Tag Archives: faith

Reclaiming Jesus

Justice: Week 2 Reclaiming Jesus Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Earlier this year, I collaborated with a group of Christian leaders in the United States to write a statement to our churches, “Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis.” [1] I invite you to meditate on three of our affirmations: The church’s… Continue Reading Reclaiming Jesus

Becoming Fully Human

Growing in Love’s Likeness Becoming Fully Human Friday, March 30, 2018 The glory of God is a human being fully alive. —St. Irenaeus of Lyon [1] Barbara Brown Taylor, an author and Episcopal priest, will be joining me at CONSPIRE 2018 (along with Barbara Holmes, Brian McLaren, and Mirabai Starr). [2] Taylor writes eloquently of… Continue Reading Becoming Fully Human

An Unfolding Future

Evolution An Unfolding Future Tuesday, February 27, 2018 To fight the concept of evolution is to fight the core meaning of biblical faith, which is a generous balancing act between knowing and not knowing. Unbelief is to insist on total knowing now—by myself! As people of faith, we believe that God is guiding this mysterious… Continue Reading An Unfolding Future

Love Needs a Face

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 1 Love Needs a Face Monday, January 15, 2018 It was probably St. Francis of Assisi (c. 1182-1226) who first brought attention to the humanity of Jesus within organized Christianity. During its first thousand years, the Church was mainly concerned with proving that Jesus was God. Prior to St. Francis, paintings… Continue Reading Love Needs a Face

God’s Self-Revelation

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 1 God’s Self-Revelation Sunday, January 14, 2018 For what can be known about God is perfectly plain, since God has made it plain.  Through everything God has created, people can clearly see God’s invisible qualities—God’s eternal power and divine nature. So you have no excuse for not knowing God. —Romans 1:20… Continue Reading God’s Self-Revelation

From the Bottom Up: Summary: Weekly Summary

From the Bottom Up: Summary Summary: Sunday, December 24-Friday, December 29, 2017 Rather than coming from those in power at the top, the most effective and lasting change happens at the grass-roots level, led by those who are on the “edge of the inside” and are not dependent upon the status quo. (Sunday) Both Jesus… Continue Reading From the Bottom Up: Summary: Weekly Summary

Jesus and Buddha

Interfaith Friendship Jesus and Buddha Friday, December 8, 2017 In his book Jesus and Buddha, New Testament theologian Marcus Borg (1942-2015) highlights numerous sayings in the teachings of Jesus that are strikingly similar, if not identical, to the teachings of the Buddha who lived some six centuries earlier. There have been some attempts to explain… Continue Reading Jesus and Buddha

Emerging Church: Weekly Summary

Emerging Church Summary: Sunday, November 26-Friday, December 1, 2017 Reformation is the perpetual process of conversion that is needed by all individuals and institutions. (Sunday) I believe the “emerging church” is a movement of the Holy Spirit. Movements are the energy-building stages of things, before they become monuments, museums, or machines. (Monday) The emerging church,… Continue Reading Emerging Church: Weekly Summary

Rooted and Grounded in Love

Emerging Church Rooted and Grounded in Love Friday, December 1, 2017 Brian McLaren, a longtime friend and speaker at many CAC conferences, has been a leading presence in the Emerging Church movement. Today I share a favorite passage from his recent book, The Great Spiritual Migration: The only thing that matters is faith expressing itself… Continue Reading Rooted and Grounded in Love

Open to Change

Faith and Science Open to Change Monday, October 23, 2017 God comes into the world in always-surprising ways so that the sincere seeker will always find. Is sincere seeking perhaps the real meaning of walking in darkness and faith? It seems to me that many scientists today are very sincere seekers. In fact, today’s scientists… Continue Reading Open to Change

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