Tag Archives: Paul

Life as Participation

The Apostle Paul Life as Participation Thursday, May 18, 2017 After conversion, you don’t look out at reality; you look out from reality. In other words, God is not “out there”: you are in God and God is in you. You are in the middle of Reality! You’re a part of it. It’s a mystery… Continue Reading Life as Participation

Paul as Nondual Teacher

The Apostle Paul Paul as Nondual Teacher Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Meeting the Risen Christ on the road to Damascus changed everything for Paul. He experienced the great paradox that the crucified Jesus was in fact alive! And he, a “sinner,” was in fact chosen and beloved. This pushed Paul from the usual either/or, dualistic… Continue Reading Paul as Nondual Teacher

Paul’s Conversion Experience

The Apostle Paul Paul’s Conversion Experience Tuesday, May 16, 2017 All of Paul’s major themes are contained in seed form in his conversion experience, of which there are three descriptions in Acts written by Luke (chapters 9, 22, and 26). Paul’s own account is in the first chapter of Galatians: “The Gospel which I preach… Continue Reading Paul’s Conversion Experience

Universal Dignity in a Debauched Empire

The Apostle Paul Universal Dignity in a Debauched Empire Monday, May 15, 2017 Paul offers a theological and ontological foundation for human dignity and human flourishing that is inherent, universal, and indestructible by any evaluation of race, religion, gender, sexuality, nationality, class, education, or social position. He brings a deep new sense of the dignity… Continue Reading Universal Dignity in a Debauched Empire

The Evolution of the Temple

The Apostle Paul The Evolution of the Temple Sunday, May 14, 2017 The brilliant Anglican theologian, N. T. Wright, concludes that we have largely missed Paul’s major theme. [1] After Luther, many thought Paul’s great idea was “justification by faith” (Protestants) versus “works righteousness” (Catholics). It makes a nice dualistic split, but Wright believes the… Continue Reading The Evolution of the Temple

Dynamic Unity

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 Dynamic Unity Sunday, April 2, 2017 Paul tried unceasingly to demonstrate “that Jesus was the Christ” (Acts 9:22). This synthesis is the heart of Paul’s conversion experience. Paul did not think he was abandoning his Jewish faith, but rather finding its universal dimension in this “Mystery of Christ,” as he… Continue Reading Dynamic Unity

Trinity: Week 2 Summary

Trinity: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, September 18-Friday, September 23, 2016 Divine knowing—some would call it spiritual intuition—is actually an allowing of Someone Else to know in us, through us, for us, and even as us. (Sunday) The divine flow either flows both in and out, or it is not flowing at all. (Monday) The Trinity… Continue Reading Trinity: Week 2 Summary

Participatory Knowing

Trinity: Week 2 Participatory Knowing Sunday, September 18, 2016 All authentic knowledge of God is participatory. I must say this directly and clearly because it is a very different way of knowing reality—and it should be the unique, open-horizoned gift of people of faith. But Christians have almost entirely lost this way of knowing, ever… Continue Reading Participatory Knowing

Big Life Includes Small Deaths

Spirituality of Letting Go: Week 2 Big Life Includes Small Deaths Friday, September 9, 2016 All the world can give us is small thinking, a small mind. But small mind, without the unitive experience of big mind, makes us feel unbearably alone. We feel lost, existentially guilty, and often fragile and powerless. A lot of… Continue Reading Big Life Includes Small Deaths

The Third Way

Paradox The Third Way Friday, August 26, 2016 Paul is a marvelous dialectical teacher. The word dialectic originally referred to the Greek art of debate. A dialectic (different than our political debates) does not move forward by either/or thinking. It’s when you play the two off of one another and then come to a tertium… Continue Reading The Third Way

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