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A Strange New World

Ways of Knowing A Strange New World Tuesday, October 15, 2019 I grew up relatively sheltered in my Kansas home and in Catholic schools. However, over the years, life has provided me with countless opportunities to meet people whose different experiences and understandings have opened unseen doors and enriched my knowing. Moving out of our… Continue Reading A Strange New World

Implanted Hope

Indwelling Spirit Implanted Hope Sunday, May 19, 2019 God for us, we call you Father. God alongside us, we call you Jesus. God within us, we call you Holy Spirit. You are the eternal mystery that enables, enfolds, and enlivens all things, Even us and even me. Every name falls short of your goodness and… Continue Reading Implanted Hope

The Power of Giving and Receiving

Trinity: Part 1 The Power of Giving and Receiving Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Christians will continually misinterpret and misuse Jesus if we don’t understand the circle dance of mutuality and communion that he participated in from all eternity (which we call “Christ”). Instead, we made Jesus into a monarchical “Christ the King,” a title he… Continue Reading The Power of Giving and Receiving

Jesus’ Resurrection: Weekly Summary

Jesus’ Resurrection Summary: Sunday, April 21—Friday, April 26, 2019 Easter is not just the final chapter of Jesus’ life, but the final chapter of history. Death does not have the last word. (Sunday) Love is the energy that sustains the universe, moving us toward a future of resurrection. We do not even need to call… Continue Reading Jesus’ Resurrection: Weekly Summary

Raised from the Dead

Jesus’ Resurrection Raised from the Dead Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Nothing is the same forever, says modern science. Ninety-eight percent of our bodies’ atoms are replaced every year. Geologists, with good evidence over millennia, can prove that no landscape is permanent. Water, fog, steam, and ice are all the same thing but at different stages… Continue Reading Raised from the Dead

Dynamic Love

Christ in Evolution Dynamic Love Thursday, March 14, 2019 Sister Ilia Delio, a Franciscan professor and theologian, offers a vibrant vision for evolution in her book The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love: Christianity is a religion of evolution, a consciousness of divine love-empowered reality. In the past Christianity meant… Continue Reading Dynamic Love

A Bigger Story

Christ in Paul’s Eyes A Bigger Story Friday, March 1, 2019 To legitimate our religion’s status in the Roman Empire, Christians felt that we had to prove that Jesus was independently divine. After the Council of Nicaea (325), Jesus was said to be “consubstantial” with God, and after the Council of Chalcedon (451), the church… Continue Reading A Bigger Story

Trusting the Divine Image and Likeness

Image and Likeness: Summary Trusting the Divine Image and Likeness Wednesday, December 26, 2018 In the practical order, we find our Original Goodness, the image of God that we are, when we can discover and own the faith, hope, and love deeply planted within us: A trust in inner coherence itself. “It all means something!”… Continue Reading Trusting the Divine Image and Likeness

Joy and Hope: Weekly Summary

Joy and Hope Summary: Sunday, November 25-Friday, November 30, 2018 The Gospel is primarily communicated by highly symbolic human lives that operate as “Prime Attractors”: through actions visibly done in love; by a nonviolent, humble, and liberated lifestyle; and through identification with the edged out and the excluded of the world. The very presence of… Continue Reading Joy and Hope: Weekly Summary

Mystical Hope

Joy and Hope Mystical Hope Friday, November 30, 2018 Cynthia Bourgeault, one of our core faculty members at the Center for Action and Contemplation, writes about the unshakable depths of hope: Must we be whiplashed incessantly between joy and sorrow, expectation and disappointment? Is it not possible to live from a place of greater equilibrium,… Continue Reading Mystical Hope

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