What I’m giving up for Lent this year.

  Lent falls on Valentine’s Day this year in the Western calendar, and Easter falls on April Fool’s. This feels about right for our current cultural moment, no? I don’t always observe the liturgical calendar of “church seasons”: I didn’t grow up with it. But given this dual alignment of days traditionally associated with renunciation […]

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Heart and Mind Key 4: The Way—A Fourfold Journey of Transformation | Alexander Shaia

Mike’s note: This week, Alexander Shaia takes over the blog! He’s sharing his insights gleaned from a lifetime of studying (and living) personal transformation, closely based on his explosive book Heart and Mind. Enjoy!  Early believers in Jesus the Christ called themselves Followers of The Way. We have tended to understand this identification as generic: simply […]

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Heart and Mind Key 3: Four Historical Dilemmas + The Gospel of Here and Now | Alexander Shaia

Mike’s note: This week, Alexander Shaia takes over the blog! He’s sharing his insights gleaned from a lifetime of studying (and living) personal transformation, closely based on his explosive book Heart and Mind. Enjoy!  The element we’ll discuss today is of enormous significance, providing the reasons why these specific gospels, with their specific ‘discrepancies,’ were composed. […]

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Heart and Mind Key 2: Paul’s Eternal Witness | Alexander Shaia

Mike’s note: This week, Alexander Shaia takes over the blog! He’s sharing his insights gleaned from a lifetime of studying (and living) personal transformation, closely based on his explosive book Heart and Mind. Enjoy!  An often-overlooked element in the composition of the four gospel texts is that each text intertwines two forms of eyewitness: the apostle […]

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Heart and Mind Key 1: The Great Name—Jesus The Christ | Alexander Shaia

Mike’s note: This week, Alexander Shaia takes over the blog! He’s sharing his insights gleaned from a lifetime of studying (and living) personal transformation, closely based on his explosive book Heart and Mind. Enjoy!  This first “key” to human transformation in the Gospels was once a cornerstone of early Christian belief that has over the centuries […]

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