Progress can never be correlated to amassing of material wealth or sense pleasures and nor can it have anything to do with attainment of conducive circumstances in life. In fact progress is totally de...
The word yoga brings to mind, especially in the West a system of exercises or meditation to keep the body and mind healthy. But yoga is actually a philosophy, one of the six ancient schools of philoso...
On a chilly overcast Saturday morning on November 18, 2006, in our Nations capital, a potentially historic gathering of a few, committed, thoughtful progressive Christians gathered in the Washington P...
Utilitarianism is a moral theory that gained popularity in the early 1800's and still influences many of our decisions today. On the face of it, it is pretty simple. The catchphrase of Utilitarianis...
"Father Paul, you cannot possibly be telling me that an Episcopal priest has been taken in by fundamentalist theology?" Terese incredulously asked the new Assistant to the Rector at St. Mary's Episcop...
In a previous article I discussed Classic or Act Utilitarianism, if you are unfamiliar with these terms you may want to go back and read it. This article will be over John Stuart Mill's version of Ut...
The greatest shifts in American culture tend to originate from the media, but even something as innocuous as a saying can drive a cultural change. One saying in particular seems to epitomize a cultura...
A vegan is a person who avoids as far as possible the use of any animal products for nourishment or for any other purpose. Depending on one's level of commitment this can include not using certa...
A typical solar system will reduce the need for conventional water heating by about two-thirds. Often the plumbing from a solar heater connects to a houses existing water heater, which stays inactive ...
Organic food is expensiveUnfortunately, at the moment retailers are charging artificially high prices. I was in Tesco last week which is a rare occurrence as I shop locally where possible, and I nearl...