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A Willingness to Change

Spirituality and Addiction A Willingness to Change Sunday, November 14, 2021 Throughout his ministry, Father Richard Rohr has recognized the power of Twelve-Step programs to bring about spiritual transformation. The steps parallel the counterintuitive wisdom of Jesus: What the ego hates more than anything else is to change—even when the present situation is not working… Continue Reading A Willingness to Change

Matthew’s Good News: The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Great Themes of Scripture: New Testament Matthew’s Good News: The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand Sunday, July 4, 2021 Independence Day in the U.S. This week I will continue to share portions from my early tapes and books on the Great Themes of Scripture. While these talks first launched my public teaching ministry in… Continue Reading Matthew’s Good News: The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

The Path of Descent

Jesus: Wisdom Teacher The Path of Descent Friday, January 18, 2019 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus as a wisdom teacher. Jesus teaches the art of metanoia or “going into the larger mind.” Underlying all his teaching is a clarion call to a radical shift in consciousness: away from the alienation… Continue Reading The Path of Descent

Choosing Heaven

Heaven Choosing Heaven Friday, December 22, 2017 Today I’d like to share a reflection from Franciscan sister and scientist Ilia Delio (who in turn presents insights from Rabbi Rami Shapiro) to end our week of reflection on eternity, love, and heaven: Heaven is earth transformed by love when earthly life is lived in love; the… Continue Reading Choosing Heaven

The Home of Love

Heaven The Home of Love Thursday, December 21, 2017 Mutual presence or intimacy is the ultimate goal of the spiritual journey. Perhaps this is why images of bride and bridegroom are so commonly used by the prophets, the Song of Songs, John the Baptist, Jesus, and in the last verses of the Bible where the… Continue Reading The Home of Love

Jesus’ Teachings for the Second Half of Life

Two Halves of Life: Week 2 Jesus’ Teachings for the Second Half of Life Friday, June 24, 2016 Most of Jesus’ teachings are completely incomprehensible from a first-half-of-life perspective. Just read a few, and you will get the point. “Leave all things and follow me” You have to have it before you can give it… Continue Reading Jesus’ Teachings for the Second Half of Life

Changing Our Minds

Bias from the Bottom: Week 2 Changing Our Minds Tuesday, March 29, 2016 People who are in early stage religion usually love the “two steps backward” quotes in the Bible. They seem to be drawn toward anything that’s punitive, shame-based, exclusionary of “wrong” people, or anything that justifies the status quo, which just happens to… Continue Reading Changing Our Minds

A New Mind

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 1 A New Mind Wednesday, November 18, 2015 The Twelve Step program gave meaning and effectiveness to transformation. “Salvation” is not just something you believe, but something you begin to experience. Both Jesus and Paul were change agents. They were hated by their own groups precisely because they were constantly talking about… Continue Reading A New Mind

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