The Best Counsel


by Dale E. Lehman

One of the functions of religion is to provide guidance for life. Among the guidance offered by the Bahá'í Faith is what Bahá'u'lláh calls "the best counsel". In fact, it's a piece of advice given by all religions.

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Discoveries on Titan (and Elsewhere)


by Dale E. Lehman

The landing of the Eurpean Space Agency's Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan gives us pause to reflect upon the nature and power of the human spirit and the discoveries it makes in both the material and spiritual realms.

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The Hiding Place


by Kathleen Kettler Lehman

I first read this classic narrative of life in German-occupied Holland not long after it was first published, in the early 1970s, while we were vacationing at a cousin's house. Corrie ten Boom's story of how she came to be part of the Dutch underground, how her family hid Jews from the Nazis, and how her family's secret eventually was discovered and they were sent first to prison, where her father died, and then to a concentration camp where her sister would die, made a great impression on my fourteen-year-old self.

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The Story of Bahá'u'lláh


by Dale E. Lehman

Every religion begins with a story. The oldest religions tell stories overflowing with symbolism, profound yet probably far removed from actual history. More recent religions such as Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam tell stories that no doubt contain a mix of the historic and the symbolic. By contrast, the history of the Bahá'í Faith is fairly well-known and has been told many times in many ways.

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