Tag Archives: Creation

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 Summary

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, April 2-Friday, April 7, 2017 What most religion treats as separate (matter and Spirit, humanity and divinity) has never been separate from its beginnings: Spirit is forever captured in matter, and matter is the place where Spirit shows itself. It is one sacred world. (Sunday) Christ is the Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Inner and Outer Worlds Converge

Trinity: Week 1 Inner and Outer Worlds Converge Thursday, March 2, 2017 Everything came forth from the divine dance that is the Trinity. Our new appreciation of Trinity is giving us a new grounding for interfaith understanding. It’s giving us a marvelous new basis for appreciating how this mystery is embedded as the code, not Read More »

The Mystery of Incarnation

Experience The Mystery of Incarnation Friday, January 27, 2017 Francis of Assisi knew that if you can accept that the finite manifests the infinite and that the physical is the doorway to the spiritual (the foundational principle we call “incarnation”) then all you need is right here and right now—in this world. This is the Read More »

Divine DNA

From the Bottom Up: Introduction Divine DNA Thursday, January 5, 2017 [The] final end of the Incarnation is the realization of God’s union with the entire universe. —Alan Watts [1] What is emerging in our time is the desire for a faith for and of the earth, at long last capable of animating the fullness Read More »

Original Blessing

From the Bottom Up: Introduction Original Blessing Wednesday, January 4, 2017 As we rebuild Christianity from the bottom up, let’s start “in the beginning” with the very first chapter of the Bible, Genesis 1. The first image in the Judeo-Christian Bible reveals a creative, compassionate God: “God’s Spirit hovered over the water” (Genesis 1:2). The Read More »

Nature: Week 2 Summary

Nature: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, November 13-Friday, November 18, 2016 We either honor God in all things or we soon lose the basis for seeing God in anything. (Sunday) Bonaventure saw all things as likenesses of God, fingerprints and footprints (vestigia Dei) that reveal the divine DNA underlying all living links in creation. (Monday) Creation Read More »

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