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The Wisdom of Contemplation

Mind, Body, Heart The Wisdom of Contemplation Wednesday, February 19, 2020 We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words. But this is only one expression. . . . Prayer is the opening of mind and heart—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Through grace we open our… Continue Reading The Wisdom of Contemplation

Developing a Wise Presence

Mind, Body, Heart Developing a Wise Presence
 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 CAC Faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault shares how Three-Centered Awareness—heart, mind, and body—allows us to be fully present to ourselves, our lives, and God.   When a person is poised in all three centers, balanced and alertly there, a shift happens in consciousness. Rather than being trapped in our usual mind, with its… Continue Reading Developing a Wise Presence

Our Three Intelligences

Mind, Body, Heart Our Three Intelligences Monday, February 17, 2020 After her theological training and ordination in the Episcopal tradition, my friend Cynthia Bourgeault has spent much of the last two decades teaching the Wisdom tradition in a Christian context. You are about to read something that it took me most of my life to begin to… Continue Reading Our Three Intelligences

A Way of Being

Mind, Body, Heart A Way of Being
 Sunday, February 16, 2020 Wisdom is not the result of mental effort. It cannot be gained through intellectual study. Even life experiences do not make us wise if we don’t process them humbly and consciously. Sadly, most of us were never taught how to do that, which is why so few older people are true elders, with any wisdom to pass on to the next generations.  … Continue Reading A Way of Being

Knowing and Not Knowing: Weekly Summary

Knowing and Not Knowing Sunday, January 26–Friday, January 31, 2020 Alongside all our knowing must be the equal and honest “knowing that I do not know.” (Sunday) It is amazing how religion has turned the biblical idea of faith into a need and even a right to certain knowing, complete predictability, and perfect assurance about whom God… Continue Reading Knowing and Not Knowing: Weekly Summary

Action and Contemplation: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Action and Contemplation: Part Two Summary: Sunday, January 12—Friday, January 17, 2020 In order to become truly prophetic people who go beyond the categories of liberal and conservative, we have to teach and learn ways to integrate needed engagement with a truly contemplative mind and heart. (Sunday) The job of religion is to help people… Continue Reading Action and Contemplation: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Introduction to Christian Mysticism: Weekly Summary

Introduction to Christian Mysticism Summary: Sunday, July 14-Friday, July 19, 2019 A mystic is simply one who has moved from mere belief or belonging systems to actual inner experience of God. (Sunday) A mystic sees things in their wholeness, connection, and union, not only their particularity. Mystics get the whole gestalt in one picture, beyond the sequential and… Continue Reading Introduction to Christian Mysticism: Weekly Summary

Trinity: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Trinity: Part Two Summary: Sunday, May 12—Friday, May 17, 2019 When all three of those divine qualities start drawing you, and when you’re at home with Infinity, Immanence, and Intimacy—all Three—you’re living inside Trinitarian spirituality. (Sunday) Living faith in the God of Jesus Christ means being formed and transformed by the life of grace of… Continue Reading Trinity: Part Two: Weekly Summary

From Darkness to Light

Jesus’ Resurrection From Darkness to Light Thursday, April 25, 2019 Anything exposed by the light will be illuminated and anything illuminated turns into light. That is why it is said: Wake up, sleeper, Rise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you. —Ephesians 5:13-14 (Jerusalem Bible) At the resurrection, Jesus was revealed as the… Continue Reading From Darkness to Light

Raised from the Dead

Jesus’ Resurrection Raised from the Dead Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Nothing is the same forever, says modern science. Ninety-eight percent of our bodies’ atoms are replaced every year. Geologists, with good evidence over millennia, can prove that no landscape is permanent. Water, fog, steam, and ice are all the same thing but at different stages… Continue Reading Raised from the Dead

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