OMG, go watch Kings, now.

It’s got it all: atheism, spirituality, god, scifi, and good music!! Hulu’s got the first four eps up right now (and it doesn’t keep them forever), so go catch up. It’s too smart and too well written to stay on the air for long. It’s the story of Kings David and Saul transposed into a … [Read more…]

Sparks! (I’m Back)

For a few weeks when I first stopped being able to find time to blog, I kept windows open in Safari to the point that it was neigh on impossible to shut down my computer, for fear of losing all the wonderful and amazing links I was going to share! But then I got into … [Read more…]

Spark: Heavenly Mother & the Celestial Glass Ceiling

A fascinating discussion/speculation about the position of women on earth and how that mirrors their position in heaven. Includes speculation about what might have been the course of humanity if the Abrahamic God was a female. via.

Music Monday: the Grave

I was listening to this the other day while packing and it made me cry (as it always does). If anything could make me a pacifist, it would be this song: Don McLean’s the Grave [wp_youtube]Z4G2iKDzHrs[/wp_youtube] This line, particularly: When the wars of our nation did beckon, A man barely twenty did answer the calling. … [Read more…]

One Particular Harbor

I grew up listening to music that was not what is generally considered age-appropriate. (Guy Lombardo, Tom Lehrer, Peter Paul & Mary, for example.) Jimmy Buffett was one of them. This song always makes me think of heaven. Not my heaven, perhaps, but it’s definitely his heaven. And it gets me every time I listen … [Read more…]

My Pilgrimage to Nonviolence, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[wp_youtube]k04KzgYRKrE[/wp_youtube] In place of the regularly scheduled Leaving the Garden series, I bring you Dr. King’s difficult journey that ultimately led to his acceptance of nonviolence and the rejection of American Christian political orthodoxy.  His Pilgrimage to Nonviolence is a fascinating and intimate revelation of his initial convictions, his questioning process, his doubts, and the … [Read more…]