Cerberus | Chapter 10: Cerberus Speaks

October 13, 2019

I had spent years studying Western philosophers who described what happened when they turned their attention in on itself. Now I had to become the active agent rather than the passive reader. So I created my own exercise.

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Cerberus | Chapter 9: St. Paul A.M.E.

October 6, 2019

Thanks to these ongoing experiences in this church, I found what I didn’t know I was looking for until it showed up inside me, namely, an inner sense of being an adored and deeply communal self.

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Cerberus | Chapter 8: The Glades

September 28, 2019

I easily identified Pastor Hughes’ elegantly simple formula for creating feel-good emotions in us. He had stoked and then quelled our anxiety in the name of God.

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Cerberus | Chapter 7: Cerberus at Church

September 21, 2019

Had I trained my students to cut out feelings until the heart went numb? Were my faculty colleagues doing the same thing to their students? Were we manufacturing ministers who created corpse cold Sunday services?

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Why Love Beyond Belief Today?

October 2, 2018

Progressives lack the intensity, resources, and infrastructure. We suffer from this deficit disorder because most of us treat religion like good or bad ideas. Religion is really about feelings.

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