Larry Jordan

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Publishing Part IV: "How Do You Find a Publisher?"

Sep 09, 2022 by Larry Jordan
I will be spending the next year or so trying to find a publisher, which means that I will be spending the next few months trying to find an agent. The process is energizing, but it can be frustrating, especially for creative people who are not business-oriented.

Publishing Part III: "How Do You Write a Book?"

Sep 03, 2022 by Larry Jordan
When people ask me "How do you write a book?" I can only speak from my own experience, realizing that my way is certainly not the only way and probably not the best way to write a book (and that I have only written one book!)

Publishing Part II: "Is Your Book a Christian Book?"

Aug 26, 2022 by Larry Jordan
I attended a conference for "spiritual writers" (which was really a conference for Christian writers) and a Christian publisher asked me, "Is your book a Christian book? Does it bring people to Jesus?" 

Publishing Part I: "What Will You Do with Your Book?"

Aug 22, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Some people ask where they can buy my book. Today, the book is not published or self-published, so it is not available in bookstores or libraries or online.

The Way: Chapter Summary, Part 2

Aug 15, 2022 by Larry Jordan
The Way reconstructs a modern spirituality, based on the Eastern religions, the mystics, and the quantum physicists. The reconstruction is not preachy or speculative.

Taxes: A Fact Check

Aug 12, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Several of my friends are clutching their pearls about the hiring of IRS agents over the next ten years, and Facebook is adding an AP Fact Check to some of  their posts.


The Way: Chapter Summary, Part 1

Aug 10, 2022 by Larry Jordan

The Way deconstructs Christian orthodoxy, The book accepts Jesus and his teachings but rejects some human proclamations and theories about Jesus. This deconstruction is not angry or judgmental. 

I Never Sold My Soul, but I Rented It Out a Few Times

Aug 06, 2022 by Larry Jordan
In my fifties, I realized how single-minded my life had been, focusing on myself, my family, and my friends.

Spiritual, but Not Religious

Aug 05, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Almost one-quarter of Americans describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.”  After a long and painful (but worthwhile) journey, this is where I find myself.

"Have You Ever Unlearned Anything?"

Aug 05, 2022 by Larry Jordan
In “the Red Book” by Carl Jung, the author asks Ammonius the Anchorite how he can read the Bible many times for many years, without encountering monotony.

The Perennial Philosophy

Aug 05, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Bede Griffiths was a Benedictine monk and a Hindu sannyasi, who integrated Eastern and Western worldviews.

Speaking Truth to Power

Aug 05, 2022 by Larry Jordan
I spent 25 years as a public finance investment banker, helping clients, which were cities, counties, school districts, and special districts, to borrow money for cash flows and capital projects.

The Three Things that God Told Me

Aug 05, 2022 by Larry Jordan
As far as I know, God only ever told me three things in over sixty years of living:

The One Percent and the 99 Percent

Aug 05, 2022 by Larry Jordan
I have a unique perspective on politics. For 25 years, I lived among the “one percent.”  Today, I live among the “99 percent,” driving a van and helping low-income families with their taxes.

The Two Percent and the 98 Percent

Aug 05, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Ten years ago, the Catholic bishops led a campaign called the Fortnight for Freedom, a campaign for “religious liberty.”

"Meeting the Fire"

Aug 05, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Eastern spirituality teaches us to “renounce the fruits of action” or the outcomes of effort. 

The Forest Dwellers

Aug 05, 2022 by Larry Jordan
The Forest Dweller leaves a house for a cottage, renounces material pleasures, retires from professional and social life, and undertakes a life of contemplation and spiritual pursuits.

Mystics and Theologians

Aug 05, 2022 by Larry Jordan
The mystics always agree and the theologians never agree.

Ideology and Theology

Aug 05, 2022 by Larry Jordan
In “The Power of Myth,” Joseph Campbell meets with a sociologist and a Shinto priest. When the sociologist remarks, “I don’t get your ideology. I don’t get your theology,” the Shinto priest responds, “We don’t have ideology. We don’t have theology. We dance.”

Becoming a Runner

Aug 05, 2022 by Larry Jordan
After a six-week break, my first day running was pretty discouraging — high heart rate, low endurance, slow pace, sore legs — but I discovered, for the first time, that I am a runner.