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The Poverty of Christmas

There’s really nothing necessarily pretty about the first Christmas. Continue Reading The Poverty of Christmas

God Is Beyond Gender

Images of God God Is beyond Gender Wednesday, December 1, 2o21 Virtually all Christians are taught to call God “Father,” as Jesus did himself. Yet Richard understands the need for both masculine and feminine images of God. He writes: I must invite us all to reclaim and honor female wisdom, which is often qualitatively different… Continue Reading God Is Beyond Gender

Original Goodness: Weekly Summary

Original Goodness Saturday, October 30, 2021 Week Forty-Three Summary and Practice Sunday, October 24—Friday, October 29, 2021 Sunday Our core is original blessing, not original sin. —Richard Rohr Monday The Christian story line must start with a positive, over-arching vision for humanity and for history, or it will never get beyond the primitive, exclusionary, and… Continue Reading Original Goodness: Weekly Summary

The Holiness of Human Sexuality

The Holiness of Human Sexuality Saturday, June 12, 2021 Week Twenty-Three Summary and Practice Sunday, June 6—Friday, June 11, 2021 Sunday When two loving individuals, two bearers of God’s image, are unified in an erotic embrace, there is space for something holy. What was separate has come together. Two spirits, two bodies, two stories are… Continue Reading The Holiness of Human Sexuality

The Goal Is Union

The Holiness of Human Sexuality The Goal Is Union Friday, June 11, 2021 The goal of our sexual longing is universal love, which is to say union with God, ourselves, and What Is. We came from union and all of our longing is a movement back toward union. The experiences of sexuality can help us glimpse… Continue Reading The Goal Is Union

Beyond the Binaries

The Holiness of Human Sexuality Beyond the Binaries Thursday, June 10, 2021 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ… Continue Reading Beyond the Binaries

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

Biblical Erotic Poetry

The Holiness of Human Sexuality Biblical Erotic Poetry Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Early Jewish scholars and Christian church fathers each debated whether the Song of Songs should be included in the Scriptures. We can understand why, because by any definition, it’s erotic poetry from beginning to end, while also surely a metaphor for God’s passionate… Continue Reading Biblical Erotic Poetry

A Sexual Morality Based on Love

The Holiness of Human Sexuality A Sexual Morality Based on Love Monday, June 7, 2021 In the area of sexuality, we all seem to have our sacrosanct areas that cannot be touched. Liberals will find some way to say that it is always good, and conservatives are determined to enforce rules and regulations. Both seem… Continue Reading A Sexual Morality Based on Love

Overcoming the Gap

The Holiness of Human Sexuality Overcoming the Gap Sunday, June 6, 2021 Incarnation is the overcoming of the gap between God and everything visible and concrete. It is the synthesis of matter and spirit. Without incarnation, God remains separate from us and from creation. Because of incarnation, we can say, “God is with us!” In… Continue Reading Overcoming the Gap

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