Tag Archives: Christianity

Deepening Connection

Salvation as At-One-Ment Deepening Connection Thursday, July 27, 2017 If we would imitate Jesus in very practical ways, the Christian religion would be made-to-order to grease the wheels of human consciousness toward love, nonviolence, justice, inclusivity, and care for creation. Mature religion serves as a conveyor belt for the evolution of human consciousness. Immature religion Read More »

Faith Expressed as Love

Faith and Belief Faith Expresses as Love Monday, July 17, 2017 Today Brian McLaren continues reflecting on faith and belief: We could say that Christian faith (like many other faiths) was an engine of human cultural evolution when it came on the scene. It introduced new beliefs into human consciousness that liberated millions from older Read More »

A System of Beliefs or a Way of Life?

Faith and Belief A System of Beliefs or a Way of Life? Sunday, July 16, 2017 The terms belief and faith are often used synonymously. Yet they are very different. As David Benner says, “Belief is conviction of the trustworthiness of a proposition. . . . Faith, on the other hand, can never be reduced Read More »

Thy Kingdom Come

Contemplation in Action: Week 2 Thy Kingdom Come Sunday, July 2, 2017 Shane Claiborne is a young friend of mine and a living example of the integration of action and contemplation. Shane is a founding partner of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner-city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith communities Read More »

“Christ” Is Another Word for Everything

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 “Christ” Is Another Word for Everything Wednesday, April 5, 2017 When Christians defined Jesus in a small way—as a mere problem solver for sin—we soon became preoccupied with sin itself, which is a largely negative foundation. We became blind to much else going on in this world except sin and Read More »

Christ in Evolution

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 Christ in Evolution Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Ilia Delio, a Franciscan sister and scientist, describes the positive foundation we have in the cosmic Christ: Franciscan theology on the whole . . . emphasized the incarnation as the love of God made visible in the world. [Bonaventure] did not consider the Read More »

A Bigger Story Line

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 A Bigger Story Line Monday, April 3, 2017 Christ is the Archetype and Model for the rest of creation as Scripture clearly teaches (Ephesians 1:3-14; Colossians 1:15-20). Yet Christians have instead focused on proving that Jesus is “God,” which felt necessary to put our group out in front and to Read More »

Loving both Jesus and Christ

The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 Loving both Jesus and Christ Friday, March 31, 2017 I believe that Francis of Assisi was unique and ahead of his time for loving and relating to both the historical Jesus and the eternal Christ at the same time, surely without fully realizing what he was doing. Francis himself just Read More »

The Christ Is Bigger than Christianity

The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 The Christ Is Bigger than Christianity Sunday, March 26, 2017 And in everything that I saw, I could perceive nothing except the presence of the power of God, and in a manner totally indescribable. And my soul in an excess of wonder cried out: This world is pregnant with God! Read More »

Law of Three as Contemplative Practice

The Law of Three in Action Law of Three as Contemplative Practice Friday, March 24, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring the Law of Three in action. We’ve been exploring the Law of Three as a practical tool for inner and outer transformation. Its strength lies in its consistency and versatility Read More »

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