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Paul: The Misunderstood Mystic: Weekly Summary

Paul creates the mystical foundations for Christianity. Continue Reading Paul: The Misunderstood Mystic: Weekly Summary

A Tug-of-War with Truth

Meeting the Risen Christ on the road to Damascus changed everything for Paul. Continue Reading A Tug-of-War with Truth

The Five M’s: Weekly Summary

The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better. Continue Reading The Five M’s: Weekly Summary

Images of the Trinity

It’s only God in us that knows God. It’s God in us that loves God. It’s God in us that recognizes God. Continue Reading Images of the Trinity

Jesus in the Trinity

Jesus never doubts his union with God, and he hands on union with God to us through this fully participatory universe. Continue Reading Jesus in the Trinity

Creating a People

Until and unless Christ is someone happening between people, the gospel remains largely an abstraction. Continue Reading Creating a People

Kneeling before the Mystery

Religion has always said that an authentic God encounter is the quickest and truest path to such wisdom. Continue Reading Kneeling before the Mystery

Cosmic Hope

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary Richard’s love for the Trinity finds inspiration from the Franciscan mystical scholar St. Bonaventure (c. 1217–1274), who viewed all reality as coming from, participating with, and returning to God. Such a cosmic vision is mystical hope at its best! Bonaventure’s vision is positive, mystic, cosmic, intimately relational, and… Continue Reading Cosmic Hope

The Christ Mystery

Richard writes about how the coming of Christ is far more than the birth of a baby. The Christ Mystery is nothing less than a cosmic hope for history: The Second Coming of Christ that history is waiting for is not the same as the baby Jesus or even the historical Jesus. The historical Jesus… Continue Reading The Christ Mystery

The Gift of Confidence

Father Richard describes the gift of confidence, which arises not from our ego or efforts, but from the foundational goodness of God. When we are confident, we believe in a deep way that life is good, God is good, and humanity is good. We become safe and salutary people for others. We do exciting and… Continue Reading The Gift of Confidence

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