Welcome to Jesus 2.0

It doesn’t matter how you landed on this page. Say, someone forwarded you a link. Or you read something I wrote and found yourself interested enough to click on through to this oddly-titled website. However you found me, you’re here. This is not a coincidence, right? So I start with the following question:

Can Jesus really be my Guru?

This question — answering it, living it — is a starting point of a personal relationship with the Jesus of Christian scripture. It’s the most authentic way I can seriously undertake a relationship with Jesus as God.

What follows is a collection of posts I’ve chosen that, when read together, give a good introduction to this site’s purpose and to me. I invite you to click through to Essential T2L and enjoy.

Can Jesus really be my Guru? I’m going to find out. It’s the beginning of my personal relationship with Jesus and I’m excited. I’ll always speak the truth as I know it. No doubt some of my views will change and evolve. As the Trappist monk, Ft. Thomas Keating, said: “One’s idea of God changes as one’s own consciousness matures.” The only promise I make:

This is not your grandma’s Jesus.

Recent Posts

Why revenge makes us feel worse in the long run

Found this article, “Why getting even may make you feel worse in the long run,” in the Washington Post last month. Are we surprised? Really? Money quote: People are motivated to seek revenge — to harm someone who has harmed...
December 5, 2017

Waking up: what does it mean, really?

The fourteenth-century Christian mystic Meister Eckhart said, “Whoever perceives something in God and attaches thereby some name to him, that is not God. God is ineffable.” And as the great Christian apologist of last century, C.S. Lewis, proclaimed, “Not my...
December 3, 2017

Essential T2L Posts

My story . . .

A Crash Course in Waking Up Three and a half decades ago, when I was 21, I became HIV positive. By the time I turned 25, I’d been given a prognosis of three years or less to live. Little did...
December 1, 2017

Please, don’t call me Christian

Try as I might, I just can’t envision a scenario where I would ever again identify as Christian. The word is so irredeemably toxic to my mind that any of the light it once held for me has long since...
December 1, 2017

Videos

The power of being vulnerable (VIDEO)

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston. She has spent the past sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers. Brené’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is...
December 1, 2017

What happens when science goes to rehab (VIDEO)

If you’re a hardcore 12 stepper who believes your program is the only way to get clean, I’ll be frank. This talk is really going to piss you off. Or if you are like the majority of my readers — not an...
December 1, 2017

Essays

Waking up: what does it mean, really?

The fourteenth-century Christian mystic Meister Eckhart said, “Whoever perceives something in God and attaches thereby some name to him, that is not God. God is ineffable.” And as the great Christian apologist of last century, C.S. Lewis, proclaimed, “Not my...
December 3, 2017

My story . . .

A Crash Course in Waking Up Three and a half decades ago, when I was 21, I became HIV positive. By the time I turned 25, I’d been given a prognosis of three years or less to live. Little did...
December 1, 2017