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A Communion of Subjects

Cosmology and Nature A Communion of Subjects Friday, June 26, 2020 Acknowledging the intrinsic value, beauty, and even soul of creation, elements, plants, and animals is a major paradigm shift for most Western Christians. In fact, many in the past often dismissed such thinking as animism or paganism. We limited God’s love and salvation to… Continue Reading A Communion of Subjects

An Infinite Web

Cosmology and Nature An Infinite Web Thursday, June 25, 2020 Author and Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor has been writing about the intersection of faith and science for a long time. In this essay, written over twenty years ago, she was already exploring a new cosmology, one that honored her deep understanding of both God… Continue Reading An Infinite Web

A Christian Cosmology

Cosmology and Nature A Christian Cosmology Sunday, June 21, 2020 The word cosmology has been used more frequently in recent years, even in religious circles. If cosmology is the study of the origin, processes, and shape of the universe, then it also involves the study of God, the universe’s Creator. I find it utterly enticing,… Continue Reading A Christian Cosmology

Freedom: An Infinite Possibility of Growth

Inner and Outer Freedom Freedom: An Infinite Possibility of Growth Monday, June 15, 2020 The spirituality of CAC faculty member James Finley has been deeply influenced by the writings of Thomas Merton (1915–1968). In this passage, Jim explores the paradoxical wisdom that true freedom does not come from following our own will but in knowing… Continue Reading Freedom: An Infinite Possibility of Growth

God is Being Itself

Franciscan Ecological Wisdom God is Being Itself Wednesday, May 20, 2020 The Franciscan philosopher and theologian John Duns Scotus (1266–1308), whom I studied for four years in seminary, wrote that “God first wills Christ as his supreme work.” [1] In other words, God’s “first idea” and priority was to make the Godself both visible and… Continue Reading God is Being Itself

There Is No Anger in God

Julian of Norwich There Is No Anger in God Thursday, May 14, 2020 Author and Episcopal priest Mary Earle explores the difficult questions that beset individuals during Julian’s time as well as our own. She writes, In a social and cultural context [the fourteenth century was] so saturated with suffering and death, it is no… Continue Reading There Is No Anger in God

God Is Our True Mother

Julian of Norwich God Is Our True Mother Wednesday, May 13, 2020 In Chapter 54 of Julian’s Showings, we find what I consider the best description I have read of the union of the soul inside of the Trinity. Julian writes, “[God] makes no distinction in love between the blessed soul of Christ and the least… Continue Reading God Is Our True Mother

The Foundation of Community

Community The Foundation of Community Tuesday, May 5, 2020 A divine foundation of relationship is what all religion, spirituality, and perhaps even politics, is aiming for. The Trinity offers us this precise gift—a grounded connection with God, self, others, and the world. This ancient doctrine dared to affirm that God is relationship itself. The way… Continue Reading The Foundation of Community

Lesson Three: Your Life Is Not About You

Reality Initiating Us: Part One Lesson Three: Your Life Is Not About You Wednesday, April 1, 2020 After any true initiating experience, we know that we are a part of a much bigger whole. Life is not about us, but we are about life. We are not our own. We are an instance of a… Continue Reading Lesson Three: Your Life Is Not About You

The Three Intelligence Centers

Enneagram Part One: Body Center The Three Intelligence Centers Monday, February 24, 2020 My dear friend Chris Heuertz has written two books on the Enneagram full of compassionate wisdom and insight. Next month he is also launching a podcast called Enneagram Mapmakers, interviewing esteemed teachers of the Enneagram tradition. [1] It’s fascinating to me how teaching… Continue Reading The Three Intelligence Centers

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