Tag Archives: Bill Plotkin

Unknowing: Week 2 Summary

Unknowing: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, October 7-Friday, October 12, 2018 We cannot grow in the integrative dance of action and contemplation without a strong tolerance for ambiguity, an ability to allow, forgive, and contain a certain degree of anxiety, and a willingness not to know—and not even to need to know. (Sunday) Information is not… Continue Reading Unknowing: Week 2 Summary

Vocation: Weekly Summary

Vocation Summary: Sunday, May 27-Friday, June 1, 2018 Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent. —Parker Palmer (Sunday) As conscious human beings, our life purpose is to be a visible expression of both… Continue Reading Vocation: Weekly Summary

The Natural World: Week 2 Summary

The Natural World: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, March 11-Friday, March 16, 2018 Creation is of the order of love. God’s love is the fundamental moving force in all created things. —Pope Francis (Sunday) Hildegard lived inside an entire cosmology, a universe where the inner shows itself in the outer, and the outer reflects the inner,… Continue Reading The Natural World: Week 2 Summary

The Givens

The Natural World: Week 1 The Givens Sunday, March 4, 2018 On spring and summer mornings, I love to go out early and walk in my little garden. If I can somehow let my “roots and tendrils” reconnect me with the “givens” of life, as Bill Plotkin calls them—not the ideas about life, but the… Continue Reading The Givens

Nature: Week 1 Summary

Nature: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, November 6-Friday, November 11, 2016 When you don’t recognize that the Christ Mystery is universal, that God is present in—and is saving—all of creation, you can choose what you respect and what you disrespect, what you love and what you hate. (Sunday) God is saving creation and bringing all creatures… Continue Reading Nature: Week 1 Summary

The Container and the Contents

Two Halves of Life: Week 2 The Container and the Contents Sunday, June 19, 2016 Theologically and objectively speaking, we are created in union with God from the beginning (e.g., Ephesians 1:3-6). But it is very hard for people to believe or experience this when they have no positive sense of identity, no strong boundaries,… Continue Reading The Container and the Contents

Initiation: Weekly Summary

Initiation Summary: Sunday, May 22-Friday, May 27 Throughout most of history, the journey through death into life was taught in sacred space and ritual form, which clarified, distilled, and shortened the process. (Sunday) The heart is normally opened through a necessary hole in the soul, a sacred wound. Our wound is the only way, it… Continue Reading Initiation: Weekly Summary

We Do Grow, Change, and Evolve

Levels of Development: Week 1 We Do Grow, Change, and Evolve Sunday, December 6, 2015 In the next section of my lineage, I will be discussing one of the most helpful and clarifying elements for the modern mind: understanding things in terms of developmental stages. As a preacher and teacher, I know that I can… Continue Reading We Do Grow, Change, and Evolve

Nature as the First Bible: Weekly Summary

Nature as the First Bible Summary: Sunday, January 18-Friday, January 23, 2015 “Creation is the primary and most perfect revelation of the Divine.” –Thomas Aquinas (Sunday) Creation is our first and final cathedral. Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing. (Monday) Matter is the outer lovely form, but Spirit is the… Continue Reading Nature as the First Bible: Weekly Summary

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