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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

Growing into Belonging

Growing in Love’s Likeness Growing into Belonging Thursday, March 29, 2018 As we grow spiritually, we discover that we are not as separate as we thought we were. Separation from God, self, and others is a deep and tragic illusion. As we grow into deeper connection and union, the things that once brought meaning and… Continue Reading Growing into Belonging

The Further Journey

Growing in Love’s Likeness The Further Journey Wednesday, March 28, 2018 The journey into the second half of our own lives awaits us all. Yet not everyone embarks or continues on the journey, even though most of us get older. The “further journey” seems to be a well-kept secret. Many people do not even know… Continue Reading The Further Journey

Falling into Mercy

Growing in Love’s Likeness Falling into Mercy Tuesday, March 27, 2018 The transition to the second half of life moves you from either/or thinking to both/and thinking: the ability to increasingly live with paradox and mystery. You no longer think in terms of win/lose, but win/win. It is a very different mind and strategy for… Continue Reading Falling into Mercy

Human Development in Scripture

Growing in Love’s Likeness Human Development in Scripture Monday, March 26, 2018 It is helpful for us to know about the whole arc of life and where it is leading. Walter Brueggemann, one of my favorite scripture scholars, brilliantly connects the development of the Hebrew Scriptures with the development of human consciousness. [1] Brueggemann identifies… Continue Reading Human Development in Scripture

Two Halves of Life

Growing in Love’s Likeness Two Halves of Life Sunday, March 25, 2018 All of us, gazing with unveiled face on the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image that we reflect. This is the work of the Lord who is Spirit. —2 Corinthians 3:18 We are created in the image and… Continue Reading Two Halves of Life

All Things Change and Grow

Evolution All Things Change and Grow Monday, February 26, 2018 It is hard for me to understand why some Christians are so threatened by the notion of evolution. Are they not observing reality? Why this stalwart attachment to inertness? Perhaps static things appear more controllable? I suspect such resistance largely comes from our ego and… Continue Reading All Things Change and Grow

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

Julian of Norwich, Part I

Mysticism: Week 2 Julian of Norwich, Part I Sunday, October 1, 2017 We who seek to grow spiritually are like children ushered off to school for their education and personal growth. God is the principal or headmaster, and the saints and mystics are the various teachers and coaches who will interact with us on a… Continue Reading Julian of Norwich, Part I

Silently Gazing upon God

Rebuilding on a Contemplative Foundation Silently Gazing upon God Monday, July 10, 2017 In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI invited Rowan Williams, then Archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the Anglican Church in England, to address the Synod of Bishops on the topic of evangelization. Williams is a brilliant theologian and man of prayer. His address… Continue Reading Silently Gazing upon God

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