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Tag Archives: Barbara Brown Taylor

The Sower’s Generosity

The focus of the parable of the Sower is not on us and our shortfalls but on the generosity of our maker. Continue Reading The Sower’s Generosity

Lean Not on Your Own Understanding

Unknowing Lean Not on Your Own Understanding Thursday, February 4, 2021 If you understand it, it is not God. —St. Augustine, Sermon 117 on John 1:1 God is Mystery and not any “thing” we can wrap our little brains around. Brian McLaren shares how he realized this during a time of deep doubt and perplexity… Continue Reading Lean Not on Your Own Understanding

An Infinite Web

Cosmology and Nature An Infinite Web Thursday, June 25, 2020 Author and Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor has been writing about the intersection of faith and science for a long time. In this essay, written over twenty years ago, she was already exploring a new cosmology, one that honored her deep understanding of both God… Continue Reading An Infinite Web

The Dark Emotions

The Path of Descent The Dark Emotions Thursday, March 26, 2020 Author and Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor invites us to consider the lessons that suffering has to teach us and reminds us that we can only learn when we are willing to stay put instead of turning away. [Psychotherapist Miriam] Greenspan says that painful… Continue Reading The Dark Emotions

God Loves All Bodies

Human Bodies: Week 2 God Loves All Bodies Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Barbara Brown Taylor, one of our CONSPIRE 2018 presenters, shares her experience of falling in love with human bodies, her own and others. She writes in An Altar in the World: Our bodies are prophets. They know when things are out of whack… Continue Reading God Loves All Bodies

Becoming Fully Human

Growing in Love’s Likeness Becoming Fully Human Friday, March 30, 2018 The glory of God is a human being fully alive. —St. Irenaeus of Lyon [1] Barbara Brown Taylor, an author and Episcopal priest, will be joining me at CONSPIRE 2018 (along with Barbara Holmes, Brian McLaren, and Mirabai Starr). [2] Taylor writes eloquently of… Continue Reading Becoming Fully Human

A Change of Consciousness

Emerging Church A Change of Consciousness Wednesday, November 29, 2017 I have learned to prize holy ignorance more highly than religious certainty and to seek companions who have arrived at the same place. We are a motley crew, distinguished not only by our inability to explain ourselves to those who are more certain of their… Continue Reading A Change of Consciousness

God’s Heartbeat

Cosmology God’s Heartbeat Friday, November 3, 2017 CAC’s core faculty member, Cynthia Bourgeault, shares insights from other mystics—current and past—to reveal mercy at the heart of the universe. She shares the theological implications of quantum physics from contemporary Episcopal preacher, Barbara Brown Taylor: Where is God in this picture? God is all over the place.… Continue Reading God’s Heartbeat

Embodiment

Community Embodiment Monday, April 18, 2016 While Paul’s writing includes philosophical and poetic passages, it’s not esoteric. Paul’s teaching is incarnational. He sees that the Gospel message must have concrete embodiment. Concrete embodiment is Jesus’ idea of church, too. Jesus’ first vision of church is “two or three gathered in my name” (Matthew 18:20). This… Continue Reading Embodiment

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