Tag Archives: Abraham Joshua Heschel

The Joys of Doubting

When I was growing up Catholic, questioning aspects of my faith was frowned on, even at times suggested to be sinful. And yet at an early age I questioned, perhaps because of trying to make sense of early tragedies in … Continue reading

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On Finding the Sacred in the Secular

I have come to believe that one does not have to go to a church, synagogue, or mosque to encounter the Sacred. This picture is one I took of one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever experienced — … Continue reading

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On The Coalition of Callousness

Writing in 1962, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel used the phrase “coalition of callousness” when describing a major societal impediment to social consciousness. He reiterated this concept in his efforts to encourage others to protest both racial inequality and the Viet … Continue reading

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On Reading the Bible a Third Time

A while back, I wrote a piece on experiencing God and noted that I had not found God in the Bible. My daughter Becky challenged me on this observation and, upon reflection, she was right. I have met God in the … Continue reading

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On Finding God through Baseball

I have been reading an interesting book titled Baseball as a Road to God by John Sexton. Dr. Sexton (who also happens to be president of NYU) has been teaching a popular seminar of the same name for some years. In … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts On Experiencing God

An articulate, deeply spiritual  young man asked me the other day where and when I experience God. For him, his clearest experience of God occurs when he writes poetry. I’ve written here at various times of different experiences I’ve had … Continue reading

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On Spiritual Mentors: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Recently my wife and I were watching the very excellent CNN series on the 60s. One segment focused on the issue of race and paid attention to the great work of Martin Luther King. I became excited as Dr. King’s … Continue reading

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On Reading the Bible

As I mentioned in my last posting, this past year I’ve been reading the Bible. The book I used divided the Bible into daily readings including a piece from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament, a reading from Psalms, … Continue reading

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