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Dr. Steve McSwain is an award-winning author, speaker, and spiritual teacher. His books, blogs, and talks on spirituality have endeared him to thousands world wide. Raised by Baptist parents in a strict Christian home, Steve followed in his father's footsteps and became a highly successful minister. By his mid-thirties, he was already senior minister in one of the largest congregations in the south. He had attained all the outward symbols of ministerial success. But inside, Steve was not at peace. The "We're Right! You're Wrong!" mentality - so typical of religious fundamentalism -- bothered him the most. It took the sudden death of his father, however, before a personal crisis erupted in Steve's soul. He explains, "All the questions about my faith I had buried for years came to the surface of consciousness with the crisis evoked by my father's death." Questions like "Who am I?" "Why am I here?" "Is spirituality just believing in the 'right' stuff?" "And, how do we know what we believe is right, anyway?" "What about other religions?" Steve decided to leave the pastoral ministry to find himself...to connect with Source…to discover and live an authentic spiritual life. One afternoon an inner, spiritual awakening occurred. Just as unexpected as his father's passing, Steve says, "I just woke up. I'm not sure what to make of it. But my search ended…an ineffable presence and peace came over me and nothing has ever been the same since." Today, Dr. McSwain is a popular spiritual teacher, sharing his remarkable story of spiritual enlightenment through his blogs, books and talks. A Christian by faith, he's also a student of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and a practitioner of other traditions. When asked by those in his faith tradition, "How can you be a Christian but embrace other religions?" Dr. McSwain responds by quoting Mother Teresa of Calcutta. When similarly questioned, Mother Teresa responded, "I love all religions. But I'm IN LOVE with my own." Dr. McSwain is the author of The Enoch Factor: The Sacred Art of Knowing God - chosen at the Global Book Expo in NYC as a finalist for "Most Inspirational Book of the Year." He and his wife, Pam, are the proud parents of four children and an increasing number of grandchildren. They make their home in Louisville, Kentucky.

Stop the Train, I Want to Get Off!

posted by smcswain

Live fully into the life you have…into the person you are. All this straining, striving, searching, securing… And, for what? To BE more? How could you ever add anything to the perfect creation you are? What? You don’t think God […]

Fundamentalist Christians Do Not Take the Bible Literally Either

posted by smcswain

Those who insist the Bible is “literally true” have all but destroyed the very Bible they want everyone to take seriously. “How so?” In two ways.  First, by insisting the Bible is literally true they have established a level of […]

Why Are Some Christians So Angry and Hateful Toward Gays?

posted by smcswain

Below is my response to Sandy Rios, the talk show host of the American Family Association, for her recently publicized remarks that “God will even the score” against Obama and gays soon enough. I wrote the following response in an […]

Is the Bible Literally True? No, Of Course Not!

posted by smcswain

Most people could care less whether it is or it isn’t. If you’re reading this, however, you probably care at least enough to read this. To me, the Bible is important. It is for me the sacred story of the […]

Religious Leaders like Mark Driscoll…Shouldn’t You Do What’s Right, Too?

posted by smcswain

Mark Driscoll and the Mars Hill Church Perhaps not “uncommon or illegal” Pastor Mark Driscoll and elders of Mars Hill Church, but certainly unethical and certainly not what an evangelical Christian leader or his elders should be doing, especially when […]

Change Yourself and You Change the World…

posted by smcswain

I just witnessed the most remarkable display of ingenuity, creativity, and organization I’ve seen in a long time. I just got off the shuttle bus at the LAX airport in LA, after a short ride from the Hilton Hotel. The […]

Why Do I Hide in the Dark? 3 Ways to Living a More Authentic Life…

posted by smcswain

I was reading again this morning the story of Nicodemus. You remember it, don’t you?  The fellow who came to Jesus at night, full of affection for Jesus, but full of questions and confusion, too. Why at night? Why did […]

The Song of Birds at Spring…

posted by smcswain

The birds are singing this morning. Do you hear them? Or, are you dashing about preparing to plunge into the business of living on Monday morning?I will be, too, but the song I heard this morning stopped me right smack […]

Previous Posts

Stop the Train, I Want to Get Off!
Live fully into the life you have...into the person you are. All this straining, striving, searching, securing... And, for what? To BE more? How could you ever add anything to the perfect creation you are? What? You don't think God did well enough to suit your tastes when she created you ju

posted 9:13:27am Apr. 11, 2014 | read full post »

Fundamentalist Christians Do Not Take the Bible Literally Either
Those who insist the Bible is "literally true" have all but destroyed the very Bible they want everyone to take seriously. "How so?" In two ways.  First, by insisting the Bible is literally true they have established a level of expectation for its authority that people simply cannot accept.

posted 9:03:55am Mar. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Why Are Some Christians So Angry and Hateful Toward Gays?
Below is my response to Sandy Rios, the talk show host of the American Family Association, for her recently publicized remarks that "God will even the score" against Obama and gays soon enough. I wrote the following response in an attempt to address why there is so much anger and hatred among fun

posted 4:37:54pm Mar. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Is the Bible Literally True? No, Of Course Not!
Most people could care less whether it is or it isn't. If you're reading this, however, you probably care at least enough to read this. To me, the Bible is important. It is for me the sacred story of the origins of my faith. In light of this, I could no more feel as if it were unimportant than a

posted 4:27:01pm Mar. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Religious Leaders like Mark Driscoll...Shouldn't You Do What's Right, Too?
Mark Driscoll and the Mars Hill Church Perhaps not "uncommon or illegal" Pastor Mark Driscoll and elders of Mars Hill Church, but certainly unethical and certainly not what an evangelical Christian leader or his elders should be doing, especially when you're preaching Christian integrity in all

posted 9:55:35am Mar. 11, 2014 | read full post »


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