Tag Archives: Incarnation

Finding God Everywhere

This Is My Body Finding God Everywhere Friday, March 8, 2019 Yesterday I shared theologian Sallie McFague’s model of the universe as the body of God. Let’s continue exploring this concept and its implications. McFague writes: We know God—we have some intimation of the invisible face of God—through divine incarnation in nature [what Franciscans call… Continue Reading Finding God Everywhere

Christ Since the Beginning: Weekly Summary

Christ Since the Beginning Summary: Sunday, February 17-Friday, February 22, 2019 God’s first “idea” was to pour out divine infinite love into finite, visible forms. The Big Bang is our scientific name for that first idea, and “Christ” is our theological name. (Sunday) Long before Jesus’ personal Incarnation, Christ was deeply embedded in all things—as… Continue Reading Christ Since the Beginning: Weekly Summary

An Incarnational Worldview

Christ Since the Beginning An Incarnational Worldview Friday, February 22, 2019 What I am calling an incarnational worldview is the profound recognition of the presence of the divine in literally “every thing” and “every one.” It is the key to mental and spiritual health, as well as to a kind of basic contentment and happiness.… Continue Reading An Incarnational Worldview

The First Incarnation

Christ Since the Beginning The First Incarnation Thursday, February 21, 2019 The first Incarnation of God did not happen in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago. That is just the moment when it became human and personal, and many people began to take divine embodiment as a serious possibility. The initial Incarnation actually happened around 14 billion… Continue Reading The First Incarnation

In the Beginning

Christ Since the Beginning In the Beginning Monday, February 18, 2019 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there… Continue Reading In the Beginning

Seeing Christ Everywhere

Jesus and Christ Seeing Christ Everywhere Wednesday, February 13, 2019 We need to look at Jesus until we can see the world with his eyes. In Jesus Christ, God’s own broad, deep, and all-inclusive worldview is made available to us. Too often, we have substituted the messenger for the message. As a result, we spent… Continue Reading Seeing Christ Everywhere

Primordial Template

Jesus and Christ Primordial Template Monday, February 11, 2019 Is Christ simply Jesus’ last name? Or is it a revealing title that deserves our full attention? How is Christ’s function or role different from Jesus’ role? What does Scripture mean when Peter says in his very first address to the crowds after Pentecost that “God… Continue Reading Primordial Template

Fully Human, Fully Divine

Jesus: Human and Divine Fully Human, Fully Divine Friday, February 1, 2019 Francis of Assisi emphasized an imitation and love of the humanity of Jesus, without needing to first “prove” or worship his divinity (which Jesus never told us to do). In most of Christian history we have emphasized the divinity, omnipotence, omniscience, and “almightiness”… Continue Reading Fully Human, Fully Divine

The Face of the Other

Jesus: Human and Divine The Face of the Other Thursday, January 31, 2019 St. Francis of Assisi (1181–1226) brought attention to the humanity of Jesus. Prior to St. Francis, Christian paintings largely emphasized Jesus’ divinity, as they still do in most Eastern icons. Francis is said to have created the first live nativity. Before the… Continue Reading The Face of the Other

Christ Is Everyman and Everywoman

Jesus: Human and Divine Christ Is Everyman and Everywoman Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Many of the early Christian mystics saw Jesus as a dynamic and living (“interactive”) union of human and divine in one person. They saw Christ as the living icon of the eternal union of matter and Spirit in all of creation. Jesus was fully… Continue Reading Christ Is Everyman and Everywoman

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