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Art as Service

Finding God in the Arts Art as Service Friday, August 20, 2021 Few of us feel called to be formal or fine artists, but all of us are called to be creators. Each of us is called to bring creativity, purpose, and passion to our vocation, no matter what it is. Artist and author Julia… Continue Reading Art as Service

A Theology of Making

Finding God in the Arts A Theology of Making Wednesday, August 18, 2021 “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing for me. . . . She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.” (Mark 14:6, 8) I am struck by the deep… Continue Reading A Theology of Making

Order, Disorder, Reorder: Part One: Weekly Summary

Order, Disorder, Reorder: Part One Saturday, August 15, 2020 Summary: Sunday, August 9—August 14, 2020 To grow toward love, union, salvation, or enlightenment, we must be moved from Order to Disorder, and then ultimately to Reorder. (Sunday) Law, tradition, and boundaries—what I call Order—seem to be necessary in any spiritual system both to reveal and… Continue Reading Order, Disorder, Reorder: Part One: Weekly Summary

The Creative Life

Art: Old and New The Creative Life Wednesday, November 13, 2019 I’ve discussed public and even famous works of art this week, but the very process of creating art is valuable and generative, even if no one else ever sees it. Mirabai Starr reminds us of the freedom of childhood and encourages us to be… Continue Reading The Creative Life

Fallow Time

Art: Old and New Fallow Time Tuesday, November 12, 2019 When speaking of art, we most often think of the finished product whether it be a painting, a drawing, a performance, a sculpture, a poem, or another expression of creativity. Today, I invite you to consider the evolving process of creation as described by my… Continue Reading Fallow Time

Creativity: Weekly Summary

Creativity Summary: Sunday, June 3-Friday, June 8, 2018 The “mind of Christ” is a different way of knowing, and you can recognize it by its gratuity, open-endedness, compassion, and by the way it is so creative and energizing in those who allow it. (Sunday) The contemplative stance is the Third Way. We stand in the… Continue Reading Creativity: Weekly Summary

Evolving the Universe

Creativity Evolving the Universe Friday, June 8, 2018 Contemplation hastens the evolution of the human species. Whoever finds this out and practices it will hasten the evolutionary future of the human family. —Thomas Keating [1] Consider what Franciscan scientist and sister Ilia Delio, a scholar of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, has to say about the… Continue Reading Evolving the Universe

An Anticipatory Universe

Creativity An Anticipatory Universe Thursday, June 7, 2018 I believe that the core of the Judeo-Christian revelation is that we are created in the image of God. We lose that and we lose the foundation. Clearly, God is endlessly imaginative and creative. Those who are intensely curious, open, and creative are probably deeply in touch… Continue Reading An Anticipatory Universe

Creative Leaders

Creativity Creative Leaders Wednesday, June 6, 2018 I’m sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control. —Margaret Wheatley (b. 1944), researcher of organizational behavior [1] There is no greater training for… Continue Reading Creative Leaders

The Law of Three

Creativity The Law of Three Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Today, Cynthia Bourgeault, a faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation, explores the profound metaphysical Law of Three. Understanding and consciously participating in this principle can help us welcome new, surprising resolutions that free us from our usual binary and oppositional way of operating… Continue Reading The Law of Three

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