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Tag Archives: Creation

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 »

Our Only Home

Nature: Week 2 Our Only Home Friday, November 18, 2016 Our world is a sacred whole in which we have a sacred mission. —Joanna Macy [1] We are summoned to become fully human. We must mature into people who are, first and foremost, citizens of Earth and residents of the universe, and our identity and Read More »

One Part of Creation

Nature: Week 2 One Part of Creation Thursday, November 17, 2016 If you would learn more, ask the cattle, Seek information from the birds of the air. The creeping things of earth will give you lessons, And the fishes of the sea will tell you all. There is not a single creature that does not Read More »

Nature Reflects God’s Goodness

Nature: Week 2 Nature Reflects God’s Goodness Wednesday, November 16, 2016 God brought things into being in order that his [sic] goodness might be communicated to creatures, and be represented by them; and because his goodness could not be adequately represented by one creature alone, he produced many and diverse creatures, that what was wanting Read More »

Creation Is the Primary Cathedral

Nature: Week 2 Creation Is the Primary Cathedral Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Creation itself—not ritual or spaces constructed by human hands—was Francis’ primary cathedral. It is no accident that the majority of Jesus’ stories and metaphors are based on human and natural observations, not classroom theology. It is not unimportant that both Jesus and Francis Read More »

The Univocity of Being

Nature: Week 2 The Univocity of Being Monday, November 14, 2016 Christ has something in common with all creatures. With the stone he [sic] shares existence, with the plants he shares life, with the animals he shares sensation, and with the angels he shares intelligence. Thus all things are transformed in Christ since in the Read More »

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