regret to inform you that, as of March 24, 2018, Beyond
Religion will no longer be responding to mail from the
public, and will not be publishing any new stories.
However, since we have one of the largest collections
of spiritual stories on the web, we will continue to
remain online so that the public might have access to
these stories. Thank you for your interest in our site,
Beyond Religion, over the years.
am a former Presbyterian minister who served the Christian
church for over forty years. Yet, I am now convinced
that organized religion is not the final truth in our
search for God. Rather, it is the grammar school of
faith, an important stage in our spiritual education
but one from which we must eventually graduate.
site is dedicated to the kinds of spiritual experiences
which are often considered outside the bounds of mainline
Death Communication, Angel
and Visions,and Reincarnation.
you see the problems which organized religion has caused-
"holy" wars, religious extremism, bigotry
against women and gays, intolerance of other religious
traditions- you realize that religion is often motivated
by politics rather than by love, that it is driven by
fear and prejudice instead of a true understanding of
the nature of God.
the biggest problem with much of Christianity is that
it is trapped by its own past. It jealously defends
its view of what God did in ancient times while turning
a blind eye to what God is doing today.
This site provides a new vision of God's daily presence
in our lives. God's revelation did not end with the
closing of the biblical canon. The God of Abraham and
Moses and Jesus is doing equally remarkable things in
our own day, and the writings of the Psalmist and Isaiah
and Paul are matched by equally inspired writers today
who are currently producing the sacred scriptures of
There are a number of stories on this site, most of
which contain the experiences of people I know personally.
These stories demonstrate the activity of God in today’s
world and show us a larger truth than what is being
taught by the traditional church. With these stories,
we hope to inspire those of you who are interested in
going Beyond Religion, and to provide a place where
you can share your own stories.
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