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Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 30, 2016

You Belong

Everything Belongs: Week 1 You Belong Wednesday, November 30, 2016 I believe that we have no real access to who we fully are except in God. Only when we rest in God can we find the safety, the spaciousness, and the scary freedom to be who we are, all that we are, and much more… Continue Reading You Belong

November 29, 2016

God Must Belong Too

Everything Belongs: Week 1 God Must Belong Too Tuesday, November 29, 2016 All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas [or Richard or Joan or Sam] or the world or life or death or the present or the future. All of them belong to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs… Continue Reading God Must Belong Too

November 28, 2016

Mature Spirituality

Everything Belongs: Week 1 Mature Spirituality Monday, November 28, 2016 As I shared yesterday, Ken Wilber sees religion as having two primary functions. The first is to create “meaning for the separate self.” The second and mature function of religion is to help individuals transcend that very self. [1] Great religion seeks full awareness and… Continue Reading Mature Spirituality

November 27, 2016

What Keeps Everything from Belonging?

Everything Belongs: Week 1 What Keeps Everything from Belonging? Sunday, November 27, 2016 As we’ve explored over the last several weeks—through reflections on the Cosmic Christ, Nature, and the Perennial Tradition—there is no meaningful separation between sacred and secular, physical and psychic, human and divine. They are two sides of one coin. There is within… Continue Reading What Keeps Everything from Belonging?

November 26, 2016

The Perennial Tradition Weekly Summary

The Perennial Tradition Summary: Sunday, November 20-Friday, November 25, 2016 The Perennial Tradition recognizes there is a Divine Reality underneath and inherent in the world of things; there is in the human soul a natural capacity, similarity, and longing for this Divine Reality; the final goal of existence is union with this Divine Reality. (Sunday)… Continue Reading The Perennial Tradition Weekly Summary

November 25, 2016


The Perennial Tradition Oneing Friday, November 25, 2016 We must finally go back to the ultimate Christian source for our principle—the central doctrine of the Trinity itself. Yes, God is “One,” just as our Jewish ancestors taught us (Deuteronomy 6:4), and yet the further, more subtle level of meaning is that this oneness is actually… Continue Reading Oneing

November 24, 2016

Unity, Not Uniformity

The Perennial Tradition Unity, Not Uniformity Thursday, November 24, 2016 If we take the world’s enduring religions at their best, we discover the distilled wisdom of the human race. —Huston Smith [1] For those of us living in the 21st century—an age of globalization, mass migrations, and increasingly multi-religious and multi-ethnic societies—mutual understanding and respect,… Continue Reading Unity, Not Uniformity

November 23, 2016

What We Are Looking For Is Doing the Looking

The Perennial Tradition What We Are Looking For Is Doing the Looking Wednesday, November 23, 2016 I am a hole in a flute that the Christ’s breath moves through, listen to this music. —Hafiz (c. 1320-1389) [1] Aldous Huxley’s definition of “the perennial philosophy” is an adequate definition of my own understanding of the same:… Continue Reading What We Are Looking For Is Doing the Looking

November 22, 2016

Truth Is One

The Perennial Tradition Truth Is One Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Science is no longer, nor should it ever have been, our enemy; instead quantum physics, biology, and other academic disciplines are revealing that science is our new and excellent partner, much better than philosophy ever was. Truth is One. If something is spiritually true, it… Continue Reading Truth Is One

November 21, 2016

Faculty Reflection — James Finley

The question is . . . how are we to understand ourselves as sendees? What does it mean to be a sendee? To be a sent one means that we can look back at a time in our life where we began to be interiorly awakened to a desire to move into a deeper, more… Continue Reading Faculty Reflection — James Finley

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