Walking through Grainfields

4th of July sermon preached by the Rev. Harold W. Anderson, Ph.D., July, 2005 Before I became a marriage and family therapist, I was a minister.  The last church I pastored before retirement was a church in Brush, Colorado, a community that politically and theologically was my opposite.  I embraced a liberal mindset; most inContinue reading “Walking through Grainfields”

Rushing Headlong towards Civil War?

Two clergy worry about the divided nature of our country and wonder what type of sacrifice is necessary for the division to be healed.  They worry if it can it be healed or are we as a country rushing headlong into another civil war?  Hundreds of thousands died in the last one.  What will happenContinue reading “Rushing Headlong towards Civil War?”

I Don’t Get It…. Is Heaven Really that Important?

The Church is the Church only when it exists for others . . . not dominating but helping and serving. It must tell people of every calling what it means to live for Christ, to exist for others. In short, it is much easier to see a thing through from the point of view ofContinue reading “I Don’t Get It…. Is Heaven Really that Important?”

Red-Letter Christians and the Prophetic Imagination

The basis of spiritual community is truth; the basis of emotional community is desire. The essence of spiritual community is light. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together “The red letters are the words of Jesus.” Told to me by my mother as a child When I was a young child, our church had a contest.  The firstContinue reading “Red-Letter Christians and the Prophetic Imagination”

Overview of This Blog

Philosophy, theology, justice.  Has there ever been a time that these three topics have not been intertwined?  From its very inception, western philosophy has been interested in the religious and mythological claims of human beings.  From Thales to Heraclitus, from Plato to Aristotle and from Stoicism to Neo-Platonism, philosophers have entertained the notion of divinityContinue reading “Overview of This Blog”