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Tag Archives: margins

A Capacity for Communion

Connectedness is fundamental to our reality. Continue Reading A Capacity for Communion

A Movement with the Excluded

The rejected must lead the revival for love and justice.  Continue Reading A Movement with the Excluded

The Example of the Prophets

The prophets always bring the sufferers to the center. Continue Reading The Example of the Prophets

The Edge of the Inside

The edge of things is a liminal space. Continue Reading The Edge of the Inside

The Poverty of Christmas

There’s really nothing necessarily pretty about the first Christmas. Continue Reading The Poverty of Christmas

Letting Go of Power

Good and Bad Power Letting Go of Power Thursday, August 12, 2021 In her book The Wisdom Jesus, Cynthia Bourgeault describes how Jesus modeled the path of kenosis. Taken from the Greek word in Paul’s letter to the Philippians (2:5–9­), it means to “let go” or “to empty oneself.” In Jesus, this self-emptying pattern revealed… Continue Reading Letting Go of Power

On the Edge of the Inside

Prophetic Imagination On the Edge of the Inside Sunday, March 21, 2021 In the fall of 2020, I began sending out occasional letters that I called “Letters from Outside the Camp,” a reference to the many usages of “outside the camp” in the Hebrew Bible. It is a prophetic position “on the edge of the… Continue Reading On the Edge of the Inside

Mystics and the Margins: Weekly Summary

Mystics and the Margins Saturday, October 3, 2020 Summary: Sunday, September 27—Friday, October 2, 2020 Many saints, mystics, and everyday people take their place in the grand scheme of God by living on the edge of the inside. (Sunday) We’ve tended to soften Jesus’ conflict with the system, or the established powers, but Jesus’ ministry… Continue Reading Mystics and the Margins: Weekly Summary

The Light Within

Mystics and the Margins The Light Within Friday, October 2, 2020 First gathering in 17th-century England as the Religious Society of Friends, the Quakers have always existed on the margins of Christianity, but that doesn’t mean their impact has been small. In many ways, they were ahead of their time (and even our times) when… Continue Reading The Light Within

Faithful and Free Women

Mystics and the Margins Faithful and Free Women Thursday, October 1, 2020 We have a lot to learn from communities like the beguines, or later, the Quakers and Mennonites. These movements are made up of little groups, often on the margins of society, sharing the Word of God and their lives together. We might recognize… Continue Reading Faithful and Free Women

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