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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

The Pattern for Everything

Resurrection The Pattern for Everything Friday, May 12, 2017 Jesus both reveals and identifies with humanity in all its stages, and even reveals the trajectory of all history—at its beginning, at its lowest points, and at its fulfilled end. Jesus, the Christ, illustrates “The One, Single New Man” (Ephesians 2:15), an Archetype, a Stand-In for… Continue Reading The Pattern for Everything

Being Human

Meditation Being Human Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher James Finley continues to share insights on meditation (another word for contemplative prayer). Reading the Gospels, we get the impression that Jesus was fully human from the ground up. He did not live out of his head. It was not mere ideas that… Continue Reading Being Human

One Great Act of Giving Birth

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 One Great Act of Giving Birth Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (All Souls’ Day) Humanity alone is called to assist God. Humankind is called to co-create. —Hildegard of Bingen [1] For of his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. —John 1:16, NASB The Greek word here for “fullness” is… Continue Reading One Great Act of Giving Birth

The Body of Christ

Community The Body of Christ Sunday, April 17, 2016 The template of all reality is Trinity: “Let us create [humanity] in our own image,” the creation story says (Genesis 1:26). God is essentially shared life, life in relationship. In the beginning is relationship, we might say. Within the Trinity, Father, Son, and Spirit perfectly love… Continue Reading The Body of Christ

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