The Desert Sanctuary

Spirit * Soul * Body

David Hayward is a cartoonist, author and teacher knows as the Naked Pastor. Today, we talked about his work, including his work with the Lasting Supper online community and especially his 10 statements about spiritual independence.  It exists: To help people become and remain spiritually independent. His website: The Naked Pastor     Oh wow, my book, Apparent …

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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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After listening to Jason Elam and his conversation with Wm. Paul Young on the Messy Spirituality podcast, we were inspired to get vulnerable and talk about some things. We ventured into: Dr. Paul Fitzgerald’s 3 keys to healing from shame. How shame isolates in the organized church The system of organized religion and how we …

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After listening to Jason Elam and his conversation with Wm. Paul Young on the Messy Spirituality podcast, we were inspired to get vulnerable and talk about some things. We ventured into: Dr. Paul Fitzgerald’s 3 keys to healing from shame. How shame isolates in the organized church The system of organized religion and how we …

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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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