The Desert Sanctuary

Spirit * Soul * Body

I was a pastor for 20 years, but I never really considered myself a theologian. When something puzzled me or interested me, I would do some research and try to find understanding. Often, I was more interested in what made people work than proving a religious point of contention. But, over the past few years …

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Allow me to inatroduce you to one of my fellow Quoir authors.  His new book is called Shame: An UnConventional Memoir.   We talk about his book and how shame affected his life and how he eventually went of a journey of reconstruction and rebuilding of his emotional and spiritual life. Find the book on Amazon! …

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Brandon Vedder is an award winning documentary filmmaker. Brandon’s career began touring with and making films about musicians. His early days had him shooting for concert film’s like Pearl Jam: Live at the Garden. In 2013, alongside Transcendental Media, Brandon produced, edited and shot the acclaimed documentary La Source, narrated by Academy Award nominated actor, Don Cheadle. …

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(Thought I’d give you a few updates) The Tea Shop   If any of you read my last book, Apparent Faith:  What Fatherhood Taught Me About the Father’s Heart, you might have read the chapter called “The Tea Shop.”   It’s about a chance encounter with a Buddhist man in Taiwan when we went to buy a tea pot.  …

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For over 20 years, I held my theology close to my chest.  There were some things that were considered “essentials.”  I often recited what is usually attributed to Augustine, “In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”  Essentials are considered by many groups as the things that are written in stone—we don’t change …

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