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Prophets: Part One: Weekly Summary

Prophets: Part One Summary: Sunday, June 30—Friday, July 5, 2019 A prophet is neither a fortune teller nor a foreteller. But many Christians assumed that the “Old Testament” was somehow a prophecy of our religion and of Jesus Christ. (Sunday) True prophets are almost always concerned with social, institutional, national, or corporate evil and our… Continue Reading Prophets: Part One: Weekly Summary

Implanted Hope

Indwelling Spirit Implanted Hope Sunday, May 19, 2019 God for us, we call you Father. God alongside us, we call you Jesus. God within us, we call you Holy Spirit. You are the eternal mystery that enables, enfolds, and enlivens all things, Even us and even me. Every name falls short of your goodness and… Continue Reading Implanted Hope

Love: Week 1 Summary

Love: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, October 28-Friday, November 2, 2018 My hope, whenever I speak or write, is to help clear away the impediments to receiving, allowing, trusting, and participating in a foundational Love. (Sunday) The contemplative is not just aware of God’s Loving Presence, but trusts, allows, and delights in it. (Monday) For Jesus,… Continue Reading Love: Week 1 Summary

Suffering: Week 1 Summary

Suffering: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, October 14-Friday, October 19, 2018 My soul is sore when I learn how our people are tortured, when I learn how the rights of those created in the image of God are violated. —Óscar Romero (Sunday) For me, to be a Christian means to accept that battlefield, to accept and to… Continue Reading Suffering: Week 1 Summary

Unknowing: Week 1 Summary

Unknowing: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, September 30-Friday, October 5, 2018 When we speak of God and things transcendent, all we can do is use metaphors, approximations, and pointers. No language is adequate to describe the Holy. (Sunday) The Bible, in its entirety, finds a balance between knowing and not-knowing, between using particular and carefully chosen… Continue Reading Unknowing: Week 1 Summary

Hinduism: Weekly Summary

Hinduism Summary: Sunday, August 12-Friday, August 17, 2018 If anything is true, then it has always been true; and people who sincerely search will touch upon the same truth in every age and culture, while using different language, symbols, and rituals to point us in the same direction. The direction is always toward more love… Continue Reading Hinduism: Weekly Summary

Art: Week 2 Summary

Art: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, May 20-Friday, May 25, 2018 The Psalms—like all great art—lead us to a truer image of ourselves, reality, and God. (Sunday) When we work with our voice, we work with the core elements out of which the world came into being and through which it is sustained: breath, tone, intentionality,… Continue Reading Art: Week 2 Summary

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Summary

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, April 15-Friday, April 20, 2018 We are clearly not very at home in our bodies, yet Jesus came to show us that we can and must trust our human, and thus body-based, experience. The material world is the privileged place for the divine encounter. (Sunday) The word sex… Continue Reading Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Summary

Human Bodies: Week 2 Summary

Human Bodies: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, April 8-Friday, April 13, 2018 For Jesus, there is no animosity between body and soul. In fact, this is the heart of Jesus’ healing message and of incarnation itself. (Sunday) If you can’t honor the Divine Indwelling—the presence of the Holy Spirit—within yourself, how could you see it in… Continue Reading Human Bodies: Week 2 Summary

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley: Weekly Summary

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Summary: Sunday, October 8-Friday, October 13, 2017 This week CAC faculty member and guest writer James Finley introduced us to the Christian mystics Teresa of Ávila and John of the Cross. James is attuned to the pedagogy of the mystics and invites us to a different kind of reading.… Continue Reading Exploring the Mystics with James Finley: Weekly Summary

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