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One in Love

Unity and Diversity One in Love Sunday, June 2, 2019 The primary problem is that our identities are too small. We tend to rely most on our smaller, cultural identities and ignore our larger, common identity as members of the body of Christ. . . . Indeed, adopting a common identity is the key to… Continue Reading One in Love

Oneness

Perennial Tradition Oneness Wednesday, August 1, 2018 On that day, you will know that you are in me and I am in you. —John 14:20 “That day” that John refers to has been a long time in coming; even so, it has been the enduring message of every great religion in history. It is the… Continue Reading Oneness

The One and the Many

Perennial Tradition The One and the Many Sunday, July 29, 2018 The beauty of the world is Christ’s tender smile for us coming through matter. —Simone Weil [1] Much of our life we are trying to connect the dots, to pierce the heart of reality to see what is good, true, and beautiful for us.… Continue Reading The One and the Many

Protecting and Also Bridging Differences

Justice: Week 1 Protecting and Also Bridging Differences Monday, June 11, 2018 As we saw earlier this year, humans need concrete and particular experiences to learn the ways of love. [1] We don’t learn to love through abstract philosophy or theology. That’s why Jesus came to show God in human form, revealing a face we… Continue Reading Protecting and Also Bridging Differences

The Beloved Community

Community The Beloved Community Tuesday, May 8, 2018 The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. —Martin Luther King, Jr. [1] As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saw clearly in the last years of his life, we face a real choice between chaos and community—we need a moral revolution. If… Continue Reading The Beloved Community

Nature Reflects God’s Goodness

The Natural World: Week 2 Nature Reflects God’s Goodness Tuesday, March 6, 2018 To start with words of the great Doctor of the Church, Thomas Aquinas: “Grace does not destroy nature, but perfects it.” [1] Grace brings nature to a sense of its own sanctity, and it evokes this sacredness within the human heart. Aquinas… Continue Reading Nature Reflects God’s Goodness

Creation Reflects God’s Glory

Creation: Week 2 Creation Reflects God’s Glory Sunday, February 18, 2018 The universe itself can be understood as the primary revelation of the divine. —Thomas Berry [1] The Divine Presence is happening in, through, and amidst every detail of life. . . . [It] penetrates all that exists. Everything in virtue of coming into existence is… Continue Reading Creation Reflects God’s Glory

Unity in Diversity

Trinity: Week 1 Unity in Diversity Friday, March 3, 2017 In order to be vital and relevant, Christianity must be able to demonstrate a metaphysical core for spirituality and holiness—not merely a behavioral, psychological, or moral philosophy. A Trinitarian metaphysic, a philosophy of the nature of being, provides just such a vibrant and inherent foundation.… Continue Reading Unity in Diversity

Diversity in Community

Community Diversity in Community Friday, April 22, 2016 Most of our churches are rather homogeneous. Yet church, of all places, should be inclusive and reflective of our diverse and complex world. Shane Claiborne describes the all too familiar scene: We are always most comfortable around people who are like us. I think that’s true of… Continue Reading Diversity in Community

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