Brad Tyndall has been a God seeker most of his life. He served as an acolyte growing up Episcopalian and became charismatic for a year or two at the end of high school. After some minor explorations beyond Christianity, and six years with Muslims, Christians, and Hindus in Europe, the Middle East,, and East Africa, he returned to the United States and attended Unity and Methodist churches, and became an elder in the First Christian Church in Neosho, Missouri. He has recently embraced Catholicism and revels in its wealth of mystical practices, and he occasionally attends mass at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado. Brad teaches sustainable economics at Colorado Mountain College, where he is also the vice president of academic affairs. He has a PhD in environmental economics and international trade and a master’s degree in agricultural and natural resource economics. He has studied Arabic and French at the Université de Strasbourg, France, and learned Arabic and much about Islam as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Sudan and as an economist in Yemen. He was a Fulbright Fellow in Kenya. Brad has presented on the “Loving Side of Islam” since the tragedy of September 11, 2001. He lives with his family in the mountains of Colorado.
Mysticismis the belief and spiritual discipline aiming at the union with God, the Divine through deep contemplative or meditative practices.
Just as the definition of mysticism is the union with God, it then too is indirectly defined as union with one another in this selfsame Love.
We are called to unity, not division.
Sometimes people think that connecting to God is a single narrow path, a razor’s edge, involving solely the clearing of one’s mind. Blessedly, the avenues to the mystical union with God are many. In exploring the hearts Christianity, Islam, and Judaism we can find manyways to open our hearts and minds to Joy, Love, Comfort and Understanding.