AMAZON Kindle EBOOK: Figuring out Your Faith
This is important, useful reading particularly if you have a conservative Christian affiliation or background or are have friends or family who do. It includes Howard’s personal story–an unusual one illustrating many of the key points of the book.
For purposes of this Natural Spirituality blog, I began it as "spiritual but not religious" but, since about 2010, I have re-embraced my Christian roots -- this time as a "Progressive Christian" under a very different view of God and the Bible, etc. than my upbringing and many adult years until about 1995. I don't much like labels; tolerate them as a necessary "evil". I believe we are all "religious" in the broadest sense, as well as "spiritual." My community involvement is more about a "philosophy of life" and meaningful action that includes the spiritual than about religion as usually meant. My intellectual life includes a strong interest in both historical issues (especially Christian origins) and theological ones. I am intent on applying both of these to current life issues, so am not into "intellectual games" for their own sake.
I do have extensive "formal schooling" in psychology, counseling, theology and religious education. Beyond such academics, I have great natural curiosity and a strong desire to contribute to people's growth toward spiritual freedom and maturity and the benefit that brings to society. I am an optimist seeking to support deeper mutual understanding, respect and humanitarian cooperation among people of all levels and types of religion/spirituality.