05-05-17 Get To The Promised Land Without Wondering 40 Years In The Wilderness– A conversation with Reverend Michael Schulenberg.
What is the promised land? Could it be that a militant agnostic could learn practical tools from sacred scriptures?
Reverend Michael Schulenberg is an Episcopal priest. Mike graduated from the same college as did I, Trinity College, in 1963. We met again, a full 50 years following our graduation, at a talk I gave. After my talk, Michael came up and insisted upon giving me a copy of a recent book of his. He said that he felt an enormous similarity between his book and the ideas that I had just spoken on. I felt my eyebrows go up – that this devout minister who, over the span of 34 years, had served as a parish priest for four different churches. What can he possibly have in common with a militant atheist like me?
Well, when I read it I was deeply moved. I have spent the last 40+ years trying to answer, through scientific study and mathematical reasoning, such questions as “What is healing,” “What is Life and “How can we access our deepest healing power and wisdom to transform our lives.” It was deeply fulfilling to discover that Mike, through the deep study, practice, and devotion to the teachings of a Christian church, had in essence come to the same conclusions.
In this episode we each share our perspective, and you will see how incredibly they match up. You will also have an opportunity to experience the love at the core of the relationship between these old friends. An intimate, honest, compassionate, and moving experience of what Mike and I feel is the deepest of human wisdoms and the key to living the life you came here to lead.
About The Reverend Michael Schulenberg:
Born in 1941 in Red Wing, MN; 1963 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT, with a B.A. in Economics. He then attended the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, MA, graduating in 1969 with a Bachelor of Divinity Degree. Ordained a Deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1969 and became a priest in 1970. He served four churches as a parish priest over a time-span of nearly 34 years, retiring from active ministry at the end of 2002.