lives of human beings. But the question is: How? Through unasked-for intercession? Through begged-for miracles? Through answered prayers? And how about the problems of the world? Does God work with the world […]

Are women always the ‘temptress’?

In romantic “trysts” that occur outside of an established marriage, why is it that the woman is always the one who wears the scarlet ‘A’? Is not the man equally responsible? For that matter, is it possible that it is […]

Solving the problems of the world

The world faces an extraordinary array of problems, as we all know. But here is something we do not know: Who is working to solve them? Part of the problem with problems is that there are so many people who […]

Interview with Neale-Part VI

What do you think is needed now in our world? Have any guesses? I do. I believe that what is needed now in our world is that we change our minds about God, about life, about each other, about why […]

God and politics: they really do mix

It’s great to have our spiritual beliefs inform our politics, but what if those spiritual beliefs are ancient understandings that cannot possibly be applied to our modern world? How do the rules of Yesterday’s God apply to humanity today? = […]

Things I don’t understand

There are some things in life I just don’t understand. For instance, I just don’t understand a regime such as the one in Myanmar that would wait one minute, much less days and days and days, to accept international assistance […]

What we can learn from our space brethren

The Phoenix has landed, and so we have another unmanned spacecraft on the planet Mars. And once again we are asking the question in very real terms, “Is there life out there?” Mars is 171 million miles from Earth, and […]

Does God think sex should be ‘fun’?

There is hardly a more controversial subject than God’s view of sexuality. What is it, anyway? What does God think of all this? What does God want? = = = = = = = = = = = = = […]

Living with the illusion

The journey of the soul is an endless one, with peace and joy and love as the destination–and with an ability to reach that destination in any moment. Life goes on around us, and the temptation is to make it […]

Isn’t it a question of integrity?

Can we respect a president who wants things to go one way, and one way only, and will do anything, including abandon reason, logic, and integrity, to get them to go that way? I think that’s a question before the […]

Interview with Neale-Part V

Part of the problem of humanity is denial that we are responsible for the world and how it is. We cannot create a new way of living on our planet until we take ownership for what we are been creating […]

Does God ‘fit into’ politics?

Under the doctrine of the separation of Church and State, can there be a place for spirituality in politics? Or should we keep our spiritual ideas and views out of it, and keep our politics free of spiritual influence? During […]

Two can play the same game

What is wrong with our Christian ministers? That’s what I want to know. Are they so filled with anger and bad judgment and horrible thoughts that not a single presidential candidate can dare risk their endorsement? This much I do […]

Is fairness now out the window?

I think we have to talk about a basic spiritual value here. It is called Fairness. And the question we have to consider now is: Is it fair to want to change the rules in the middle of the game? […]

Do Superdelegates now have any choice?

So much has been made of the “independence” of the so-called Superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention — particularly by Sen. Hillary Clinton and her supporters, who have continued to insist that the number of Pledge Delegates garnered by any […]

The frustrations of life are normal

Raising children under any circumstances can sometimes be frustrating for sure. Raising a child who is physically challenged can often be doubly so. That is no reason to berate yourself. = = = = = = = = = = […]

Obama may win it all today

Today is the day of Democratic Primaries in Kentucky and Oregon. I am hoping and betting that it is the Final Day That Matters in the race for the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States. It very well […]

On this Bush is right–and courageous

It isn’t often that I agree with President George W. Bush, but on this one I do–wholeheartedly. And I think he was not only right, but courageous. So let’s give credit where credit is due. I am speaking of the […]

Interview with Neale-Part IV

People talk about a consciousness shift on the planet, but is it happening fast enough to really help humanity? That’s the question facing our species today, and in the years immediately ahead. = = = = = = = = […]

We must change beliefs of the young

What are we telling our young people, what are we teaching our children, about life and how it is? Do we understand that children learn more from our actions than from our words? If we want a newer world for […]

Our thoughts are creating our reality

I’ve run across a book that could change your life from the time you open to the first chapter to the moment you close the last. I want to tell you about it, because I believe that you will be […]

The story we tell ourselves about ourselves is false

Many human beings have come to think about life is a way that has nothing to do with what us actually true. Unless the work together to change our cultural story, we will find ourselves heading down the path to […]

Give away that which you want

If there is something you desire in life that you don’t have, how can you give it away to others? That is an interesting question — yet giving to others what you, yourself, desire is the fastest way to experience […]

Why is the world the way it is?

For all the accomplishments of human beings, there is one thing — one simple thing — that our species has not been able to do. Get along. Why is this, do you imagine? Think about this. With all that humans […]

We need new ideas about God

Ideas — fresh, new, exciting, innovative ideas — have always been the lifeblood of any evolving society. Yet in the area of religion, new ideas are almost always discouraged. No new ideas, please. No new thoughts. I am familiar with […]

Interview with Neale-Part III

Don’t ask for anything from God. Ever. Don’t ever do it. Asking God for anything is the surest way to make certain you never receive it. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = […]

Will our own sacred beliefs undo us?

We say that we build our lives on our most sacred beliefs. But is it possible that some of our beliefs about God and life are actually self-destructive? Humanity had better look at this…and soon. = = = = = […]

A film you will love

What is the meaning of life? What is its purpose? How might be live our lives to get the most out of them, and to give the most to them? Those are pretty big questions for a movie to try […]

Is Catholicism the Only Path to God?

You may know that Pope Benedict XVI made an assertion last July that the Catholic Church was the only true church. Can this is correct? If so, what does this mean? Is every other path to God doomed to failure? […]

Is Hillary a Republican?

There is a big spiritual lesson to be learned from yesterday’s Democratic Primary election results: Tell the truth. All the time. About everything. The results in both North Carolina and Indiana showed that people want the truth, not political pandering. […]

Indiana GOP voting against Obama?

Are Republicans voting in large numbers today for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Primary in order to keep the race for the Dem Nomination going…and maybe even force the Dems to nominate a candidate they perceive to be weaker against […]

Why you came to this earth

There is a reason you came to the earth. Your soul knows this reason, but your mind may not, because your mind may be thinking about it in all the wrong ways… (Last Friday I began here a series of […]

Interview with NDW-Part II

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The Five Steps to Peace

There is a way to create peace in this world. Sometimes it feels as if there is not, that the cause is hopeless, but there is a way that we can achieve harmony on this planet. There are the Five […]

What is your mission?

“I want to change the world’s mind about God.” That’s the answer I give whenever I am asked — as I was yesterday in a radio interview — what my mission in the world is. Sounds pretty outlandish, in terms […]

Should we let go of our dreams?

Without a passion for something, there is very little to life. With a passion, everything begins to come together, to make sense. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = […]

I’m impressed with Rev. Wright

I don’t agree with Jeramiah Wright’s choice of words when expressing the outrage of blacks at life in post-modern America, but I must admit that I was impressed with his defense of the overall incident that has made him a […]

What about tithing?

Every day I receive questions in my email and my snail mail from readers of Conversations with God asking me for clarification on some point, or for some response to something that they are asking about in their lives. I […]

An interview with NDW

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Our stubborness to change

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