Tag Archives: Christ

Participation in the Incarnation

Eastern Christianity Participation in the Incarnation Friday, September 14, 2018 Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. —Isaiah 60:1 George Maloney (1924–2005), a Catholic priest in the Russian Byzantine Rite with a doctorate in Eastern Christian spirituality, and I used to be on the same speaking… Continue Reading Participation in the Incarnation

Theosis

Eastern Christianity Theosis Wednesday, September 12, 2018 The Orthodox teaching of divinization, or theosis, according to Pope John Paul II, is perhaps the greatest gift of the Eastern Church to the West, but one that has largely been ignored or even denied. [1] The Eastern fathers of the Church believed that we could experience real and transformative… Continue Reading Theosis

Christ is Everyman and Everywoman

Eastern Christianity Christ is Everyman and Everywoman Monday, September 10, 2018 Many passages in the New Testament give a cosmic meaning to Jesus as the Eternal Christ (Colossians 1, Ephesians 1, John 1), but the Eastern fathers of the Church were the first (and last) to make this into a full theology until Bonaventure and… Continue Reading Christ is Everyman and Everywoman

God Is Everywhere

Eucharist God Is Everywhere Friday, July 27, 2018 The Incarnation Mystery is repeated and represented in the Eucharist. In it we have material reality, in the form of these universal foods of bread and wine, as the hiding place and the revelation place for God. We are reminded that God is always perfectly hidden and… Continue Reading God Is Everywhere

Evolving the Universe

Creativity Evolving the Universe Friday, June 8, 2018 Contemplation hastens the evolution of the human species. Whoever finds this out and practices it will hasten the evolutionary future of the human family. —Thomas Keating [1] Consider what Franciscan scientist and sister Ilia Delio, a scholar of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, has to say about the… Continue Reading Evolving the Universe

Jesus’ Bodily Resurrection

Human Bodies: Week 1 Jesus’ Bodily Resurrection Sunday, April 1, 2018 (Feast of Easter) The risen Christ is the standing icon of humanity in its full and final destiny. He is the pledge and guarantee of what God will do with all our crucifixions. At last we can meaningfully live with hope. It is no… Continue Reading Jesus’ Bodily Resurrection

A New Creation

Evolution A New Creation Friday, March 2, 2018 My Franciscan colleague, theologian and scientist Ilia Delio, applies the process of evolution to human spiritual growth: If being the image of God is at the heart of evolution in Christ, then the spiritual life is essential to Christian evolution. A dynamic interior spirit must be at… Continue Reading A New Creation

Creation: Week 1 Summary

Creation: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, February 11-Friday, February 16, 2018 In the Judeo-Christian story of Genesis 1, God—who is “Creator” in verse 1, “Spirit” in verse 2, and “Word” in verse 3 (foretastes of what we would eventually call Trinity)—creates from an overflowing abundance of love, joy, and creativity! (Sunday) Good religion, art, poetry, and… Continue Reading Creation: Week 1 Summary

It Is Not Just About Us

Creation: Week 1 It Is Not Just About Us Friday, February 16, 2018 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For in him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, things visible, things invisible. . . . He is before all things and in him… Continue Reading It Is Not Just About Us

Christ Is the Template for Creation

Creation: Week 1 Christ Is the Template for Creation Thursday, February 15, 2018 The Franciscan philosopher and Doctor of the Church, St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio (1217-1274) was an exemplary mystic because he so effectively pulled his brilliant mind down into his passionate heart. [1] In Bonaventure’s writings, you will find little or none of the… Continue Reading Christ Is the Template for Creation

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