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An Anticipatory Universe

Creativity An Anticipatory Universe Thursday, June 7, 2018 I believe that the core of the Judeo-Christian revelation is that we are created in the image of God. We lose that and we lose the foundation. Clearly, God is endlessly imaginative and creative. Those who are intensely curious, open, and creative are probably deeply in touch… Continue Reading An Anticipatory Universe

Let Your Life Speak

Vocation Let Your Life Speak Sunday, May 27, 2018 God’s image within each of us is inherent and irrevocable. God’s likeness is our unique expression of that image, inviting our full and conscious participation. Vocation is one way in which we discover and grow into our “True Self.” I’m not speaking so much about education,… Continue Reading Let Your Life Speak

Chant: Discovering Your Voice

Art: Week 2 Chant: Discovering Your Voice Monday, May 21, 2018 Chant is singing our prayers. Chant is vocal meditation. Chant is the breath made audible in tone. Chant is discovering Spirit in sound. —Robert Gass [1] My colleague, Center for Action and Contemplation faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault, sees the psalms as a powerful prophetic… Continue Reading Chant: Discovering Your Voice

Participating in Creation

Evolution Participating in Creation Thursday, March 1, 2018 In her book, God’s Ecstasy: The Creation of a Self-Creating World, the little- known but outstanding theologian Beatrice Bruteau (1930-2014) makes some excellent points about why contemplatives ought to embrace evolution: People who identify themselves as contemplatives may shy away from science for a number of reasons.… Continue Reading Participating in Creation

Our Work in Co-Creating

Creation: Week 2 Our Work in Co-Creating Friday, February 23, 2018 The Great Work now . . . is to carry out the transition from a period of human devastation of the Earth to a period when humans would be present to the planet in a mutually beneficial manner. —Thomas Berry [1] Again, I offer… Continue Reading Our Work in Co-Creating

Mirroring the Divine

Contemplative Consciousness Mirroring the Divine Thursday, January 11, 2018 In Christianity the inner self is simply a stepping stone to an awareness of God. Man [sic] is the image of God, and his inner self is a kind of mirror in which God not only sees Himself, but reveals Himself to the “mirror” in which… Continue Reading Mirroring the Divine

Our Foundation

From the Bottom Up: Summary Our Foundation Thursday, December 28, 2017 If we are going to rebuild Christianity “from the bottom up,” what is the foundation upon which we’re building? Love is our foundation and our destiny. It is where we come from and where we’re headed. As St. Paul famously says, “So faith, hope,… Continue Reading Our Foundation

Loving Our Neighbor

Self-Emptying Loving Our Neighbor Friday, December 15, 2017 This week I’ve shared a few quotes from theologian Sallie McFague. Today I’d like to offer a longer excerpt from her book, Blessed Are the Consumers: Climate Change and the Practice of Restraint. Sallie invites us into practical methods of self-emptying—kenosis—that we need if humans and so… Continue Reading Loving Our Neighbor

Full Participation

Mysticism: Week 1 Full Participation Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Jesus’ rather evident message of “full and final participation”—union with oneself, others, creation, and God—was probably only fully enjoyed by a small minority throughout history. Only contemplatives, whether conscious or “hidden,” know how to access unitive consciousness through their nondual and inclusive way of processing the… Continue Reading Full Participation

The Evolution of Consciousness

Mysticism: Week 1 The Evolution of Consciousness Monday, September 25, 2017 Let’s take a look at the history of mysticism to find our roots and see how we had it, how and why we largely lost it, and to recognize that now we are in the midst of a rediscovery and new appreciation for the… Continue Reading The Evolution of Consciousness

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