Faith Matters: Choices


A Jewish rabbi, Buddhist nun, and an Evangelical pastor explore their perspectives about the power of our daily choices.

Topic:       Choices


  • Rabbi Richard Litvak (Jewish Reform)

  • Venerable Tenzin Chogyki (Buddhist)

  • Pastor Jesse West (Evangelical)

Each of us makes decisions everyday that impacts our lives and those around us.  Our ability to make conscious decisions is often seen as a distinctive of our humanity.  But different world views and spiritual traditions see human choices differently. Topics discussed in this program include:

• Do human beings have the ability to make free choices, or are our choices pre-determined?

• What is the relationship between our choices and spirituality?

• What is the relationship between our choices and the consequences of our choices?

• Can there be forgiveness for the bad choices we make?