Dale Ahlquist

Two Different Views of the Story of Emmaus

Dale Ahlquist

Okay, the big news at our house is that we finally remodeled the only room in the house that we had not remodeled since we moved in 18 years ago. It was the guest bathroom. For those who like the Baroque style, the old bathroom may still have held some charm. Old is not bad. Old can be good. The 1650s were not bad. But this was the 1970s interpretation of the 1650s, wherein we understand the distinction between “antique” ... (Continue reading)

Where have all the new religions gone?

Dale Ahlquist

It's been a while since anyone started a new religion. It's not as easy as you think. You have to get a believable number of people to believe that you have some special insight into ultimate things. In recent times, we call these clusterings “cults” (though, like so much of our modern English usage, it is the wrong word), and they center around one charismatic (also the wrong word) individual, who calls all the shots. They generally do not last ... (Continue reading)

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