The Boston Declaration

Our most recent post, by the Rev. Peter Olsen, asked if we need “a Barmen Declaration for our time.”  Days later, a group of scholars and clergy published the Declaration below.   To see the original signatories, and to sign the Declaration yourself, please visit https://thebostondeclaration.com. —  The Editors   Occasion As followers of Jesus, the Jewish … Continue reading The Boston Declaration

A Barmen Declaration for our Time?

Rev. Peter Olsen   From May 29th-31st 1934 the Confessional Synod of the German Evangelical Church met in Barmen, Germany to address false teachings propagated by the “German Christians” appointed by the Nazis to administer the Protestant churches under the Reich. Organized in 1932, the German Christian movement was driven by nationalistic ideology permeated with … Continue reading A Barmen Declaration for our Time?

Undomesticated Buddha

    Santikaro Upasaka When we enter into a Buddhist path of life, whatever the entryway – meditation, study of the teachings, serving community, ritual – we learn to bring the Buddha home. The more at home Buddha is in us, the more vibrant and profound our spiritual life will be. In my own life … Continue reading Undomesticated Buddha