Blue Ocean World

Blue Ocean World takes a look at current affairs, culture and religion and how those things connect with the big questions of life. Join Blue Ocean Faith's Dave Schmelzer and others for lively discussion, interviews and stories.

Christians Exploring Other Religions
Maybe we each have a threshold for exploration that's important to discover and honor?
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Are there ways in which Christians and Buddhists have a common cause, spiritually?
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The great spiritual traditions offer us the chance to be present to our actual lives. But to do this requires the risk of letting obligations and burdens go.
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In today's world, having no judgment in our hearts feels revolutionary, but is it possible or even desirable?
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How can Christians have voices in the public sphere apart from only the most conservative of them?
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Big-time theorist Ken Wilber thinks that liberals created Donald Trump and our big political divisions...and also that liberals have the only way forward.
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Being single in churches is famously challenging--but it does offer opportunities
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Episode 120: Francine Kiefer on the Midterms
Francine Kiefer, the congressional correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, is amazingly comforting when you're freaking out over our crazy political reality.
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In churches it's sometimes said that Jesus is the answer to every question. That has importantly different meanings at different places of one's journey of faith.
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Many people, moving out of a rigid church world, have ongoing problems seeing the Bible as helpful to them in their new experience of life. But are there other ways to see it?
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Seeing our lives from a mythic perspective turns out to be the risky road to experiencing joy
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Here are some ideas I'd guess you haven't thought of about what churches might be like.
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Here's what might be the most helpful perspective about finding peace (and God) in jarring times that you'll find.
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You have more going for you than you think.
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Church leaders are more likely to be "done with church" than casual attendees are. Here are some first explanations of why
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