Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Church as Living Organism

Community Church as Living Organism Monday, May 7, 2018 The Apostle Paul’s teaching is deeply incarnational, yet this has often not been recognized. Paul sees that the Gospel message must have concrete embodiment, which he calls “churches.” Jesus’ first vision of church is so simple we miss it: “two or three gathered in my name”… Continue Reading Church as Living Organism

Universal Dignity

Human Bodies: Week 2 Universal Dignity Monday, April 9, 2018 If you can’t honor the Divine Indwelling—the presence of the Holy Spirit—within yourself, how could you see it in anybody else? You can’t. Like knows like. All awareness, enlightenment, aliveness, and transformation begins with recognizing that your own eternal DNA is both divine and unearned;… Continue Reading Universal Dignity

75 Years of Life

Thisness 75 Years of Life Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (Spring Equinox) I was born 75 years ago today. I know 75 is a somewhat arbitrary number, yet our culture has assigned it some significance. CAC staff encouraged me to share my journey, and they sifted through old photo albums to illustrate my very human path.… Continue Reading 75 Years of Life

A New Reformation

Emerging Church A New Reformation Monday, November 27, 2017 I believe that what some refer to as the “emerging church” is a movement of the Holy Spirit. Movements are the energy-building stages of things, before they become monuments, museums, or machines. In the last sixty years, several significant events have taken place, both within and… Continue Reading A New Reformation

Incarnation and Indwelling

Living in the Now Incarnation and Indwelling Monday, November 20, 2017 Most religious people I’ve met—from sincere laypeople to priests and nuns—still imagine God to be elsewhere. Before you can take the “now” seriously, you must shift from thinking of God as “out there” to also knowing God “in here.” In fact, that is the… Continue Reading Incarnation and Indwelling

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… Continue Reading Law and Grace: Weekly Summary

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… Continue Reading The Inner Witness

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… Continue Reading Experiential Knowledge

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… Continue Reading The Spirit Still Speaks

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… Continue Reading Your True Self Is Love

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