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.

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Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference.
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Can we take a big, spiritual step forward without pulling way back?
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It's pretty great to let our guard down among like-minded friends.
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Blue Ocean World : Finding New Ways to Connect with God
Most people who stick with faith find that forms which are very important for them along the journey fade as fresh pathways...
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Justice and joyfulness can seem at odds, but perhaps they start from the same place.
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Blue Ocean World: What Dying Teaches Us About Living
It turns out that the standard wisdom about relationships offering the meaning of life is even more true than we gave it...
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Blue Ocean World: More Joy is a Good Thing
The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu know a whole lot about finding joy in a life surrounded by suffering. (A hint: It...
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Blue Ocean World: Rethinking Tolkien and Lewis.
Have your first impressions of Tolkien and Lewis changed?
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Blue Ocean World:  It's Shocking How Hard We Are on Ourselves
David McKee, a counselor and Benedictine oblate, draws some fascinating connections between our ability to learn compassion...
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Everyone has self-image issues tied in with eating.
Everyone has self-image issues tied in with eating. Amy Carlson has talked around the country about joyful ways through...
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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...
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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...
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