Tag Archives: covenant
God’s Dynamic Intimacy
Do you believe that life is dynamic? Continue Reading God’s Dynamic Intimacy
The Prophetic Future
Worship of God is all about how we treat our neighbor, how we treat the stranger in our midst. Continue Reading The Prophetic Future
Can We Be “Friends” with God?
Friendship is an eternal circle, the ceaseless reaching toward one another that strengthens us and gives us joy. Continue Reading Can We Be “Friends” with God?
Letting Go of Power
Good and Bad Power Letting Go of Power Thursday, August 12, 2021 In her book The Wisdom Jesus, Cynthia Bourgeault describes how Jesus modeled the path of kenosis. Taken from the Greek word in Paul’s letter to the Philippians (2:5–9), it means to “let go” or “to empty oneself.” In Jesus, this self-emptying pattern revealed… Continue Reading Letting Go of Power
The God of Welcome
An Expanding Love The God of Welcome Thursday, March 18, 2021 The Rev. Stephanie Spellers is a leader in the Episcopal Church, working with Bishop Michael Curry to spread a message of God’s inclusive and expansive love. She tracks how we move from a love of self, and those like us, to a generative love… Continue Reading The God of Welcome
The Reciprocity of the Universe
Nature, Cosmos, and Connection The Reciprocity of the Universe Thursday, February 18, 2021 The bloodline of God is connected to everything . . . shells on the ocean shore, the mushrooms growing in the forest, the trees stretching to the clouds, the tiniest speck of snow in the winter, and our dust-to-dustness—we are all connected… Continue Reading The Reciprocity of the Universe
Jesus’ Social Program
Community Jesus’ Social Program Thursday, May 7, 2020 Jesus’ experience of divine kinship, which Beatrice Bruteau described yesterday, naturally led to the creation of equitable community. His community was very different than the larger society in which he lived—and the individualistic, largely unfettered capitalist society in which we live today. In fact, Jesus’ community looks… Continue Reading Jesus’ Social Program
Islam Primordial Light Wednesday, September 26, 2018 What is this precious love and laughter Budding in our hearts? It is the glorious sound Of a soul waking up! —Hafiz (c. 1320–1389)  Sufism is the mystical arm of Islam. Mainline Islam, like most organized religions, largely emphasizes practical expressions and behaviors, whereas Sufism developed and… Continue Reading Primordial Light