Tag Archives: authority

Gifts of Power

Black Women Mystics Gifts of Power Thursday, August 1, 2019 Rebecca Cox Jackson (1795–1871) was born into a free family in Pennsylvania. After a mystical encounter, she divorced her husband and became an itinerant preacher. She discovered the Shakers and eventually founded the first black Shaker community in Philadelphia. Jackson’s spiritual awakening was catalyzed by… Continue Reading Gifts of Power

Service Instead of Domination

Politics: Week 2 Service Instead of Domination Monday, July 16, 2018 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. —2 Corinthians 13:13 Without the nondual mind, it’s almost impossible for us to find another way of doing politics. Grounding… Continue Reading Service Instead of Domination

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 2 Summary

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, January 21-Friday, January 26, 2018 Jesus did not come to change the mind of God about humanity (it did not need changing)! Jesus came to change the mind of humanity about God. (Sunday) God leads people beyond the idea of a bilateral contract in which we must earn,… Continue Reading Jesus of Nazareth: Week 2 Summary

Inner Authority

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 2 Inner Authority Friday, June 16, 2017 Might the authority of those who suffer bring the diverse cultural and social worlds together? —Johann Baptist Metz [1] This profound question about suffering from a modern German theologian succinctly and precisely expresses the religious breakthrough that Christ has offered humanity. It is also foundational… Continue Reading Inner Authority

The Myth of Redemptive Violence

Jesus as Scapegoat The Myth of Redemptive Violence Monday, May 1, 2017 Leviticus 16 describes the ingenious ritual from which our word “scapegoating” originated. On the Day of Atonement, a priest laid hands on an “escaping” goat, placing all the sins of the Jewish people from the previous year onto the animal. Then the goat… Continue Reading The Myth of Redemptive Violence

Experiential Knowledge

Experience Experiential Knowledge Wednesday, January 25, 2017 The most unfortunate thing about the concept of mysticism is that the word itself has become mystified and relegated to a “misty” and distant realm that implies it is only available to a very few. For me, the word simply means experiential knowledge of spiritual things, as opposed… Continue Reading Experiential Knowledge

Inner Authority

Experience Inner Authority Sunday, January 22, 2017 This week we will focus on the third wheel of our tricycle of transformation: Experience. [1] The other two wheels, Scripture and Tradition, can be seen as sources of outer authority, while your personal experience is your inner authority. I am convinced you need and can have both.… Continue Reading Inner Authority

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