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Remembering Who We Already Are

Nonviolence Remembering Who We Already Are Monday, August 19, 2019 My longtime friend, Catholic priest and peace activist John Dear, teaches that nonviolence requires three simultaneous attributes: being nonviolent toward ourselves; being nonviolent to others, including creation; and joining the global grassroots movement of nonviolence. John and the Franciscan organization Pace e Bene lead an… Continue Reading Remembering Who We Already Are

Liberation

Prophets: Part Two Liberation Monday July 8, 2019 A prophet is one who keeps God free for people and who keeps people free for God. Both of these are much needed and vital tasks. Without the educated gift of prophecy, God almost always becomes imprisoned and made inaccessible, and far too many people have been shamed and… Continue Reading Liberation

Justice in the Scriptures

Prophets: Part Two Justice in the Scriptures Sunday, July 7, 2019 Let me expand on our secular and limited definition of justice which for most Westerners is merely retributive justice. When people on the news say, “We want justice!” they normally mean that bad deeds should be punished or that they want vengeance. Our judicial,… Continue Reading Justice in the Scriptures

Prophets: Part One: Weekly Summary

Prophets: Part One Summary: Sunday, June 30—Friday, July 5, 2019 A prophet is neither a fortune teller nor a foreteller. But many Christians assumed that the “Old Testament” was somehow a prophecy of our religion and of Jesus Christ. (Sunday) True prophets are almost always concerned with social, institutional, national, or corporate evil and our… Continue Reading Prophets: Part One: Weekly Summary

Conscious Parenting: Weekly Summary

Conscious Parenting Summary: Sunday, June 23—Friday, June 28, 2019 Relationships are the primary school for love. For many people, parenting or care-giving serves as a container in which the soul, heart, body, and mind can grow. (Sunday) Maybe, as our hearts overflow, we find that love can, naturally of its own accord, extend wider, until… Continue Reading Conscious Parenting: Weekly Summary

The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto

Conscious Parenting The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto Friday, June 28, 2019 Does the heart have a narrow door? Will it allow in just one more of every beast and flower and bird and every song it has ever heard? Just one more child, just one more flower, one more relinquishing of power to that sane and… Continue Reading The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto

God Interrupting

Conscious Parenting God Interrupting Thursday, June 27, 2019 Brie Stoner shares her experience in the Living School as a mother of young children: I was sitting in the women’s bathroom between sessions and had exactly thirteen minutes before the next talk to pump and dump my breast milk. [1] Every woman walking by me would… Continue Reading God Interrupting

Becoming a Parent

Conscious Parenting Becoming a Parent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 If you’ve listened to the Center’s podcast, Another Name for Every Thing, you’ve heard the voices of Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson. [1] Both Brie and Paul are committed students of the contemplative path and are also parents. Today I’ll share some of Brie’s insights on… Continue Reading Becoming a Parent

Many Paths to Contemplation

Conscious Parenting Many Paths to Contemplation Tuesday, June 25, 2019 After recently visiting Mexico and some of the refugee centers along the Texas border and seeing so many children and babies with their parents, I was reminded that contemplative Christianity’s rather monastic, solitary, silent approach just can’t be adequate to describe contemplation for most people.… Continue Reading Many Paths to Contemplation

Giving Ourselves

Conscious Parenting Giving Ourselves Monday, June 24, 2019 Can you let others convert you to the Love that you truly are? Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, in her book Nurture the Wow, asks: What is love, anyway? And what does it mean to love? . . . The feminist theorist bell hooks . . . claims [that… Continue Reading Giving Ourselves

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