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Farewell, Project Conversion: The End of an Adventure

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When I converted to Christianity at the age of 15, I assumed the faith with a passionate resolve. Despite the positive instruction from my pastor and others, I (for reasons I cannot explain) transformed into a fiery evangelist, launching Christianity […]

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Carrying One’s Cross: A Literal Meaning or Metaphor?

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According to this kid, it’s for real. Junior Garcia, a 19-year-old college student from Texas, decided in July of 2011 after a Christian youth group meeting to “…take up my cross. And I felt so strong in my heart. And […]

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If Your Destiny Doesn’t Scare The Hell Out of You, Then You Haven’t Found It.

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Yesterday’s post bothers me. Sometimes we don’t need a message that comforts or nourishes us, but one which blows our proverbial socks off. Sometimes we need our facades and illusions destroyed. That post did that for me, even though it […]

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God’s Will: How to Discover One’s Place and Avoid Mistaken Identity

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Although I am no mechanic, I love watching machines work. The meshing of cogs, one influencing the other, with a power and synchronicity which shaped our modernity is mesmerizing. It also demonstrates the nature by which we humans (and other […]

Have Our Holy Places Become Obsolete?

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Is there a place you go where it feels like the entire cosmos channels through your body? Where the hair on the back of your neck stands just as your feet touch down on its surface? I had not one, […]

The Culmination: Entering the Desert of Lent.

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For the past week we’ve explored the theme of sexuality and gender roles within our spirituality, and it all began with a “visit” in the shower. After that, all I could think about was the coupling of male and forms/ideals. […]

Thinking About Sex, Understanding My Spirituality: The Role of Female

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I can’t speak for everyone, however given my various experiences last year–especially within Wicca and Catholicism–I cannot deny the power of the feminine aspect of the divine (and for our atheist friends, our human psyche). But what does this have […]

Thinking About Sex, Understanding My Spirituality: The Role of Male

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As promised, here is the second installment of this series. All these posts actually lead up toward my Lent post coming up this Wednesday. Today we’ll talk about the masculine nature of the divine. Tomorrow, the feminine. Then we’ll wrap […]

Developing an Immunity to Religion?

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A few weeks ago, I received an odd invitation. Even today, Heather and I still wrestle with what they said. I was asked in no uncertain terms, to become a Christian. In fact, it was suggested that the invitation could […]

Dharma Lessons from a Newborn

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On January 19th, 2012, I became an uncle. Nathan was born a little over five pounds with all 10 fingers and all 10 toes. He seemed perfectly healthy. Except, he was born dead. My sister had a complicated pregnancy. I […]

Coaching Soccer (again) and the Conclusion of Purpose, Dharma, and Destiny

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That title is actually inaccurate. There is never a conclusion when it comes to exploring our PDD (Purpose, Dharma, and Destiny), so even though we bid the topic farewell, there is plenty of room to revisit and incorporate what we’ve […]

Whom or What Will You Reflect Today?

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The path given to me requires that I drop myself and become a mirror for those around me. I believe we find a form of this in many if not all faiths/philosophies. Some have taken my statements too far and […]

Drawing a Line in the Sand. Who/What is Andrew Bowen?

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A few days ago I asked why so many have left our group, why so many have stopped reading the posts. Understand that this is not about keeping up the numbers. My existence is now in service of others. What […]

To Shape Your Life, Become a River.

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Rivers are a dominant motif in my personal journey, so it’s no wonder I woke up Wednesday morning with them on my mind. In fact, of all my contemplations, rivers are probably my most frequent. So what’s the big deal? […]

Muhammad’s Calling: A Vision of Terror and Unavoidable Purpose.

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His is one of the most intense accounts of an encounter with the divine ever recorded. For years, Muhammad ibn Abdallah took his family on a spiritual retreat during the holy month of Ramadan to Mount Hira outside the city […]

Domestic Dharma: How Unchecked Personal Goals Threaten What Really Matters

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We’ve talked a lot lately about purpose, dharma, and destiny. This is what makes us who we are, what we’re designed for, and the sort of life we are meant to lead. In one post, Moses taught us how fear […]

Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Icon of Purpose, Dharma, and Destiny

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Today in America, we observe a national holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For some folks, it’s the end of a three-day weekend. For others, it’s a day of jealousy because they do not get a three-day weekend. For others […]

The Bhagavad Gita: How to Face Our Personal War Within

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Welcome to the second installment of our month-long series on “Purpose/Dharma/Destiny.” Today we’re talking about the two main characters of possibly the most famous piece of spiritual literature to rise out of India: the Bhagavad Gita. Bhagavad Gita means “Song […]

The Pain of Discovering Our Purpose. Lessons from Moses.

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Welcome to the first post of Project Conversion: Aftermath (PC/Aftermath). Now that you’ve spent a year watching me personally nosedive into various faiths of the world, we will now tackle some of life’s most challenging issues using scripture and wisdom […]

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posted 2:34:58pm Aug. 02, 2012 | read full post »

Is God an Immersionist?
In the world of faith, folks often point out the obvious fact that God does not belong to a particular creed, religion, race, or school of philosophy. This sentiment establishes the divine as one which transcends divisive terms of affiliation. But I am here to announce that a brief exploration of

posted 7:00:59am Jul. 12, 2012 | read full post »

Immersion in Relationships: Five Ways to Bring your Relationships to Life
I did something last night with my wife that we haven't done in a very long time... Okay, not from that far back, but it certainly feels that way. Last night, we had a date night. N

posted 10:58:33am Jul. 10, 2012 | read full post »

The Path of Immersion: An Introduction and How Entering the Path Leads to a Deeper Sense of Self
Today marks my official declaration of fidelity and discipleship to the Path of Immersion. Along with that declaration, I also invite you to join me in whatever capacity feels the most suitable. The Path of Immersion is not one which demands conversion, evangelism, worship, or exclusivity. Along th

posted 6:00:19am Jul. 09, 2012 | read full post »

Farewell, Project Conversion: The End of an Adventure
When I converted to Christianity at the age of 15, I assumed the faith with a passionate resolve. Despite the positive instruction from my pastor and others, I (for reasons I cannot explain) transformed into a fiery evangelist, launching Christianity at friends and strangers like salvos of religious

posted 12:49:25pm Jul. 05, 2012 | read full post »

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