April-June 2000

Volume 12, Number 2




In Light of Sin

N.M. Landaiche III C*NAQ is honored to feature this piece! While N.M. Landaiche is neither a practicing nor believing Christian, here he delves into the effects of the concept of sin in his life -- born of his Roman Catholic upbringing and his place in a culturally Christian society -- and realizes the significance sin continues to hold in his very identity. This is a "must read," especially for those who might otherwise question the deep, personal relevance of sin in our contemporary consciousness.

On Studying the Power of Prayer

A Theological Perspective

Bruce G. Epperly The Reverend Bruce G. Epperly explores recent scientific studies into the medical value of prayer from a theological viewpoint. This is a vital piece for any who wishes to evaluate, from a spiritual point of view, scientific evidence of prayer's influence on health outcomes.

A Pensive Pause

Mother's Day

John W. Groff, Jr. Father John W. Groff, Jr. offers a compassionate look at a daughter's coming to terms with the grief and guilt brought on by seeing her mother's progressive decline from Alzheimer's disease.The gift of grace provided by this otherwise devastating unfolding of event displays the purposeful and ever-meaningful nature of love.

A Peek Between the Covers

Gary E. Headley Our "Peek Between the Covers" will feature a series of short reviews on a New Age selection through the eyes of Gary E. Headley. Among other titles, Gary peeks at Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers by Thich Nhat Hanh and Miracles of Mind: Exploring Non-local Consciousness and Spiritual Healing by Russell Targ with Jane Katra, Ph.D. This is a smorgasbord readers won't want to miss!

Jesus, A Married Man?

L. David Moore Here David Moore overviews the past decades of scholarly works dedicated to exploring the questions of whether or not Jesus married and, if so, then fathered children. The focus of Moore's presentation is Laurence Gardner's Bloodline of the Holy Grail, which sets out to establish that Jesus not only married, but also fathered children whose lineage is traceable through royal and Celtic annals. Moore goes on to speculate about the importance to his own understanding of Christianity of a Christ who participated in the most human of activities: marriage and fatherhood.

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