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Tag Archives: Bible

Scripture: Weekly Summary

Scripture Summary: Sunday, January 8-Friday, January 13, 2017 Scripture as validated by experience and experience as validated by Tradition are good scales for one’s spiritual worldview. (Sunday) The Bible is the best book in the world and the worst book in the world. It is the worst when it is used for bullying and self-justification; Read More »

God Is in the Ordinary

Scripture God Is in the Ordinary Friday, January 13, 2017 One great idea of the biblical revelation is that God is manifest in the ordinary, in the actual, in the daily, in the now, in the concrete incarnations of life. Our experiences of ordinary life will transform us if we are willing to experience them Read More »

Humility and Presence

Scripture Humility and Presence Thursday, January 12, 2017 Historically, most people naturally presumed that they would come to God by finding unique spiritual locations, precise rituals, special priests or shamans, or unique sacred words. Our correct behavior or morality around these manifestations would bring us to God or God to us. The majority of us Read More »

All Language Is Metaphor

Scripture All Language Is Metaphor Wednesday, January 11, 2017 All language about God is necessarily symbolic and figurative. Actually all language is metaphorical. Words are never the thing itself; they can only point toward the thing, which is exactly why “The Word became flesh” (John 1:14). As James Finley, a CAC core faculty member, often Read More »

How Jesus Interpreted Scripture

Scripture How Jesus Interpreted Scripture Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Biblical messages often proceed from historical incidents, but the actual message does not depend upon communicating those events with perfect factual accuracy. Any good writer knows that! Spiritual writers are not primarily journalists. Hebrew rabbis and scholars sometimes used an approach called midrash in which they Read More »

Our Tricycle for Forward Movement

Scripture Our Tricycle for Forward Movement Monday, January 9, 2017 This meditation is longer than usual, but I think it will give us a solid foundation to build on in the year ahead. I want to state at the beginning the way I have formed my own pattern of interpreting Scripture. Then we can build Read More »

The Spirit Still Speaks

Scripture The Spirit Still Speaks Sunday, January 8, 2017 I want to bind you all together in love, to stir your minds so that your understanding may come to full development, until you really know the mystery of God, in whom all the jewels of wisdom and knowledge are hidden. —Colossians 2:2-3 [1] When we Read More »

A Relational Universe

Trinity: Week 2 A Relational Universe Monday, September 19, 2016 If a rational Creator started this whole thing, then there has to be a “DNA connection,” as it were, between the One who creates and what is created. One of the many wonderful things that scientists are discovering as they compare their observations through microscopes Read More »

Bias from the Bottom: Week 2 Summary

Bias from the Bottom: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, March 27-Friday, April 1, 2016 You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. —Harper Lee (Sunday) Jesus’ basic justice agenda was simple living, humility, and love of neighbor. (Monday) Read More »

Scripture: Week 2 Summary

Scripture: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, February 28-Friday, March 4 The first act of divine revelation is creation itself. The Bible of nature, was written at least 13.8 billion years before the Bible of words, at the moment of the Big Bang. (Sunday) God simply wants mirroring images of God to live on this earth and Read More »

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