The Divine Pomegranate: One Fruit, Many Seeds by Rev. Susan Shannon, M.Div. January 2009 Rev. Susan Shannon Hinduism began shaping my spiritual heart when I was in my teens, in the streets of Seattle. A group of Hari Krishnas paced and prayed in Pike Place Market, one of my first and
A Journey of Inter-Faith by Rev. Sharon Leman, MLA December 2008 Rev. Sharon Leman Insight into my interfaith journey can be tracked through my understanding of three little words: “We are one.” Starting about six years ago, I found myself drawn to this simple statement. The words represented a distillation of
Born with the Dawn of Every Day By Rev. Wanika K. Stephens April 2015 Presented at the CHI Spring 2015 Ordination Ceremony “Feel that you are born with the dawn of every day; that you nestle in the lap of death when your eyes close in sleep. For, what happens in deep sleep?
Practicing Interfaith by Rev. John Mabry, Ph.D. September 2014 A Sermon delivered at the CHI Interfaith Community Worship Service, July 2014 Rev. Dr. John Mabry In the writings of sufi poet Najat Ozkaya there is a very curious tale. A merchant was traveling alone through the Sinai wilderness on his way
In Search of God, Not a Religion by Rev. Michael Stamper, Ph.D. August 2008 Rev. Michael Stamper Much of my adult life I have been a ‘spiritual seeker.’ The object of my seeking hasn’t always been crystal clear—something to believe in I suppose—and the path taken not always straight and narrow. I
Common Threads in World Religions: The Ethic of Reciprocity by Rev. Nancy Schluntz November 2009 "God has made different religions to suit different aspirations, times, and countries. All doctrines are only so many paths; but a path is by no means God Himself. Indeed, one can reach God if one follows any of