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God’s Ecstasy

Trinity: Part 2 God’s Ecstasy Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Beatrice Bruteau (1930–2014) brilliantly integrated learning across fields such as mathematics, religion, science, and philosophy. God’s Ecstasy: The Creation of a Self-Creating World—which she called “a book on science for Christians”—explores Trinity from both a scientific and contemplative point of view. . . . Trinity [shows]… Continue Reading God’s Ecstasy

Only Emptiness Is Prepared for Fullness

Trinity: Part 2 Only Emptiness Is Prepared for Fullness Sunday, May 12, 2019 In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus: His state was divine, yet he did not cling to his equality with God but emptied himself. —Philippians 2:5-7 Could this first stanza from one of the earliest hymns of the… Continue Reading Only Emptiness Is Prepared for Fullness

Jesus: Wisdom Teacher: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Wisdom Teacher Summary: Sunday, January 13-Friday, January 18, 2019 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… Continue Reading Jesus: Wisdom Teacher: Weekly Summary

The Path of Descent

Jesus: Wisdom Teacher The Path of Descent Friday, January 18, 2019 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… Continue Reading The Path of Descent

Kenosis: Letting Go

Contemplation: Week 2 Kenosis: Letting Go Friday, December 21, 2018 [Contemplative] practices beckon earthbound bodies toward an expanded receptivity to holiness. . . . Receptivity is not a cognitive exercise but rather the involvement of intellect and senses in a spiritual reunion and oneness with God. . . . [The] contemplative moment is a spiritual… Continue Reading Kenosis: Letting Go

Participation in the Incarnation

Eastern Christianity Participation in the Incarnation Friday, September 14, 2018 Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. —Isaiah 60:1 George Maloney (1924–2005), a Catholic priest in the Russian Byzantine Rite with a doctorate in Eastern Christian spirituality, and I used to be on the same speaking… Continue Reading Participation in the Incarnation

Reframing Our Cosmology

Creation: Week 2 Reframing Our Cosmology Tuesday, February 20, 2018 If you wear glasses, perhaps you’ve experienced receiving a new prescription and suddenly you see the world in a new way. We often get used to “seeing the world” with an inadequate or outdated prescription. It is only when we go in for a check… Continue Reading Reframing Our Cosmology

Self-Emptying: Weekly Summary

Self-Emptying Summary: Sunday, December 10-Friday, December 15, 2017 Every created thing is the self-emptying of God into multitudinous physical and visible forms. (Sunday) “In sum, we are not called to love God or the world. Rather, we are called to love God in the world. We love God by loving the world. We love God… Continue Reading Self-Emptying: Weekly Summary

Loving Our Neighbor

Self-Emptying Loving Our Neighbor Friday, December 15, 2017 This week I’ve shared a few quotes from theologian Sallie McFague. Today I’d like to offer a longer excerpt from her book, Blessed Are the Consumers: Climate Change and the Practice of Restraint. Sallie invites us into practical methods of self-emptying—kenosis—that we need if humans and so… Continue Reading Loving Our Neighbor

Paschal Mystery

Self-Emptying Paschal Mystery Thursday, December 14, 2017 Given our twin planetary crises of climate change and unjust financial distribution, what is needed is not more information but the will to move from belief to action, from denial to profound change at both personal and public levels. The religions of the world, countercultural in their assumption… Continue Reading Paschal Mystery

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