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Great Themes of Scripture: New Testament: Weekly Summary

Great Themes of Scripture: New Testament Saturday, July 10, 2021 Week Twenty-Seven Summary and Practice Sunday, July 4—Friday, July 9, 2021 Sunday The realm of God is right here, right now, in the present tense. The relationship with God’s love that sets us free is in our midst. The possibility of freedom, of a whole… Continue Reading Great Themes of Scripture: New Testament: Weekly Summary

The Transforming Power of Love: Weekly Summary

The Transforming Power of Love Saturday, November 14, 2020 Summary: Sunday, November 8—Friday, November 13, 2020 We have strayed so far from love; and yet, love is the essence of who we are, and how we are called to treat one another. (Sunday) Love even for enemies is the key to the solution of the… Continue Reading The Transforming Power of Love: Weekly Summary

True Self/Separate Self: Weekly Summary

True Self/Separate Self Saturday, September 5, 2020 Summary: Sunday, August 30—Friday, September 4, 2020 Your True Self is a little tiny flame of this Universal Reality that is Life itself, Consciousness itself, Being itself, Love itself, Light and Fire itself, God’s very self. (Sunday) Thinking creates the separate self, the ego self, the insecure self.… Continue Reading True Self/Separate Self: Weekly Summary

Franciscan Way: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Franciscan Way: Part Two Summary: Sunday, October 6—Friday, October 11, 2019 This is the miracle of love: to discover that all creation is one, flung out into space by a God who is a Father, and that if you present yourself as [God] does, unarmed and peaceably, creation will recognize and meet you with a… Continue Reading Franciscan Way: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Jesus and the Bible: Weekly Summary

Jesus and the Bible Summary: Sunday, January 6-Friday, January 11, 2019 Just as the Bible takes us through many stages of consciousness and history, it takes us individually a long time to move beyond our need to be dualistic, judgmental, accusatory, fearful, blaming, egocentric, and earning—and to see as Jesus sees. (Sunday) Jesus consistently ignored… Continue Reading Jesus and the Bible: Weekly Summary

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 1 Summary

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, January 14-Friday, January 19, 2018 Simply put, God reveals God’s self to us through what unfolds as our life, along with every visible thing around us. (Sunday) In Jesus, God was given a face and a heart. God became someone we could love. (Monday) How we see Jesus… Continue Reading Jesus of Nazareth: Week 1 Summary

Rebuilding on a Contemplative Foundation: Weekly Summary

Rebuilding on a Contemplative Foundation Summary: Sunday, July 9-Friday, July 14, 2017 Contemplation is the most radical form of self-surrender and kenosis (letting go). Self-forgetfulness ironically leads to a firm and fearless sense of responsibility. (Sunday) “To be fully human is to be recreated in the image of Christ’s humanity; and that humanity is the… Continue Reading Rebuilding on a Contemplative Foundation: Weekly Summary

Scripture: Weekly Summary

Scripture Summary: Sunday, January 8-Friday, January 13, 2017 Scripture as validated by experience and experience as validated by Tradition are good scales for one’s spiritual worldview. (Sunday) The Bible is the best book in the world and the worst book in the world. It is the worst when it is used for bullying and self-justification;… Continue Reading Scripture: Weekly Summary

Action and Contemplation: Week 1 Summary

Action and Contemplation: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, May 8-Friday, May 13, 2016 If we are going to have truly prophetic people who go beyond the categories of liberal and conservative, we have to teach them some way to integrate their activism with the contemplative stance toward life. (Sunday) I think some form of contemplative practice… Continue Reading Action and Contemplation: Week 1 Summary

Love: Week 2 Summary

Love: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, January 3-Friday, January 8, 2016 What you seek is what you are. (Sunday) The inner knowledge of God’s love is itself the Indwelling Presence. (Monday) “Anyone who loves is born of God and knows God . . . for God is love.” —1 John 4:7-8 (Tuesday) Intimacy (mutual vulnerability) is the… Continue Reading Love: Week 2 Summary

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