Tag Archives: Jesus

Sacred Images

The Cross Sacred Images Tuesday, April 25, 2017 In Jesus we have a confluence of three sacred healing images from the Hebrew Scriptures: the Passover lamb, which is the presentation of the innocent victim (Exodus 12); the “Lifted-Up One,” which is the homeopathic curing of the victim (Numbers 21:6-9); and, finally, the scapegoat ritual, wherein Read More »

The Universal Pattern: Loss and Renewal

The Cross The Universal Pattern: Loss and Renewal Monday, April 24, 2017 I believe that the Mystery of the Cross is saying that the pattern of transformation is always death transformed. Death and life are two sides of one coin, and you cannot have one without the other. The theological term for this classic pattern Read More »

The Mystery of the Cross

The Cross The Mystery of the Cross Sunday, April 23, 2017 It is a wisdom that none of the masters of this age have ever known, or they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory. —1 Corinthians 2:8 Jesus’ life, death, and raising up is the whole pattern revealed, named, summed up, and assured Read More »

The Beatitudes: Weekly Summary

The Beatitudes Summary: Sunday, April 16-Friday, April 21, 2017 This week guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault explored Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. Only through a point of nothingness can we enter the larger mind. As long as we’re filled with ourselves, we can go no further. (Sunday) Only when we Read More »

The Wisdom Jesus: Weekly Summary

The Wisdom Jesus Summary: Sunday, April 9-Friday, April 14, 2017 This week guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault introduced us to Jesus, the wisdom teacher. Jesus was not a priest or a prophet in the usual sense of those terms. Rather, he was a wisdom teacher. He stayed close to the ground of Read More »

Self-Emptying

The Wisdom Jesus Self-Emptying Friday, April 14, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus as a wisdom teacher. Jesus teaches the art of metanoia, or “going into the larger mind.” Underlying all his teaching is a clarion call to a radical shift in consciousness: away from the alienation and polarization Read More »

One with God, One with Each Other

The Wisdom Jesus One with God, One with Each Other Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus as a wisdom teacher. When Jesus talks about Oneness, he is not speaking in an Eastern sense about an equivalency of being, such that I am in and of myself Read More »

The Kingdom of Heaven

The Wisdom Jesus The Kingdom of Heaven Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus as a wisdom teacher. Throughout the gospel accounts, Jesus uses one particular phrase repeatedly: “the Kingdom of Heaven.” The words stand out everywhere. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like this,” “The Kingdom of Read More »

Right Practice

The Wisdom Jesus Right Practice Monday, April 10, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus as a wisdom teacher. A well-known Southern Baptist theologian quips that the whole of his Sunday school training could be summed up in one sentence (delivered with a broad Texas drawl): “Jesus is nice, and Read More »

Jesus as Wisdom Teacher

The Wisdom Jesus Jesus as Wisdom Teacher Sunday, April 9, 2017 I’ve invited Cynthia Bourgeault, one of CAC’s core faculty members, to explore Jesus’ teachings over the next two weeks, drawing from her rich understanding of the ancient Wisdom Tradition. When I talk about Jesus as a wisdom master, I need to mention that in Read More »

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