God’s power revisited…..

Interesting book that I want to read.....http://goo.gl/tKqgpN A recent book by Thomas Jay Oord that presents God’s love as non-controlling has me thinking about how we might imagine this idea at its fullest extension. Tom’s rigorous way of following this line of thinking to a surprising conclusion left me wondering if we need to exercise … Continue reading God’s power revisited…..


You are probably familiar with the 10 Commandments of from the Bible.  But here from Buddhism are 10 things you should not do | 10 Unwholesome Actions

"The Gospel of John and Christian Origins."  Looks interesting, I shall add to my list.... The author of this fine volume, John Ashton, has written a couple of studies on the fourth Gospel, including Understanding the Fourth Gospel (Oxford University Press, 1991; 2nd ed. 2007) and Studying John: Approaches to the Fourth Gospel (Oxford University … Continue reading

The Empty Bell

Welcome! The Empty Bell is a sanctuary for the study and practice of Christian meditation and prayer. Our purpose is to learn about the history and practice of the Christian contemplative way as rooted in the Gospels, and to explore its common ground with other ancient Wisdom teachings. We give special attention to the Christian-Buddhist … Continue reading The Empty Bell


ReKnew Throughout the world, people are re-thinking what they thought they knew about the Christian faith. It is an age, it seems, in which many believers and skeptics alike are dissatisfied with the status quo.  Questions increasingly outnumber answers, and faith feels harder and harder to hold....