Tag Archives: Jesus

An Unequivocal Call to Justice

Justice: Week 1 An Unequivocal Call to Justice Sunday, June 10, 2018 Throughout this year’s meditations we’re exploring how the divine image and dignity is inherent in every being. We have the freedom and honor of choosing to grow (or not) in our unique likeness of this image. Jesus is one clear example of this… Continue Reading An Unequivocal Call to Justice

The Law of Three

Creativity The Law of Three Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Today, Cynthia Bourgeault, a faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation, explores the profound metaphysical Law of Three. Understanding and consciously participating in this principle can help us welcome new, surprising resolutions that free us from our usual binary and oppositional way of operating… Continue Reading The Law of Three

The Third Way

Creativity The Third Way Monday, June 4, 2018 The Christian way is to risk the attachments of love—and then keep growing in love. All of life is a lesson in learning to love more deeply and truly. As we start trying to love, we begin to realize that we’re actually not loving very well. We… Continue Reading The Third Way

Solidarity with the World

Vocation Solidarity with the World Friday, June 1, 2018 Following Jesus is not a “salvation scheme” or a means of creating social order as much as it is a vocation to share the fate of God for the life of the world. Some people are overly invested in religious ceremonies, rituals, and rules about naming who’s in and… Continue Reading Solidarity with the World

“Christianity as Planetary Faith”

“Christianity as Planetary Faith” A faculty reflection by guest teacher Ilia Delio In the 1960s, Gordon Moore, cofounder of Intel Corporation, predicted that computing power would increase exponentially, producing an unprecedented rate of change in human growth and society. Today technology is our fastest evolver. We are changing on every level: as persons, as community,… Continue Reading “Christianity as Planetary Faith”

Book Review:Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

Book Review: Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman Molly Lannon Kenny (’19) It cannot be denied that too often the weight of the Christian movement has been on the side of the strong and the powerful and against the weak and oppressed—this, despite the gospel. —Howard Thurman In a recent meeting of our Living School… Continue Reading Book Review:Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

Mary Magdalene

Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Mary Magdalene Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Today I’ll offer a glimpse into Cynthia Bourgeault’s deep study of Mary Magdalene. Cynthia draws from the unfortunately named “Gnostic” gospels of Mary, Thomas, and Philip. Even though these texts are not part of the biblical canon, I believe they offer wisdom deeper than… Continue Reading Mary Magdalene

Bearing the Mystery of God

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Bearing the Mystery of God Sunday, April 15, 2018 In the image of God they were created, male and female God created them. —Genesis 1:27 As we explored the past two weeks, human bodies are sacred images or incarnations of God. Yes, this includes our gender and sexuality. What makes… Continue Reading Bearing the Mystery of God

God Loves All Bodies

Human Bodies: Week 2 God Loves All Bodies Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Barbara Brown Taylor, one of our CONSPIRE 2018 presenters, shares her experience of falling in love with human bodies, her own and others. She writes in An Altar in the World: Our bodies are prophets. They know when things are out of whack… Continue Reading God Loves All Bodies

Body and Soul

Human Bodies: Week 2 Body and Soul Sunday, April 8, 2018 I think my brilliant history and liturgy professor, Fr. Larry Landini, OFM, may have given the best explanation for why so many Christians seem to be ashamed and afraid of the body. In 1969, on the last day of four years studying church history,… Continue Reading Body and Soul

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