Category Archives: Martin Buber

The Heroes of Gwen’s Mind

It wasn’t something Gwen could’ve anticipated. She always had a bright, inquisitive mind. As a result she devoured books. Ideas were her playthings. Sometimes those ideas got along. Often they clashed. Over the years a few ideas became the foundational … Continue reading

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Clash of Heroes

It wasn’t something Gwen could’ve anticipated. She always had a bright, inquisitive mind. As a result she devoured books. Ideas were her playthings. Sometimes those ideas got along. Often they clashed. Over time a few ideas became the foundation of … Continue reading

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Book 2: “I and Thou” by Martin Buber

The second spiritual book everyone must read is Martin Buber’s I and Thou. In his seminal work, Martin Buber reveals a keen understanding of the divine/human relationship. Buber differentiates between two types of relationships: I-it and I-Thou. An I-it relationship … Continue reading

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God as “Thou” instead of “It”

Why is it that people who spend all their life denying God, living defiantly apart from him, also blame him when things go wrong? It seems like God is a commodity, a celestial insurance policy where premiums are optional. When … Continue reading

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