The Western Mystical Path

What is mysticism? Simply put, mysticism is the practice or pursuit of a path to the spirit. The term “Mystery” derives from the Greek word “mysterion” (plural mysteria μυστήρια) which means the practice of an experience of a reality surpassing normal human understanding, a spiritual reality perceived as essential to the nature of life. It… Continue reading The Western Mystical Path

Significance of 153 Fish in John 21

by Duccio

Why 153 Fish? Let’s start with the scene in John 21:10-11 [King James Version], “Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.’ So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of fish, a hundred and fifty three of them; and although there were so many, the… Continue reading Significance of 153 Fish in John 21

How I Became So Interested in How Christianity Spread So Easily in the World

by Duccio

My ancestors were often Congregational ministers. I even have roots that go to the Mayflower. This background led me, in my early teens, to wonder how it was that Christianity spread so easily if what spread is the same as what one meets in churches today. To get a handle on this question, I had… Continue reading How I Became So Interested in How Christianity Spread So Easily in the World