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Dying as Disorder

Order, Disorder, Reorder: Part Two Dying as Disorder Thursday, August 20, 2020 Dying is not extraneous to life; it is a part of the mystery, and we do not understand life until we stand under death. —Richard Rohr There may be nothing more disordering than being diagnosed with a terminal or chronic illness. It upends… Continue Reading Dying as Disorder

The Divine Signature

Cosmology and Nature The Divine Signature Monday, June 22, 2020 It seems that for many people accepting the truth of science means rejecting the truth of God. Of course, it’s not an either/or proposition, but the two have been set in opposition for so long we could expect little else. There have been many religious… Continue Reading The Divine Signature

Lesson Three: Your Life Is Not About You

Reality Initiating Us: Part One Lesson Three: Your Life Is Not About You Wednesday, April 1, 2020 After any true initiating experience, we know that we are a part of a much bigger whole. Life is not about us, but we are about life. We are not our own. We are an instance of a… Continue Reading Lesson Three: Your Life Is Not About You

Living Fully

Dying Before You Die Living Fully Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Those who follow life to where it resides in the heart live life fully. —Stephen Levine [1] In the last few decades, I’ve faced my own mortality on several occasions through cancer and a heart attack. Each time I’ve experienced an outpouring of love and… Continue Reading Living Fully

Wonder

The Natural World: Week 2 Wonder Friday, March 16, 2018 Thank you Lord for all you’ve made. Thank you for the trees, flowers, butterflies, animals, and people you have created in your image. Thank you for letting me share in the joy of your beautiful creation. Your light shines bright in my heart and I… Continue Reading Wonder

Kinship with All Life

The Natural World: Week 2 Kinship with All Life Thursday, March 15, 2018 Joanna Macy vividly reconnects our seemingly separate selves with nature, both present and past: The conventional notion of the self with which we have been raised and to which we have been conditioned by mainstream culture is being undermined. What Alan Watts… Continue Reading Kinship with All Life

A New Creation

Evolution A New Creation Friday, March 2, 2018 My Franciscan colleague, theologian and scientist Ilia Delio, applies the process of evolution to human spiritual growth: If being the image of God is at the heart of evolution in Christ, then the spiritual life is essential to Christian evolution. A dynamic interior spirit must be at… Continue Reading A New Creation

Creation Is the Body of God

Creation: Week 2 Creation Is the Body of God Monday, February 19, 2018 This week I’m drawing from several theologians and spiritual teachers I respect. I hope these introductions will inspire you to seek out their work and learn more! Today I offer Sallie McFague’s (b. 1933) excellent model of creation as God’s body. I… Continue Reading Creation Is the Body of God

Creation Reflects God’s Glory

Creation: Week 2 Creation Reflects God’s Glory Sunday, February 18, 2018 The universe itself can be understood as the primary revelation of the divine. —Thomas Berry [1] The Divine Presence is happening in, through, and amidst every detail of life. . . . [It] penetrates all that exists. Everything in virtue of coming into existence is… Continue Reading Creation Reflects God’s Glory

God’s Self-Revelation

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 1 God’s Self-Revelation Sunday, January 14, 2018 For what can be known about God is perfectly plain, since God has made it plain.  Through everything God has created, people can clearly see God’s invisible qualities—God’s eternal power and divine nature. So you have no excuse for not knowing God. —Romans 1:20… Continue Reading God’s Self-Revelation

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