Tag Archives: Christ

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

Incarnation

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 2 Incarnation Thursday, January 25, 2017 (Feast of St. Paul) Incarnation should be the primary and compelling message of Christianity. Through the Christ (en Christo), the seeming gap between God and everything else has been overcome “from the beginning” (Ephesians 1:4, 9). [1] Incarnation refers to the synthesis of matter and… Continue Reading Incarnation

Divine DNA

God as Us: Week 1 Divine DNA Sunday, November 5, 2017 “God as Us” is the title for the next two weeks of meditations. Perhaps you might think this daring or presumptuous. Yet the union between God and creation, and most specifically humanity, has always been the precise goal of Christianity. Hear St. John of… Continue Reading Divine DNA

Swimming in Mercy

Cosmology Swimming in Mercy Thursday, November 2, 2017 (All Souls Day) As we read yesterday, Ilia Delio sees love as the foundation of the universe. Cynthia Bourgeault, one of CAC’s core faculty members, describes mercy as a quality of this love, the unmerited and unconditional energy that gives life to all things. Cynthia writes in… Continue Reading Swimming in Mercy

Coming to Be Love

Cosmology Coming to Be Love Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All Saints Day) Ilia Delio, a Franciscan sister and scientist, continues reflecting on love as the heart of the universe. To see the universe through the eyes of love helps us make sense of evolution, not as a process of cold, blind chance or randomness, but… Continue Reading Coming to Be Love

Falling Fearless into Love

Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault Falling Fearless into Love Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues reflecting on the Christian mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The third and most powerful wellspring of hope that Teilhard has to offer us—for those with “eyes to see and hearts to hear”—is… Continue Reading Falling Fearless into Love

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