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We’re in the Pattern Together

April 13th, 2022
How is the mystery of The Cross revealed in your life? What resurrections follow the many “deaths” we experience? This month, many Christians celebrate Holy Week, honoring the death and resurrection of Jesus. This time often leads to deep reflection on what God is trying to tell us about the promise of enteral

Engaging with God’s Great Story

April 12th, 2022
What image of God were you presented with early on? Some are taught an image of God who desires fear and obedience, and others are taught compassion and forgiveness. How do we reconcile conflicting images? The alternative orthodoxy invites us to journey together in co-responsibility toward greater love. Living

Seeking a More Loving Story

April 11th, 2022
Have you ever asked yourself—why do I feel like I am constantly seeking a deeper connection to God? Seeking is more internal than external, though mainstream religion doesn’t always teach that. Dogma that demands unconditional obedience can view asking questions as a threat. Yet the alternative orthodoxy

Every Thing Belongs

March 15th, 2022
We all have parts of ourselves we try to hide or push away. Yet, how we deal with imperfection in ourselves can help us embrace — or even transform — our imperfect world. In his book Eager to Love, Fr. Richard Rohr writes, “The greatest enemy of ordinary daily goodness and joy is not imperfection, but the demand

Shifting Your Perspective

March 14th, 2022
When was the last time your worldview was challenged or changed? What happened to shift the story for you? Often these shifts can result in some powerfully transformative experiences. A shift in how we identify with or see my story and our story can transform how we live inside of The Story — how we act with

Letting Go to Live in Truth

March 13th, 2022
What does hitting rock bottom look like for you? It’s different for everyone, but it usually comes with the realization that our addictions and attachments are not just controlling us — they might even be destroying us. Going Inward to Let Go Christian contemplation explores the practice of letting go by

At-One-Ment: Ending the Sacrificial Pattern

February 14th, 2022
Religion should draw our spiritual lives closer to love and freedom. How do we feel God’s profound love in times of suffering? How do we feel connected to true freedom when so many are oppressed—often because of religion? The Franciscans never accepted substitutional atonement theory—the story that Jesus came

Standing on the Edge of the Inside

February 14th, 2022
On the journey to discover inner and outer freedom, many of us find that the true center isn’t really in the middle at all—it lies at the edges. Richard Rohr describes being at the “edge of the inside” as “a way of being in the world that is utterly free and grounded in the compassion of God.” Standing

Holding the Tension of Opposites

February 14th, 2022
What happens when the stories of our early lives no longer resonate with what we’re experiencing now? The death of a someone close, condemnation from a once-loving church, an uphill battle for peace and justice — when dogma no longer feels right, when belief no longer aligns with life, it’s time to seek new

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