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A Confounding Experience of Heart

A Confounding Experience of Heart Denise Davis (’16) At the same time I began the Living School in 2014, my husband and I moved to Manhattan for a three-year job assignment. In seeking community, I did as I had always done: joined a progressive church and then engaged, advocating and working for social justice. One… Continue Reading A Confounding Experience of Heart

Interfaith Friendship

Trinity: Week 3 Interfaith Friendship Monday, September 26, 2016 Trinitarian theology offers us perhaps the best foundation for true interfaith dialogue and friendship we’ve ever had, because now Christians don’t have Jesus as our primary or only trump card. This makes mutual respect and intelligent dialogue with other religions easier and much more natural. Up… Continue Reading Interfaith Friendship

Falling into Mercy

Two Halves of Life: Week 2 Falling into Mercy Thursday, June 23, 2016 The transition to the second half of life moves you from either/or thinking to both/and thinking, the ability to live with paradox. You no longer think in terms of win/lose, but win/win instead. It is a completely different mind. In order for… Continue Reading Falling into Mercy

A Different Worldview

Alternative Orthodoxy: Week 1 A Different Worldview Monday, February 8, 2016 Before we begin to outline Franciscan alternative orthodoxy, it is helpful to look at the Franciscan worldview, which grew out of the historical and cultural context in which St. Francis lived. Today’s meditation will be a little longer to give a full background. Francis… Continue Reading A Different Worldview

The Body of God

Science: Week 2 The Body of God Wednesday, November 11, 2015 In the fourth century, St. Augustine said that “the church consists in the state of communion of the whole world.” Wherever we are connected, in right relationship—you might say “in love”—there is the Christ, the Body of God, and there is the church, the… Continue Reading The Body of God

Voluntary Poverty

The Franciscan Path of Descent Voluntary Poverty Monday, June 8, 2015 Francis was born in 1181 in Assisi, Italy. Already, Europe and the Muslim world had endured two crusades. The third crusade began when Francis was a boy, and the fourth when he was twenty-one. In short, the world was obsessed with war, fear, and… Continue Reading Voluntary Poverty

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