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Union: The Foundation and Goal

Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Union: The Foundation and Goal Monday, April 23, 2018 We two being one, are it. –John Donne [1] Even as we acknowledge the sacredness of gender and sex, we also need to realize that there’s something deeper than our gender, anatomy, or physical passion: our ontological self, who we are… Continue Reading Union: The Foundation and Goal

The Task within the Task

Two Halves of Life: Week 1 The Task within the Task Sunday, June 12, 2016 Religion and various models of human development seem to suggest there are two major tasks for each human life. The first task is to build a strong “container” or identity; the second is to find the contents that the container… Continue Reading The Task within the Task

Step Four

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 1 Step Four Thursday, June 2, 2016 Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. [1] Bill Wilson realized that “Belief in the power of God, plus enough willingness, honesty and humility to establish and maintain the new order of things, were the essential requirements. Simple, but not easy; a price… Continue Reading Step Four

The Four Loves

Paul: Week 2 The Four Loves Tuesday, March 15, 2016 There are many different kinds of love. Ancient Greeks had multiple distinct words for what we try to cover with our single word “love”; these include philia (friendship), eros (passion), storge (familial love), and agape (infinite or divine love). I sometimes fear that our paucity… Continue Reading The Four Loves

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