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Creation as the Body of God

This earth is the very Body of God, and it is from this body that we are born, live, suffer, and resurrect to eternal life. Continue Reading Creation as the Body of God

The Mystery of the Trinity

The Trinity reveals God more as a verb than a noun, but we rarely speak about God that way in our preaching or prayers. Continue Reading The Mystery of the Trinity

Creating a People

Until and unless Christ is someone happening between people, the gospel remains largely an abstraction. Continue Reading Creating a People

Trusting Our Inner Experience

Carl Jung Trusting Our Inner Experience Friday, November 26, 2021 Father Richard elaborates on Jung’s teaching on the importance of inner experience as the only pathway to transformation. Carl Jung wanted to bring externalized religion back to its internal foundations. He saw how religion kept emphasizing the unbridgeable distance between the Creator and creation, God… Continue Reading Trusting Our Inner Experience

Telling Us How to See

Christianity and Buddhism Telling Us How to See Sunday, November 7, 2021 This week’s meditations explore what Christians can learn about inner transformation from Buddhism. As Father Richard often says, “If it’s true, it is true all the time and everywhere, and sincere lovers of truth will take it from wherever it comes.” [1] In… Continue Reading Telling Us How to See

A Foundation for the Common Good

Rediscovering the Common Good A Foundation for the Common Good Monday, November 1, 2021 Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners ministry and a longtime friend of Fr. Richard’s, connects the idea of the common good with Jesus’ proclamation of the Kingdom of God. I believe the moral prerequisite for solving the deepest problems this country and… Continue Reading A Foundation for the Common Good

The Shadow of Original Sin

Original Goodness The Shadow of Original Sin Monday, October 25, 2021 Fr. Richard reflects on the negative consequences of Christianity’s emphasis on “original sin.” The truth of our Original Goodness was sadly complicated when the concept of original sin entered the Christian mind. This idea was put forth by Augustine in the fifth century but… Continue Reading The Shadow of Original Sin

Christianity and Empire: Weekly Summary

Christianity and Empire Saturday, October 23, 2021 Week Forty-Two Summary and Practice Sunday, October 17—Friday, October 22, 2021 Sunday How can I trust that things like nonviolence, the path of descent, simplicity of life, forgiveness and healing, the preference for the poor, and radical grace itself are as important as they are, unless Jesus also… Continue Reading Christianity and Empire: Weekly Summary

God’s Supremacy in Love

Christianity and Empire God’s Supremacy in Love Friday, October 22, 2021 CAC teacher and author Brian McLaren has spent years calling Christians to a practice of faith that reflects the loving, nonviolent Jesus of the Gospels instead of the conquering Jesus of colonialism and empire: The God imaged by Jesus exerts no dominating supremacy. In… Continue Reading God’s Supremacy in Love

Slaveholder Christianity

Christianity and Empire Slaveholder Christianity Thursday, October 21, 2021 Fr. Richard offers a critique of how Christianity aligned with empire and colonialism manifested specifically in the United States: The form of Christianity that has grown in the United States and spread throughout much of the world is what we have to fairly call “slaveholder Christianity.”… Continue Reading Slaveholder Christianity

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