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Finding the Golden Thread

February 11, 2015
The Bible: A Text in Travail Finding the Golden Thread Wednesday, February 11, 2015 The Bible is an anthology of many books. We Christians believe they are inspired; that is, we trust that the Spirit was guiding the listening and writing of the Bible, even though, like all things human, “through a glass darkly” (1 Corinthians 13:12). If we allow...
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How Jesus Used Scripture

February 9, 2015
The Bible: A Text in Travail How Jesus Used Scripture Monday, February 9, 2015 Looking at which Scripture passages Jesus emphasizes (remember, the Hebrew Bible is his only Bible!) shows he clearly understands how to connect the “three steps forward” dots that confirm the God he has met, knows, loves, and trusts. At the same time, Jesus ignores or...
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Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

February 8, 2015
The Bible: A Text in Travail Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back Sunday, February 8, 2015 Truth is eternal. Our knowledge of it is changeable. It is disastrous when you confuse the two. — Madeleine L’Engle This week we begin exploring the second element in my “Wisdom Lineage,” the Hebrew Scriptures, especially through the unique lens of the...
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The Great Chain of Being: Weekly Summary

February 7, 2015
The Great Chain of Being Summary: Sunday, February 1-Friday, February 6, 2015 The Great Chain of Being helps us understand that, indeed, God is everywhere! (Sunday) Animals give God glory just through their simple existence. (Monday) “Every being is a spark of the Divine, or God. Look into the eyes of the dog and sense that innermost core. When...
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Transformation as Awakening

January 11, 2015
Wisdom’s Way of Knowing Transformation as Awakening Sunday, January 11, 2015 (Baptism of the Lord) One of the Center for Action and Contemplation’s guiding questions is: “How can we turn information into transformation?” How can we use the sacred texts, tradition, and experience to lead people into new places with God, with life, and with...
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Deep Ecumenism

January 9, 2015
The Wisdom Tradition Deep Ecumenism Friday, January 9, 2015 Although I am clearly a Catholic, I would hope that my brothers and sisters from other denominations and faiths would also find much to guide and inspire them in what we will try to say this year. The ecumenical character and future of religion is becoming rather obvious. Either religion moves...
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