Tag Archives: Cosmic Christ

Universal Salvation

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 Universal Salvation Friday, April 7, 2017 A universal notion of Christ takes mysticism beyond the mere individual and private level that has been seen as mysticism’s weakness. If authentic God experience overcomes the primary false split between yourself and the divine, then it should also overcome the equally false split Read More »

The Union of Human and Divine

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 The Union of Human and Divine Thursday, April 6, 2017 Please do not think me a heretic, but it is formally and theologically incorrect to say “Jesus is God,” as most Christians glibly do and then need to “prove.” Jesus is instead a third something—the perfect union of “very God” 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 »

Dynamic Unity

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 Dynamic Unity Sunday, April 2, 2017 Paul tried unceasingly to demonstrate “that Jesus was the Christ” (Acts 9:22). This synthesis is the heart of Paul’s conversion experience. Paul did not think he was abandoning his Jewish faith, but rather finding its universal dimension in this “Mystery of Christ,” as he Read More »

The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 Summary

The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, March 26-Friday, March 31, 2017 Franciscan philosopher and theologian John Duns Scotus taught that Christ was the very “first idea” in the mind of God. In other words, God wanted to manifest the Godself externally, so an eternal love affair could begin between matter and God who is 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 »

God’s Fingerprints

The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 God’s Fingerprints Thursday, March 30, 3017 There is one God and Creator of all, who is over all, who works through all, and is within all. —Ephesians 4:6 Bonaventure took Francis of Assisi’s lay intuitive genius and spelled it out in an entire philosophy and theology. He wrote: “The magnitude Read More »

The Great Chain of Being

The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 The Great Chain of Being Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Francis called all creatures, no matter how small, by the name of brother and sister; because he knew they had the same source as himself. —Saint Bonaventure (1217-1274) [1] We must rebuild from the very bottom up, and that means restoring Read More »

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