Tag Archives: Diarmuid O’Murchu

Searching for Meaning

Suffering: Week 1 Searching for Meaning Monday, October 15, 2018 During the next two weeks I will reflect on suffering and how we might recognize God’s image and likeness in people even—and perhaps especially—during hard times. Some of the greatest wisdom has come from those who experienced unspeakable trauma and harm. Holocaust survivor and respected… Continue Reading Searching for Meaning

The Politics of Connectedness

Politics: Week 2 The Politics of Connectedness Tuesday, July 17, 2018 As I shared last week, the role of religion is to reconnect us—to our truest selves, each other, and to God. If we are all made in God’s image, we are already connected through our inherent, divine DNA. But we’ve forgotten and need reminding!… Continue Reading The Politics of Connectedness

In Pursuit of Sexual Justice

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 In Pursuit of Sexual Justice Friday, April 20, 2018 If you’re paying any attention to the news, no doubt you’ve noticed a dramatic shift over the past several decades in how our culture views human sexuality. As we’ve mentioned this week, gender and sexuality are fluid concepts, so it’s only… Continue Reading In Pursuit of Sexual Justice

Marriage

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Marriage Thursday, April 19, 2018 What is marriage and what is its purpose? As a priest, who has tried to be faithful to my vow of celibacy, I may not be the most qualified to comment, but I feel a responsibility to clarify some of the confusion and misunderstanding that… Continue Reading Marriage

The Essential Self and the Passing Self

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 The Essential Self and the Passing Self Wednesday, April 18, 2018 As I shared in my meditations on human bodies the last two weeks, Western Christianity owes our separation of body and spirit to Greek philosophy much more than to Scripture or Jesus. Social psychologist Diarmuid O’Murchu suggests that Plato… Continue Reading The Essential Self and the Passing Self

God Is Not “Out There”

Incarnation: Week 1 God Is Not “Out There” Sunday, January 10, 2016 I often say that incarnation is the Christian trump card. It is the overcoming of the gap between God and everything else. It is the synthesis of matter and spirit. Without incarnation, God remains separate from us and from creation. Because of incarnation,… Continue Reading God Is Not “Out There”

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