A Worldview in Conflict

Looking at James Redfield’s Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight (This originally appeared in the Spring 2000 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 6) By Sarah Flashing Just imagine . . . You are Indiana Jones on an adventure seeking to discover a lost civilization. On part of the journey, you run through a cave that leads to an exciting, mythical world. Well into the excursion, you race through corridors … Continue reading

Institutional Back Sliding: The Slippery Slope

(This originally appeared in the Spring 2000 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 4) by Pastor Keith Graham The English language has a fine old family of words. One venerable member is “liberality.” The word is synonymous with generosity and big-heartedness. It should bring to our minds those character traits which are the opposite of stinginess, mean spiritedness, and pettiness. Another word sharing the august etymology of liberality is “liberate” – to set … Continue reading

Beware of False Profiteers

(This originally appeared in the Spring 2000 edition of the MCOI Journal) ABC News planned a global extravaganza—live coverage of the turn of the millennium from around the world. We slept through the first wave of the century rollover coverage—even the “end of the world as we know it” takes a back seat to our beauty rest! But in the morning, when we signed on to check our e-mail, we found we had … Continue reading