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I am a long time on the road of spirituality. I am a Christian as long as I can think. But the road widened with my theological studies. One important role played Meister Eckhart, the master of spirituality! Nowadays he is becoming modern again, therefore I reserved him an expanded space in this book. If you understand him, on the one hand you will better understand the current discussions between Christian faith and Zen-Buddhism, on the other hand you will experience a great enrichment for your spiritual life.
But that’s not all what you can find in this book. You can join me on my own spiritual journey, because you find a lot of my most important thoughts and texts here. Some you may already know from my blog but in my opinion that is not so bad. For I have gathered here the highlights and key texts, so to speak “the cream of the crop” of my pieces of wisdom, creeds and sermons. There is also a German book of me with the same title on the market: “Gott und Zen”. It also gives you an overview of my work. But it contains in large part entirely different texts. If you speak German you will benefit by reading the German version too. And vice versa: Germans with good English skills will benefit of this English edition too.

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I don’t say too much, when I say, that you as reader are holding my life book in hands.
When I started about 20 years ago to write down my feelings and thoughts, I hadn’t a clue which important influence the writing would have on me.
Frequently we are captured in a tangle mess of emotions, moods and thoughts. When we then write them down, we can finally think – and feel – clearly. Just in times of crisis the writing proofed to be release and true blessing.
Who am I? Where do I come from? What is life about? What can I still believe today?
These questions has always been moving me since and are still moving me today. I don’t try to give academic answers, but the texts are arosen from concrete life situations. In a lot of them it’s about “pure survival”. Originally I didn’t intend to publish my texts at all.
But maybe, you look, similar to me, for answers. I would be glad if you find here something for you!

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We are living in troubled times. Terror and disasters have shocked Germany and the world. But we needn’t to despair when we think of tomorrow. Therefore not because God lives. These experiences haven’t only made the authors of the psalms in the bible, but countless humans experienced comfort and hope for their lives through the psalms. Yes, that is true, I’m not alone but in God’s hand. I know many people who can’t do anything with the bible, but who in spite of that love and honor the psalms. Here people “like you and me” talk, cry, shout, sue, pray and despair, of themselves, of their life situations, of God. That is no smart talk from the pulpit, but here in many texts it is about pure survival. The psalms are not political correct or conform to society, but come directly from the heart of the praying man. They frankly say and mean it so: “Pest and Cholera”, “death and doom” for the enemies, for the powerful and godless. That is pre-Christian, pre-humanistic, archaic. I translated the psalms, which you can find here by myself. In doing so, I was more interested in my own experiences of faith, which influenced my translation of the psalms, than in textual accuracy. I interpreted the psalms that way that everybody can pray them. God opens his arms for every human, who comes in his distress to him – no matter if Skeptic, Jew, Muslim or Christian. Let yourself be touched by the psalms. I would be glad, if they could help you right then to talk to God, when your life circumstances have made you speechless.

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We live in a time of breaks. The omnipresence of the internet, the imminent loss of personal freedom, elderly poverty and overpopulation, climate change, terrorism, the decay of any moral values, the loss of the own identity to sexuality and luxury, the God Loss of the modern human. That are only a few keywords which can scare us. For me these phenomena are a sign for that we are at the end of the end time. But there is no place for resignation and despondency. Just as little as for a senseless dance at the brim of the erupting volcano. I illuminate with my sermons our present situation and show that we in face of the breaks in our society not have to become desperate but can go hopefully into the future to change it actively with our actions. Thereby God stands in the center, who became in Jesus Christ humanly and powerless. He offers us reconciliation.

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You haven’t necessarily to be a theologian to be able to understand the “Sermon on the Mount” of Jesus’ parables.Trivial stories for simple people, migrant workers, tax collectors, prostitutes. For the righteous and the sinners.
We can’t witness the miracles first hand, but the stories by Jesus are simple and understandable for those who listen to them with open hearts. Unfortunately we have to miss the charisma of the storyteller Jesus. I only can imagine how he betokened with shining eyes and a burning heart, with wide arm movements, the greatness of God’s love and mercy, how he sat to the feet of the poorest, and how he draw with his fingers pictures in the sand to make his stories more vivid.
Jesus simply comes along, a wandering preacher with dusty feet and unwashed hands and forgives sins. That he does with God’s power. And everything what he is doing becomes to a sign as God means it with his humans. Jesus sees the essential, because he knows God’s heart. The dirty hands during the meal don’t make the human impure, but what comes out of his mouth, bad words out of a bad heart, they make the human impure. The commandments are for the humans not against them. Therefore he heals at the Sabbat and picks with his disciples grain from the field. The theologians haven’t the last word, but let the little children come to me, for they understand God’s realm. With Jesus everything suddenly becomes quite simple. Love God and your Next like your Self. That’s it. Even a faith as small as a mustard seed can set mountains. Don’t worry about tomorrow, but trust in God. Jesus himself was deeply anchored in the Jewish piety. He knew God as a son knows his father.

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During the reading of Luther’s Catechisms and the Heidelberg Catechism I noticed how much seemed to me incomprehensible, and that although I have studied theology. Sure, my few pages cannot compare themselves with these gigantic works. And here the title “The Small Dresden Catechism”, in dependance on Luther’s “Small Catechism” with mention the point of origin like “The Heidelberg” maybe comes along a little bit cocky, but I have tried like them, to say the eternal message of God, who shows us in Christ his human face, into the presence.

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