Tag Archives: God

God as Us: Week 2 Summary

God as Us: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, November 12-Friday, November 17, 2017 We do not create this temple; we only occasionally dwell within it—by a daring respect and a risky surrender. (Sunday) “Agape is what emerges from the refiner’s fire when that surging desire to cling, possess, consume the object of one’s adoring is subjected Read More »

The Invisible Character of White Privilege

God as Us: Week 2 The Invisible Character of White Privilege Friday, November 17, 2017 If we are going to talk about God as me, we must also talk about God as thee too!  For a long time, I naively hoped that racism was a thing of the past. Those of us who are white Read More »

Gates to the Temple

God as Us: Week 2 Gates to the Temple Sunday, November 12, 2017 Authentic love is about giving a bit of myself to another—and, in this surrender, something new is created, whether a baby or another form of life and beauty. The flow of love is a divine experience mirroring the relationship within the Trinity. Read More »

God as Us: Week 1 Summary

God as Us: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, November 5-Friday, November 10, 2017 The divine DNA is in everyone and everything God has created “from the beginning.” As humans, we are graced with the capacity to realize this, fully enjoy it, and draw mightily from it. (Sunday) When we call something sacred, we normally mean that Read More »

Mother God

God as Us: Week 1 Mother God Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Why does it matter whether our image of God is masculine or feminine or even a non-binary gender? One reason is that it makes it easier for us to recognize the divine in us, whatever our gender. When we over-emphasize masculine traits of the Read More »

Sophia: Wisdom of God

God as Us: Week 1 Sophia: Wisdom of God Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Theologian Marcus Borg’s study of Scripture reveals many female metaphors for God. Here he shows how God’s wisdom was invariably presented as a woman: The most fully developed female biblical image for God is in the wisdom literature of ancient Israel—in Proverbs Read More »

Images of God

God as Us: Week Images of God Monday, November 6, 2017 In the image of God they were created, male and female God created them. —Genesis 1:27 We are sacred images or incarnations of God. Some might wonder if it’s appropriate to apply the term sacred to gender. What makes anything “sacred” anyway? When we Read More »

Divine DNA

God as Us: Week 1 Divine DNA Sunday, November 5, 2017 “God as Us” is the title for the next two weeks of meditations. Perhaps you might think this daring or presumptuous. Yet the union between God and creation, and most specifically humanity, has always been the precise goal of Christianity. Hear St. John of Read More »

God’s Heartbeat

Cosmology God’s Heartbeat Friday, November 3, 2017 CAC’s core faculty member, Cynthia Bourgeault, shares insights from other mystics—current and past—to reveal mercy at the heart of the universe. She shares the theological implications of quantum physics from contemporary Episcopal preacher, Barbara Brown Taylor: Where is God in this picture? God is all over the place. Read More »

Swimming in Mercy

Cosmology Swimming in Mercy Thursday, November 2, 2017 (All Souls Day) As we read yesterday, Ilia Delio sees love as the foundation of the universe. Cynthia Bourgeault, one of CAC’s core faculty members, describes mercy as a quality of this love, the unmerited and unconditional energy that gives life to all things. Cynthia writes in Read More »

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