Tag Archives: Cynthia Bourgeault

Conscious Love

God as Us: Week 2 Conscious Love Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Cynthia Bourgeault, one of CAC’s core faculty members, names Jesus’ teaching and way of life “the path of conscious love.” [This phrase] emphasizes the life-affirming and implicitly relational nature of the path, and the word “conscious” makes clear that the touchstone here is transformation, Read More »

Purity and Passion

God as Us: Week 2 Purity and Passion Monday, November 13, 2017 I want to say a little about purity and about passion. What I mean by purity is singleness of heart, when the head and the heart are working together in a way that allows you to see wholeness, to see from your True Read More »

God’s Heartbeat

Cosmology God’s Heartbeat Friday, November 3, 2017 CAC’s core faculty member, Cynthia Bourgeault, shares insights from other mystics—current and past—to reveal mercy at the heart of the universe. She shares the theological implications of quantum physics from contemporary Episcopal preacher, Barbara Brown Taylor: Where is God in this picture? God is all over the place. Read More »

Swimming in Mercy

Cosmology Swimming in Mercy Thursday, November 2, 2017 (All Souls Day) As we read yesterday, Ilia Delio sees love as the foundation of the universe. Cynthia Bourgeault, one of CAC’s core faculty members, describes mercy as a quality of this love, the unmerited and unconditional energy that gives life to all things. Cynthia writes in Read More »

the Mendicant, Fall 2017, Vol. 7 No. 4

Click here to read the Fall 2017 Mendicant. Center for Action and Contemplation celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a commemorative edition of The Mendicant. CAC’s Founder, Richard Rohr; Executive Director, Michael Poffenberger; Core Faculty, Cynthia Bourgeault and James Finley; and Secretary of the CAC Board of Directors, LaVera Crawley, share their perspectives on the history and future Read More »

Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault: Weekly Summary

Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault Summary: Sunday, October 15-Friday, October 20, 2017 This week guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault reflected on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and The Cloud of Unknowing. Teilhard reveals a wrenchingly honest acknowledgement of our human predicament and an unfailing fidelity to seeing God in every aspect of Read More »

The Work of Contemplation

Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault The Work of Contemplation Friday, October 20, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues reflecting on the classic, anonymous text of Christian mysticism, The Cloud of Unknowing. As I mentioned yesterday, I approach The Cloud in a different way than it is typically understood. While reading Read More »

Knowing from the Whole

Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault Knowing from the Whole Thursday, October 19, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault reflects on another significant element within the Christian mystical lineage. The Cloud of Unknowing is a 14th-century spiritual classic written by an anonymous English monk. Perhaps this shows ego in a subservient role. Read More »

Falling Fearless into Love

Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault Falling Fearless into Love Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues reflecting on the Christian mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The third and most powerful wellspring of hope that Teilhard has to offer us—for those with “eyes to see and hearts to hear”—is Read More »

Don’t Co-Exist. Coalesce!

Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault Don’t Co-Exist. Coalesce! Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues reflecting on the Christian mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The second hopeful resource that Teilhard brings to our unsettled times is his unshakable conviction that evolutionary progress will unfold its ultimate triumph in Read More »

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