Bryan Martin

spiritual leader, St. Patrick's Community Church, Independent
Fresno, CA, United States

About Bryan

Bio

I am a preacher and I'd like to save the world. Not theologically, but literally and in spite of my limitations. Sooner or later it is all going away, I hope later. Nevertheless I can't wait, I'm acting now. I'm not an engineer so I can't build a spaceship to take us to a safer place. But I can inspire you to love others so we can work together to make it safer. I actually believe that if we loved each other we could solve all the world's problems and find safety for at least long enough to prepare for the next apocalyptic event. M. Teresa said we should start at home. I am doing that and helping other's to do it also.

Areas of Expertise

Preaching, Counseling, Sales training

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Bryan Martin
Posted almost 3 years ago
John Lloyd: An animated tour of the invisible
Why are we here? One thing is for sure, people can think about it, unlike most other living beings. I think we, that is "people" are in trouble on this planet. Future generations certainly face a bleak future from cosmic or human made calamity. Since we can think about it then perhaps we are here, in our present state of development, to help future generations survive. I wonder what we can do to help them survive? That is something to think about, even though they are invisible to us.
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Bryan Martin
Posted almost 3 years ago
Karen Armstrong: Let's revive the Golden Rule
The Golden Rule and its proponents have been around longer than Jesus, but what has been the results? Just embracing the saying or even endorsing it has failed as much as religion, maybe even worse because an unfulfilled promise of compassion is a betrayal. It was a New Testament writer who said "Faith without works is dead." And so The Golden Rule without action is mere spiritual hype. Nice words, nice thoughts, ho hum. Show me your acts of compassion! And certain something more that meditating about it! What the world needs is not those who say "Live by the golden rule!" But those who actually do it. Fortunately there are many, far too few, but many nevertheless. These are the ones to listen to and emulate. Spirituality for many is merely self pleasuring. True religion is actually caring for widows and orphans.
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Bryan Martin
Posted about 3 years ago
E.O. Wilson: Advice to young scientists
Beside learning the language of calculus, scientist must master the language of religion. Disappointing it was that not a word regarding religion (or "soft" science for that matter) was mentioned in this talk, and this with billions of people, innumerable culture immersed in it. The onus is on science (all disciplines) to speak to, know and understand the idiocracies of faith. How else will an impact be made?