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Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

Jesus’ Alternative Reality

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 1 Jesus’ Alternative Reality Thursday, January 18, 2018 I am told that there are three kinds of cultures in the Western world today, each with its own “bottom line”: political cultures based on the manipulation of power, economic cultures based on the manipulation of money, and religious cultures based on the… Continue Reading Jesus’ Alternative Reality

Simplicity: Weekly Summary

Simplicity Summary: Sunday, October 2-Friday, October 7, 2016 I believe that a kind of second simplicity is the very goal of mature adulthood and mature religion. (Sunday) “This amazing simplification comes when we ‘center down,’ when life is lived with singleness of eye, from a holy Center where the breath and stillness of Eternity are… Continue Reading Simplicity: Weekly Summary

Where You Can’t Be Bought Off

Simplicity Where You Can’t Be Bought Off Friday, October 7, 2016 When Francis said, after kissing the leper, “I left the world,” he was saying that he was giving up on the usual payoffs, constraints, and rewards of business-as-usual and was choosing to live in the largest Kingdom of all. To pray and actually mean… Continue Reading Where You Can’t Be Bought Off

Truth is One

Simplicity Truth is One Monday, October 3, 2016 Thomas R. Kelly (1893-1941), a Quaker missionary, wrote a slender spiritual classic called A Testament of Devotion. I will quote him at length, and you will see another example of perennial wisdom. We are obviously being taught by the One Spirit. Here is Kelly’s powerful description of… Continue Reading Truth is One

The Will of God

Two Halves of Life: Week 2 The Will of God Monday, June 20, 2016 In the first half of life we usually internalize the voices of parents and teachers that very understandably emphasize obedience to authority. Spiritual directors and confessors know that those internal voices are often mistaken for the voices of God for the… Continue Reading The Will of God

Whole and Holy Together

Participation: Week 1 Whole and Holy Together Friday, April 8, 2016 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. —Romans 8:16-17… Continue Reading Whole and Holy Together

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