Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Law and Grace: Weekly Summary

Law and Grace Summary: Sunday, May 21-Friday, May 26, 2017 We must recover grace-oriented spirituality if we are to rebuild Christianity from the bottom up. (Sunday) When you recognize your own radical inability to really obey the purpose of the law and, in that same moment ask for God’s mercy, you have achieved the law’s Read More »

The Inner Witness

Contemplation The Inner Witness Tuesday, February 7, 2017 The Spirit you have received and your own spirit bear a united witness. —Romans 8:14-16 The Helper, the Holy Spirit . . . will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. —John 14:26, NASB In prayer, we simply keep Read More »

Experiential Knowledge

Experience Experiential Knowledge Wednesday, January 25, 2017 The most unfortunate thing about the concept of mysticism is that the word itself has become mystified and relegated to a “misty” and distant realm that implies it is only available to a very few. For me, the word simply means experiential knowledge of spiritual things, as opposed Read More »

The Spirit Still Speaks

Scripture The Spirit Still Speaks Sunday, January 8, 2017 I want to bind you all together in love, to stir your minds so that your understanding may come to full development, until you really know the mystery of God, in whom all the jewels of wisdom and knowledge are hidden. —Colossians 2:2-3 [1] When we Read More »

Your True Self Is Love

Love Summary for the Year: Week 1 Your True Self Is Love Sunday, December 18, 2016 Those who have gone to the depths—of suffering, awe, or silence—discover an Indwelling Presence. It is a deep and loving “yes,” an “amen” or “let it be,” that is inherent within you. In Christian theology, this inner presence is Read More »

Everything Belongs: Week 2 Summary

Everything Belongs: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, December 4-Friday, December 9, 2016 God is always bigger than the boxes we build for God, so we should not waste too much time protecting our always too small boxes. (Sunday) Learning how to love—which is our life’s project—is quite simply learning to accept our messy reality. If you Read More »

Trinity: Week 3 Summary

Trinity: Week 3 Summary: Sunday, September 25-Friday, September 30, 2016 If the Father does not dominate the Son, and the Son does not dominate the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit does not dominate the Father or the Son, then there’s no domination in God. All divine power is shared power. (Sunday) Trinitarian theology offers us perhaps Read More »

God Is for Us

Trinity: Week 3 God Is for Us Friday, September 30, 2016 Love is just like prayer; it is not so much an action that we do, but a dialogue that already flows through us. We don’t decide to “be loving”; rather, to love is to allow our deepest and truest nature to show itself. The Read More »

The Power of Love

Trinity: Week 3 The Power of Love Sunday, September 25, 2016 I think it’s foolish to presume we can understand Jesus if we don’t first of all understand Trinity. We will continually misinterpret and misuse Jesus if we don’t first participate in the circle dance of mutuality and communion within which he participated. We instead Read More »

The Delight of Diversity

Trinity: Week 2 The Delight of Diversity Tuesday, September 20, 2016 One of the most wonderful things I find in the classic naming of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is its affirmation that there is an intrinsic plurality to goodness. Goodness isn’t sameness. Goodness, to be goodness, needs contrast and tension, not perfect Read More »

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