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Tag Archives: Body

Good and Bad Power: Weekly Summary

Good and Bad Power Saturday, August 14, 2021 Week Thirty-Two Summary and Practice Sunday, August 8—Friday, August 13, 2021 Sunday Once we come into contact with the Holy Spirit, our Inner Source, we become living icons of true, humble, and confident power. Monday When we haven’t experienced or don’t trust our God-given “power within,” we… Continue Reading Good and Bad Power: Weekly Summary

Present, Open, Awake

Doorways to Christian Contemplation Present, Open, Awake Monday, July 12, 2021 My friend and CAC teacher James Finley is a true contemplative! I watch the crowds—from conferences to Living School students—settle in his presence almost immediately. He is so centered in himself and in God that he is at peace and “transmits” the message with… Continue Reading Present, Open, Awake

The Holiness of Human Sexuality

The Holiness of Human Sexuality Saturday, June 12, 2021 Week Twenty-Three Summary and Practice Sunday, June 6—Friday, June 11, 2021 Sunday When two loving individuals, two bearers of God’s image, are unified in an erotic embrace, there is space for something holy. What was separate has come together. Two spirits, two bodies, two stories are… Continue Reading The Holiness of Human Sexuality

Incarnational, Queer Love

The Holiness of Human Sexuality Incarnational, Queer Love Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Presbyterian minister Mihee Kim-Kort came to identify as queer [1] after she was ordained, married, and a mother. Once considered a pejorative, “queer” has been reclaimed by some LGBTQ people to describe themselves—and it reflects many attributes of a Christian incarnational view of… Continue Reading Incarnational, Queer Love

Biblical Erotic Poetry

The Holiness of Human Sexuality Biblical Erotic Poetry Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Early Jewish scholars and Christian church fathers each debated whether the Song of Songs should be included in the Scriptures. We can understand why, because by any definition, it’s erotic poetry from beginning to end, while also surely a metaphor for God’s passionate… Continue Reading Biblical Erotic Poetry

A Sexual Morality Based on Love

The Holiness of Human Sexuality A Sexual Morality Based on Love Monday, June 7, 2021 In the area of sexuality, we all seem to have our sacrosanct areas that cannot be touched. Liberals will find some way to say that it is always good, and conservatives are determined to enforce rules and regulations. Both seem… Continue Reading A Sexual Morality Based on Love

Overcoming the Gap

The Holiness of Human Sexuality Overcoming the Gap Sunday, June 6, 2021 Incarnation is the overcoming of the gap between God and everything visible and concrete. It is the synthesis of matter and spirit. Without incarnation, God remains separate from us and from creation. Because of incarnation, we can say, “God is with us!” In… Continue Reading Overcoming the Gap

Trauma and Healing: Weekly Summary

Trauma and Healing Saturday, May 8, 2021 Week Eighteen Summary and Practice Sunday, May 2—Friday, May 7, 2021 Sunday Great religion shows us what to do with the absurd, the tragic, the traumatic, the nonsensical, the unjust. If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it. Monday You can do this,… Continue Reading Trauma and Healing: Weekly Summary

Incarnation: Weekly Summary

Incarnation Saturday, December 26, 2020 Summary: Sunday, December 20—Friday, December 25, 2020 We do the Gospel no favor when we make Jesus, the Eternal Christ, into a perpetual baby, who asks little or no adult response from us. (Sunday) Christianity’s true and unique story line has always been incarnation. That means that the spirit nature… Continue Reading Incarnation: Weekly Summary

Christ Born in Us

Incarnation Christ Born in Us Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day What I have seen is the totality recapitulated as one, received not in essence but by participation. Just as if you lit a flame from a flame, it is the whole flame you receive. —Symeon the New Theologian Symeon the New Theologian (949‒1022) was… Continue Reading Christ Born in Us

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