Zen teacher and Unitarian Universalist minister James Ishmael Ford often speak of his “physiology of faith.” He says he has a Buddhist brain, a Christian heart, and a Rationalist’s stomach. These days he finds the heart leading a bit more than the other aspects of his life. Still rooted in Zen’s radical nonduality, its expression for him is, well, messy. He says he doesn’t believe (in what people usually think of as God) but he believes with all his being in the Mass. He will talk some about his life and practice and what he thinks it might mean, and he hopes others have thoughts to share on the matter of our lives and our deaths and the strange and wondrous that dances between.