Buddha and Jesus: Who Were They? (Part 3 – Ministry)

In this series, we’ve been comparing Buddha and Jesus in order to get into a better position to evaluate whether claims about their similarity hold up under scrutiny. So far, Continue reading “Buddha and Jesus: Who Were They? (Part 3 – Ministry)”

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Buddha and Jesus: Who Were They? (Part 2 – Pre-Ministry Life)

My goal in this blog series is to compare the teachings of Buddha and Jesus in order to see how closely they align. Before I get into controversial waters, it is absolutely Continue reading “Buddha and Jesus: Who Were They? (Part 2 – Pre-Ministry Life)”

Buddha and Jesus: Who Were They? (Part 1 – The Chosen Mothers)

To start off this series, I thought it reasonable to go to the beginning. Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) and Jesus (the Christ) were both born. So, how similar were the Continue reading “Buddha and Jesus: Who Were They? (Part 1 – The Chosen Mothers)”

Buddha and Jesus: Where My Investigation Began

In 2013, I visited Cambodia. The predominance of Buddhism in the country was apparent to me as an American. Instead of churches and crosses, there were orange-robed monks Continue reading “Buddha and Jesus: Where My Investigation Began”

How Pulling Weeds Will Help You Increase Your Influence

In order to enact lasting change, we need to first learn how to maintain that change within ourselves. From there, we have the opportunity to increase our responsibility. Continue reading “How Pulling Weeds Will Help You Increase Your Influence”

Three Ways to Change a Person’s Convictions

Convictions are rooted in the combination of core values and beliefs. We all have convictions not only about how things actually are in the world, but about how things Continue reading “Three Ways to Change a Person’s Convictions”