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Prayer as Surrender

Spirituality of Letting Go: Week 2 Prayer as Surrender Tuesday, September 6, 2016 One must fully recognize that mystics like Francis and Clare lived from a place of conscious, chosen, and loving union with God; such union was realized by surrendering to it, not by achieving it. Surrender to Another, participation with Another, and divine… Continue Reading Prayer as Surrender

Dying to Self

Participation: Week 1 Dying to Self Wednesday, April 6, 2016 In truth, we must change our very self-image rather than just be told some new things to see or do. To be a Christian is to objectively know that we share the same identity that Jesus enjoyed as both human and divine, which is what… Continue Reading Dying to Self

A Larger Knowing

Participation: Week 1 A Larger Knowing Sunday, April 3, 2016 We must know spiritual things spiritually. (See 1 Corinthians 2:12-13) Francis and Clare of Assisi are two prime examples of people who chose to live on the “edge of the inside” rather than front and center and who understood life as participation. As we’ve explored… Continue Reading A Larger Knowing

Enoughness Instead of Never Enough

Alternative Orthodoxy: Week 2 Enoughness Instead of Never Enough Friday, February 19, 2016 Most of us have grown up with a capitalist worldview, which makes a virtue and goal out of accumulation, consumption, and collecting. Normally we cannot see this as an unsustainable and unhappy trap because all of our rooms are decorated with this… Continue Reading Enoughness Instead of Never Enough

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