Re-wiring for Love

In a previous post, I wrote of “re-wiring” the brain so that the principle of natural selection operating through dominance and destruction is no longer one’s primary motivator or orientation, having been replaced by the primary orientation to love. Continuing to use Theissen’s evolutionary model, I want to consider now how that might be accomplished.…

“Primitive Christianity Revived”

William Penn expressed the self-understanding of the early Quaker movement in the phrase “primitive Christianity revived.” Given the long history and wide prevalence of mainstream Christianity, it is understandable that we might misunderstand what the Friends meant by “primitive Christianity.” They were not speaking of a system, or proto-system, of doctrine, hierarchy, and cult. Rejecting…