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Questions: Christians Exploring Hinduism in India

November 2, 2021

This listing of questions, created back in 1994, appears in no order of priority. They emerged from having read multiple (toward 55) sources (a few in part, most in full) aware that I would likely eventually focus on interreligious issues and themes during a DMin (Doctor of Ministry) degree program. These questions do not attempt […]

Hindu Influence (as for non-Hindus) within Indian Culture/Religion: A Few Insights

July 3, 2021

I wrote this paper for a course titled “Dynamics of Hindu-Christian Interaction” taught by Prof. Bradley Malkovsky, taken at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN in July of 1995. This study earned credit with my DMin program at Western Theological Seminary. I had in mind insight that might be useful for western Mennonites […]

Interfaith issues for Global Mennonites and Brethren in Christ

February 23, 2021

Focus on Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikh religions Workshop led at Mennonite World Conference, July 2015 Please find the MWC Workshop content with this title on the Website category Mennonite.  

Interfaith Issues for Global Mennonites and Brethren in Christ

Focus on Hindu Buddhist, and Sikh religions Workshop led at Mennonite World Conference, July 2015 Please find the MWC Workshop content with this title on the Website category Mennonite.    

Interfaith Issues for Global Mennonites and Brethren In Christ

Focus on Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh religions Workshop led at Mennonite World Conference, July 2015 Please find the MWC Workshop content with this title on the Website category Mennonite.  

Hinduism: Presentation to a small, Informal, Interfaith Group of Women

February 22, 2021

February 17, 2021, 3:00 p.m. via Google Meet Introduction Never having met this women’s group, I made a few statements of personal introduction about my sincere interest in Hinduism. Time did not permit presenting all of this basic content. Any person who would present this broad content would offer diverse explanations for specific items. I […]

Rhythm within National Religions: Example Hinduism

November 25, 2020

This handout was prepared for my booth about World Religions for Goshen’s Diversity Day that focused Rhythm as the theme. Rhythms exist not only in Sound— like rain falling on a tin roof, large rocks being pounded into smaller stones, three typists creating manuscripts. They also mark Diversity (subdivisions of types) in Repetition, in Color, […]

Response to Readings about Taoism

Written for my second DMin degree begun at Dayton, OH: “Spirituality, Sustainability & Interreligious Dialogue,” May 2005 with Professors Paul Knitter and Jay McDaniel. Having purchased the definitive edition of Tao Te Ching, I decided to supplement that resource with chapters on Taoism that appear in several books that I already own. Not all books […]

Toward Understanding Jewish High Holidays

When Project Director for ecumenical endeavor in Goshen, IN during 2001, I prepared and distributed this bulletin insert for use among area churches. I had received a Worship Renewal Grant from Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, MI with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc. With thanks for an interview with Rabbi Friedland of […]

Interfaith Dialogue

Forthcoming in Mennonite World Conference Courier Because the next Mennonite World Conference (when possible after the pandemic hindrance) is scheduled to meet in Indonesia where Christianity is a minority religion alongside majority Islam, planners wish to have some articles that appear in the publication titled Courier to address Interfaith Dialogue. This piece I submitted in […]