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The Sacrament of Anointing

Christ Means “Anointed” The Sacrament of Anointing Tuesday, April 9, 2019 The human need for physical, embodied practices seems universal. Across Christian history, the “Sacraments,” as Orthodox and Catholics call them, have always been with us. Before the age of literacy started to spread in Europe in the sixteenth century, things like pilgrimage, prayer beads,… Continue Reading The Sacrament of Anointing

Christ in Paul’s Eyes: Weekly Summary

Christ in Paul’s Eyes Summary: Sunday, February 24-Friday, March 1, 2019 The entire biblical revelation is gradually developing a very different consciousness, a recreated self, and eventually a full “identity transplant” or identity realization, as we see in both Jesus and Paul. As Paul writes, “I live no longer, not I, but Christ lives in… Continue Reading Christ in Paul’s Eyes: Weekly Summary

The Story that Defines Us

Creation: Week 1 The Story that Defines Us Sunday, February 11, 2018 The first book of the Bible, Genesis, is not the Bible’s oldest book. Genesis’ two accounts of creation were compiled in their present form as late as 500 BC. During this period, the Jews were likely in exile in Babylon, where they were… Continue Reading The Story that Defines Us

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Summary

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, February 4-Friday, February 9, 2018 The experience of forgiveness or mercy is the experience of a magnanimous God who loves out of total gratuitousness. (Sunday) If the heart is awake and clear, it can directly receive, radiate, and reflect the unmanifest divine Reality. —Cynthia Bourgeault (Monday) If… Continue Reading Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Summary

In the Beginning and the End

Introduction: Image and Likeness In the Beginning and the End Sunday, December 31, 2017 God said, “Let us make humans in our image, according to our likeness.” —Genesis 1:26 Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. —Revelation 22:17 As we… Continue Reading In the Beginning and the End

From the Bottom Up: Introduction Weekly Summary

From the Bottom Up: Introduction Summary: Sunday, January 1-Friday, January 6, 2017 It’s time to rebuild Christianity from the bottom up. If the foundation is not solid and sure, everything you try to build on top of it is weak and ineffective. (Sunday) If God is Trinity—love and relationality—that creates a very different kind of… Continue Reading From the Bottom Up: Introduction Weekly Summary

The Perennial Tradition Weekly Summary

The Perennial Tradition Summary: Sunday, November 20-Friday, November 25, 2016 The Perennial Tradition recognizes there is a Divine Reality underneath and inherent in the world of things; there is in the human soul a natural capacity, similarity, and longing for this Divine Reality; the final goal of existence is union with this Divine Reality. (Sunday)… Continue Reading The Perennial Tradition Weekly Summary

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