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“The Karma of Jesus” Interview vii with Alex Ness

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Alex Ness is a writer, poet, and social critic. Recently Alex interviewed me about my book, The Karma of Jesus. Here are some excerpts: AN: If Karma isn’t necessarily correct, it is at least a more consciously moral way to […]

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“The Karma of Jesus” Interview vi with Alex Ness

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Alex Ness is a writer, poet, and social critic. Recently Alex interviewed me about my book, The Karma of Jesus. Here are some excerpts: AN: Can a Christian believe in Karma too? MH: I think Christians have to believe in […]

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“The Karma of Jesus” Interview vi with Alex Ness

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Alex Ness is a writer, poet, and social critic. Recently Alex interviewed me about my book, The Karma of Jesus. Here are some excerpts: AN: Have you considered whether or not this treatment by you of Karma is just another […]

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“The Karma of Jesus” Interview v with Alex Ness

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Alex Ness is a writer, poet, and social critic. Recently Alex interviewed me about my book, The Karma of Jesus. Here are some excerpts: AN: You’re saying that “Grace trumps Karma.” Isn’t it a bit foolish, to argue one unproven […]

“Karma of Jesus” Interview iv with Alex Ness

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Alex Ness is a writer, poet, and social critic. Recently Alex interviewed me about my book, The Karma of Jesus. Here are some excerpts: AN: Doesn’t the fact that with Karma you get moral people and with Christianity you get […]

The Karma of Bono

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Alex Ness is a writer, poet, and social critic. Recently Alex interviewed me about my book, The Karma of Jesus. Here are some excerpts: AN: You suggest in your book “The Karma of Jesus” that there is a certain symmetry […]

Interview ii with Alex Ness on “The Karma of Jesus”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Alex Ness is a writer, poet, and social critic. Recently Alex interviewed me (Mark Herringshaw) about my book, “The Karma of Jesus.” Here is another excerpt: AN: People use the word “Karma” in many ways. What does it actually mean, in […]

An Interview with Alex Ness on “The Karma of Jesus.”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Alex Ness is a writer, poet, and social critic. Recently Alex interviewed me (Mark Herringshaw) about my book, “The Karma of Jesus.” Here are some excerpts: AN: Whatever possessed you to write a book called “The Karma of Jesus?” MH: […]

The Karma Dump

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I was lecturing once during a Saturday evening church gathering and five minutes into my talk a young man in his twenties spoke up out of the audience.    “Does God really forgive sin?” he asked.   I stopped in mid […]

“Karma’s a Bitch”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Ari Derfel didn’t throw away his garbage, on purpose. For 12 months the 35 year-old catering company owner stored all his waste inside his Berkley, California apartment. Derfel struck upon the idea after looking for statistics about how much refuse […]

Cracking the Karma Code

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A shattered relationship… Financial struggles… Health problems… Family strife… Is there a reason?  Is there a way out? Some people explain trouble by saying… We reap what we sow. The other shoe drops. To every action there is an equal […]

Got Karma? Get Jesus!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  Karma’s a bitch… Unyielding. Relentless. Unflinching. Pure and absolute justice. If Karma matters, I’m doomed, dead, and damned. But for Jesus… Jesus became the toxic waste dump of the universe. I give him my Karma, and he suffers in my […]

CauseWorld, Karma, and Doom…

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Wow, earn Karma for window shopping! What a concept: turn your life around with charitable consumerism. Here’s how it’s suppose to work: CauseWorld is offering a free location-based application for the Apple iPhone and Android phones that allows you to […]

Dump Your Karma

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The idea labeled “Karma” seems to be embedded in the universe, and in our own understanding of the universe. We do reap what we sow. What goes around does come around. The other shoe always, eventually drops. The ancient philosophers both east and […]

Free Audio Book – “The Karma of Jesus”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Last October I released my latest book, “The Karma of Jesus.” In December I recorded an audio version of the book. Now, for a limited period, my publisher, Bethany House, is offering a free download of this unabridged reading of the book.   To […]

The Secret of Successful New Year Resolutions

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Are you making a New Year Resolution? What odds would you give yourself for sustaining your goal? 80%? 50%? 20%?   Bad news: According to studies on weight loss (the most common resolution), by February almost 60 percent of us […]

Successful New Year Resolutions

posted by Mark Herringshaw

By Mark Herringshaw   “Be it here resolved that in 2010 I will…”   It’s that time once again. December 31st, “National Extreme Makeover Day,” the 24 hour stretch when everything is possible, tomorrow. There’s nothing particularly magical about this […]

A Prayer on “Good Riddance Day”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Today is “Good Riddance Day.” At this moment in Times Square, New York, several hundred people are arriving lugging cardboard boxes of old income tax records, mortgage papers, old music recordings, and photographs, anything that brings bad memories from 2009. […]

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A Prayer to Learn to Pray Without Distraction
Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. (Colossians 4:2) If you are like me, you struggle with staying focused when you pray. The answer is simply this:  keep the thanks flowing! As we lift up the people in our ...

posted 2:25:46pm Jul. 31, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for Grace and Peace
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.   (1 Corinthians 1:3) Seventeen times in Scripture, the writers of the epistles bless their readers with these two virtues:  Grace and Peace. When we look at the deeper ...

posted 10:14:35am Jul. 30, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for an Obedient Heart
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world.You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your ...

posted 12:56:59pm Jul. 29, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Grow Old Gracefully, Fruitfully, and Strong
Even in old age they will still produce fruit;     they will remain vital and green. (Psalm 92:14) I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you ...

posted 1:47:16pm Jul. 28, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for Hospitality
And everyone who has given up houses...for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life. (Mark 19:29) Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. (1 Peter 4:9) "Anyone who ...

posted 3:11:45pm Jul. 24, 2015 | read full post »

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