Monday, March 31, 2014

Reza Asian on Fox

This was really interesting because this book is not really saying anything new in terms of the scholarly understanding of the historical Jesus.  Most Christians are simply unaware of this stuff and this is a tragedy

Reza Aslan Tells Piers Morgan He Was 'Embarrassed' During Painfully Awkward Fox Interview

Here is a much longer interview on CBC (the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) that is worth listening to

Can you have morality without religion - John Milbank vs. Angie Hobbs

John Milbank - Radical Orthodoxy

Radical Orthodoxy is an intelligent approach to leading a spiritual life. I think they are right about secularism and nihilism but I'm not sure about their concerns over science (in my opinion, science is a method and should not be confused with the philosophical view of materialism). This is an interview from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) series on the myth of the secular. The whole of the series can be found be here. I highly recommend it

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A chakra based meditation on the Trinity (similar to the Jesus Prayer)

The Jesus prayer is often understood as a form of mantra meditation but at more advanced levels it also becomes a form of chakra meditation. This can also be applied to meditating on the Trinity. There are more than three chakras but the main three for our concerns correspond to mind (third eye location), compassion/love (heart location) and body/sexuality/power (about 2 inches below your naval). Meditating on each area enhances corresponding experiences. In mystical Christian terms these three chakras correspond to the Trinity: the body chakra corresponds to our connection to God, the creator, the heart chakra chakra corresponds to our connection to Jesus, and the mind chakra corresponds to our connection to the Holy Ghost. Understood correctly, these all correspond in meaning. To meditate on all three, start by inhaling and exhaling through the body chakra, until you feel a connection, then do the heart chakra and then the mind chakra. Once they are all activated, on inhalation activate first the body, then the heart, then the mind. Exhale through all three together at the same time. Try not to think, just experience