Larry Jordan

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The Way: Meaningful Spirituality for a Modern World

Aug 06, 2022 by Larry Jordan
I just completed a 50,000-word manuscript called "The Way: Meaningful Spirituality for a Modern World."  

What Beliefs Are Fundamental To Christianity?

May 23, 2024 by Larry Jordan

There are more than 45,000 forms of Christianity worldwide, and they disagree on the fundamentals. What beliefs are fundamental to Christianity?

Creation: Mythology, Religion, And Science

May 16, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Creation myths can illustrate the intersection of mythology, religion, and science. Do we interpret ancient religious texts as history or mythology?

The Journey is the Destination

May 09, 2024 by Larry Jordan

The journey is the destination. Zen is more of a philosophy than a religion. It is more experiential than intellectual.

Ultimate Reality Permeates Everyday Reality

May 01, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Ultimate Reality is not far removed from everyday reality. In fact, Ultimate Reality permeates everyday reality.

Ultimate Reality: Consciousness, Energy, and Love

Apr 25, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Today, fewer people imagine Ultimate Reality in purely personal terms or in purely supernatural terms. Increasingly, Ultimate Reality is imagined in impersonal, natural terms, such as consciousness, energy or love.

Ultimate Reality: Brahman, God, the Universe and the Void

Apr 18, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Ultimate Reality has many names: Brahman in Hinduism, God in Christianity, the Universe in humanism and the Void in Buddhism.

What Do We Know about Ultimate Reality?

Apr 11, 2024 by Larry Jordan

We know one thing about Ultimate Reality, namely that everyone is related, and everything is connected. 

Harmonic Atheist podcast (4/9/2024)

Apr 09, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Last week, I was a guest on the Harmonic Atheist podcast, hosted by my friend, Tim Mills.

Why Do We Believe What We Believe?

Apr 04, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Sometimes, we believe things because they are comfortable, not because they are sensible.

Is Free Will an Illusion?

Mar 28, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Surely, it seems like we have free will, but is free will an illusion?

Leaving Church, Maintaining Spiritual Practices

Mar 21, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Many people are leaving church over questions of belief or doctrine. How are people who are leaving church maintaining spiritual practices?

Pragmatic Buddhist Book Discussion Group

Mar 20, 2024 by Larry Jordan

On April 7, the Pragmatic Buddhist Book Discussion Group will be discussing "The Way" on a Meetup zoom call.

Leaving Church, Finding Community

Mar 15, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Many people are leaving church because of some speculative doctrines, supernatural beliefs, and unkind practices that they found in church. Where are they finding community after leaving church?

War Machine podcast (3/12/2024)

Mar 13, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Last month, I was a guest on the War Machine podcast, a place for "theological nomads." This is one of my favorite podcasts, hosted by my friend, Matt Baker. 

Christianity: Creeds, Exclusive Claims and Evangelization

Mar 08, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Christianity uniquely emphasizes creeds, exclusive claims and evangelization, compared to many other religions.

The Desert Sanctuary podcast (10/7/2023)

Mar 03, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Last fall, I was a guest on The Desert Sanctuary podcast, hosted by my friends, Karl and Laura Forehand. Karl and Laura are a former pastor and pastor's wife, who authored several books. They are truth-tellers who have been helpful and inspirational to me.  

No Self? No Soul? No Worries.

Mar 01, 2024 by Larry Jordan

In the Eastern worldview, there are some people who believe that self is a construct, and soul is a fiction. These are some of the most challenging and interesting ideas that we will encounter in our journeys. 

Are We Separate From God and From Each Other?

Feb 23, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Many religions, particularly Eastern religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism, embrace nonduality. Christianity, too, has been interpreted in nondual terms.

All Religion is Cultural. All Theology is Speculation.

Feb 16, 2024 by Larry Jordan

There are many paths to the top of the mountain and many ways of looking at things.

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