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Paradox of World Religions—Conflict and Peacemaking: How religions might foster more peacemaking and less conflict

March 10, 2022

I gave this presentation at the New Perspectives on Faith gathering, at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, on June 7, 2009. Introduction Thanks to New Perspectives on Faith planners for inviting me to think with you tonight. Thanks also to Judith Davis and Gretchen Nyce for commenting on early drafts of this paper and to John […]

Religious Pluralism, in Brief

February 25, 2022

For the first of a four-session Interreligious Series scheduled at Greencroft Retirement, Goshen, on February 15, 2022, I made this presentation on Religious Pluralism. This was followed by two speeches about Scriptures depicting another important feature of major religions. The series plans to feature Judaism and Islam during the next sessions before a fourth that […]

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 […]