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Incarnational, Queer Love

The Holiness of Human Sexuality Incarnational, Queer Love Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Presbyterian minister Mihee Kim-Kort came to identify as queer [1] after she was ordained, married, and a mother. Once considered a pejorative, “queer” has been reclaimed by some LGBTQ people to describe themselves—and it reflects many attributes of a Christian incarnational view of… Continue Reading Incarnational, Queer Love

God Is Not Only “Over There”

The Contemplative Call to Nature God Is Not Only “Over There” Sunday, April 18, 2021 The core message of the incarnation of God in Jesus is that the Divine Presence is here, in us and in all of creation, and not only “over there” in some far-off realm. Indigenous religions largely understand this, as do… Continue Reading God Is Not Only “Over There”

Making New Friends

Friendship and Grace Making New Friends Thursday, April 15, 2021 I’ve known CAC faculty member Brian McLaren for many years; and I deeply admire his gift for making friends through his genuine curiosity, compassion, and unconditional presence to others. In this passage, he encourages us to build relationships outside our comfortable social and religious groups.… Continue Reading Making New Friends

An Expanding Love: Weekly Summary

An Expanding Love Saturday, March 20, 2021 Week Eleven Summary and Practice Sunday, March 14—Friday, March 19, 2021 Sunday Peter himself began to recognize that God works with all people of goodwill—not just people in his group. But he had to be pushed there. Little by little, God leads him to universal love. Monday To… Continue Reading An Expanding Love: Weekly Summary

The Reciprocity of the Universe

Nature, Cosmos, and Connection The Reciprocity of the Universe Thursday, February 18, 2021 The bloodline of God is connected to everything . . . shells on the ocean shore, the mushrooms growing in the forest, the trees stretching to the clouds, the tiniest speck of snow in the winter, and our dust-to-dustness—we are all connected… Continue Reading The Reciprocity of the Universe

Giving Away Every Gift

Self-Emptying Giving Away Every Gift Monday, December 14, 2020 A focus on self-emptying or “letting go” might seem like a call to self-denial or “making do with less,” but as Cynthia Bourgeault points out in her description of Jesus’ teaching, it can also lead to radical generosity and abundance. When we cling to less—of our… Continue Reading Giving Away Every Gift

the Mendicant, Spring 2020, Vol. 10, No. 2

Click here to read Spring 2020 Mendicant. This issue features: “A Liminal Time” by Richard Rohr, OFM “A Liminal Place” by Kirsten Oates “A Reflection” by James Finley “A Legacy of Generosity” “Voices from Our Community on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Loaves and Fishes

Alternative Community Loaves and Fishes Friday, June 5, 2020 We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community. —Dorothy Day Everyone relies on community in some way or another, no matter what our personal, social, or economic circumstances. No one can… Continue Reading Loaves and Fishes

Helping Others

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part Two Helping Others Thursday, December 19, 2019 Step Twelve: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. [1] Step Twelve tells addicts that they will never really come to appropriate the power and… Continue Reading Helping Others

Moral Capitalism

Economy: Old and New Moral Capitalism Wednesday, November 27, 2019 I’m afraid that some readers have given up on this week’s meditations by now, convinced that I hate capitalism and money and that I don’t even believe people should get paid for a hard day’s work. That’s just not true! I’m not going to say… Continue Reading Moral Capitalism

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