The commute to and from Berkeley is pretty exhausting — and it’s only Wednesday!  I hope to write more in the coming weeks on some of the readings we are engaging.  For now, I offer this quotation from Donald E. Miller’s Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium:

…there seems to be something deep within the human spirit that seeks self-transcending experiences and an ultimate grounding for the meaning of life.  When established religions do not serve these needs, religious innovation occurs (4).