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Action and Contemplation

Hinduism Action and Contemplation Friday, August 17, 2018 There are three major texts in Hinduism and Indian philosophy: The Vedas are the most ancient Sanskrit writings (as much as three to four thousand years old) containing hymns, philosophy, guidance, and rituals. The Upanishads—which means “what is learned sitting at the feet of”—are later (800-200 BCE), even… Continue Reading Action and Contemplation

Perennial Tradition: Weekly Summary

Perennial Tradition Summary: Sunday, July 29-Friday, August 3, 2018 The underlying messages that different religions and denominations use are often in strong agreement, but they use different metaphors to communicate their own experience of union with God. (Sunday) One way to summarize the substance of perennial wisdom (paraphrasing Aldous Huxley) is: There is a Divine… Continue Reading Perennial Tradition: Weekly Summary

Eucharist: Weekly Summary

Eucharist Summary: Sunday, July 22-Friday, July 27, 2018 More than a theological statement that requires intellectual assent, the Eucharist is an invitation to socially experience the shared presence of God, and to be present in an embodied way. (Sunday) Jesus’ most consistent social action was eating in new ways and with new people, encountering those… Continue Reading Eucharist: Weekly Summary

Unselfconscious Awareness

Art: Week 1 Unselfconscious Awareness Friday, May 18, 2018 The power of imagination and art is at the level of soul, where we do not consciously know what is happening. Therefore, we cannot engineer it, do not need to understand it, nor can we fully stop its effects! If we “perfectly understand” how God is… Continue Reading Unselfconscious Awareness

Icons and Images of God

Art: Week 1 Icons and Images of God Sunday, May 13, 2018 If God is creator, and we are made in God’s image or Imago Dei, then we are, in our essence, creators. We are, in our essence, artists. Therefore, when we open ourselves to the expression of creativity, we also open to the movement… Continue Reading Icons and Images of God

Creation: Week 2 Summary

Creation: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, February 18-Friday, February 23, 2018 The Divine Presence is happening in, through, and amidst every detail of life . . . [It] penetrates all that exists. Everything in virtue of coming into existence is in relationship to this Source. —Thomas Keating (Sunday) In the model of the universe as God’s… Continue Reading Creation: Week 2 Summary

Contemplative Consciousness: Weekly Summary

Contemplative Consciousness Summary: Sunday, January 7-Friday, January 12, 2018 We must discover and accept what unique part of the divine mystery is ours to reflect. The most courageous thing we will ever do is to bear humbly the mystery of our own reality, to trust our divine image and grow in God’s likeness. (Sunday) Contemplation… Continue Reading Contemplative Consciousness: Weekly Summary

Introduction: Image and Likeness: Weekly Summary

Introduction: Image and Likeness Summary: Sunday, December 31, 2017-Friday, January 5, 2018 Epiphany The “image” described in Genesis refers to our eternal essence in God which cannot be increased or decreased. “Likeness” refers to our personal and unique embodiment of that inner divine image. It is our gradual realization of this gift. (Sunday) My goal in the… Continue Reading Introduction: Image and Likeness: Weekly Summary

Our Foundation

From the Bottom Up: Summary Our Foundation Thursday, December 28, 2017 If we are going to rebuild Christianity “from the bottom up,” what is the foundation upon which we’re building? Love is our foundation and our destiny. It is where we come from and where we’re headed. As St. Paul famously says, “So faith, hope,… Continue Reading Our Foundation

Heaven: Weekly Summary

Heaven Summary: Sunday, December 17-Friday, December 22, 2017 The goal must be kept simple and clear—love of God and neighbor, union with God and neighbor. Our common word for this state of union is heaven. (Sunday) Heaven is first of all now and therefore surely later. If God loves and accepts us now in our… Continue Reading Heaven: Weekly Summary

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