Category Archives: Literature / Publishing

Norm Phelps (1939–2014)

Norm Phelps died on December 31, 2014. An activist in the promotion of vegetarianism, veganism, and compassion for animals in spiritual traditions, he authored numerous books and articles. He followed both the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and the Unitarian Universalist tradition … Continue reading

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Most Popular Blog Posts in 2014

What makes a popular blog post — one that gets a lot of hits? Sometimes I work carefully on a post that seems timely and relevant, and it goes over like a lead balloon. At other times, I just summarize … Continue reading

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Interview on “Main Street Vegan”

I will be interviewed by Victoria Moran of “Main Street Vegan” on Wednesday, June 18, at 1 pm Mountain Daylight time (that’s noon Pacific, 2 pm Central, and 3 pm Eastern). Most people listen to the podcast rather than the … Continue reading

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Paul and Jesus (review)

Paul and Jesus. How the Apostle Transformed Christianity. James Tabor. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2012. This is a marvelous little book which is basic to understanding the “historical Paul.” It’s so simple, elegant, and straightforward, that after reading it, … Continue reading

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Review of Disciples by Stephen R. Kaufman

Stephen Kaufman wrote the following review of Disciples.  It appeared in the May 15 issue of the e-newsletter of the Christian Vegetarian Association. – – – – – - Nearly all Christians accept without question the assertion that Christianity started … Continue reading

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Review of Disciples in “The Dubious Disciple”

The following review of Disciples appeared in Lee Harmon’s blog “The Dubious Disciple”: – – – – – – – - Wow. I wish I had written this book. Speculative but convincingly argued, it strikes a perfect balance between reason … Continue reading

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Review of “Disciples” in “The Metaphysical Express”

Pat Moauro, the editor of The Metaphysical Express (London, Ontario, Canada), has written a review of Disciples, which is posted below. Pat encourages anyone who wants a copy of this journal to e-mail him at patmor123 (at) gmail (dot) com. … Continue reading

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Talk on “Christianity in the First Century and Today”

If you’re in the Denver area, come hear me give a talk on “Christianity in the First Century and Today” on Sunday, May 4, at the First Universalist Church of Denver, 4101 East Hampden Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80222. It will … Continue reading

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Interview on Mormon Vegetarian Radio

I will be interviewed by Mormon Vegetarian Radio (BlogTalkRadio) on Thursday, May 1, at 8 p. m. Mountain Daylight time (that’s 7 p. m.Pacific, 9 p. m.Central, and 10 p. m. Eastern).  You can go to the above link and … Continue reading

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Review of “Disciples” by Brian Wagner

Here’s another review of Disciples: – – – - Keith Akers’ latest effort, Disciples:  How Jewish Christianity shaped Jesus and Shattered the Church, is a ground-breaking examination of a largely misunderstood period in Christian history.  Akers’ illumination of primary sources … Continue reading

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