About Mike

Michael Bogart (Mike) is the President of MindCuisine. Mike brings a unique perspective to MindCuisine and to the realm of religious and cultural interaction in that he is a veteran university-level instructor with more than two decades of experience teaching in both secular and Christian institutions such as West Hills Community College, Chapman University, Brandman University, Fresno Pacific University and Excelsior College. Mike has also served as a pastor and, since 2001, as a mentor and trainer of Christian leaders of many denominations in developing countries. Realizing that the competition among Christians and the name-calling between all sorts of groups belonging to the major world religions was counter-productive, Mike developed an overview approach to understanding religious and philosophical ideas which has grown out of his extensive background of teaching world religion. Besides hosting the iKnow Series on world religions, Mike is available as a conference speaker and consultant in these matters.

The Powerful Union of Religion and Marriage.

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According to an article published in the Huffington Post (05-18-13), entitled Why Religious People Marry Despite the Cost, David Briggs cites a study by Brian Hollar in which he found that marriage rates of highly devoted religious people in Europe and North America are declining much more slowly than the …

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Pope Francis I

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What do you think of Pope Francis? Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was introduced to the world on March 13, 2013 as Pope Francis I.  His election was portrayed as a breath of fresh air after recent controversies surrounding the Roman Catholic Church.  Check out this video of his presentation.  What …

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Informal Religious Visit Survey

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Informal findings from Spring, 2013 Introduction to Comparative Religion. I have taught Introduction to Comparative Religion for the past 21 years at a local community college.  Each semester I assign students to report on a visit to a religious service of their own choice, but one which they do not …

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