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Stardust and A Divine Spark

Ways of Knowing Stardust and A Divine Spark  Friday, February 14, 2020 In her book Race and the Cosmos, Dr. Barbara Holmes presents a new way for us to address oppression by recognizing who we are and the commonality we share as members of the human race. When we encounter other ways of knowing, we may find ourselves discomforted and even distressed by the pain that our… Continue Reading Stardust and A Divine Spark

Liberation

Ways of Knowing Liberation Thursday, February 13, 2020 James Cone (1938–2018) is one of the greatest American theologians of this past century, yet sadly many Christians have never heard of him. His work laid the foundation for a liberation theology that spoke directly to the injustice, oppression, and violence faced by the Black community in the United States. Jesus made it clear that he came to bring “good news… Continue Reading Liberation

Grandmother God

Ways of Knowing Grandmother God  Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Since first working at Acoma Pueblo as a deacon in 1969 and making my permanent home in New Mexico in 1986, I have learned much from our Native American pueblos and tribes. I encourage you to learn about the history surrounding your home. [1] Settler colonial—and primarily Christian—countries like the United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa tried to destroy or… Continue Reading Grandmother God

A Fascinating Discovery

Ways of Knowing A Fascinating Discovery  Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Those of us who live in the West and experience the privilege of being white tend to gloss over the important fact that Jesus lived in an occupied territory. He was not part of the dominant culture. Rather, his familial and cultural land was occupied by a powerful adversary. This is essential to understanding his teachings and the Gospel. Text without context is… Continue Reading A Fascinating Discovery

Knowing from the Bottom

Ways of Knowing Knowing from the BottomMonday, February 10, 2020  The vast majority of people throughout history have been poor, disabled, or oppressed in some way (i.e., “on the bottom”) and would have read history in terms of a need for change, but most of history has been written and interpreted from the side of the winners. The unique exception is the revelation called the Bible,… Continue Reading Knowing from the Bottom

To Know Thee More Clearly

Ways of Knowing To Know Thee More ClearlySunday, February 9, 2020  O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother, May I know Thee more clearly, Love Thee more dearly, And follow Thee more nearly.  —St. Richard, Bishop of Chichester (1197–1253) [1]  Ways of knowing are inseparable from human existence. As Paula D’Arcy says, “God comes to us disguised as our lives.” While Christians emphasize Tradition and/or Scripture as sources of truth, I… Continue Reading To Know Thee More Clearly

An Evidence-Based Emergence

Science: Old and New An Evidence-Based Emergence Tuesday, November 5, 2019 The Rev. Michael Dowd is an evidential mystic and eco-theologian who has earned the respect of Nobel laureate scientists, many religious leaders, and little old me. Michael and his science-writer wife, Connie Barlow, show how a sacred-science view of reality can inspire people of… Continue Reading An Evidence-Based Emergence

The Wedding at Cana

Gender and Sexuality The Wedding at Cana Friday, October 25, 2019 Today, openly queer Episcopal priest Elizabeth Edman shares about the first time she preached on the Gospel passage about the wedding in Cana (John 2:1-11). Her use of the word “queer” as a verb may be off-putting or confusing to some, but if you… Continue Reading The Wedding at Cana

A Strange New World

Ways of Knowing A Strange New World Tuesday, October 15, 2019 I grew up relatively sheltered in my Kansas home and in Catholic schools. However, over the years, life has provided me with countless opportunities to meet people whose different experiences and understandings have opened unseen doors and enriched my knowing. Moving out of our… Continue Reading A Strange New World

Cosmology: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Cosmology: Part Two Summary: Sunday, September 1—Friday, September 6, 2019 Evolution brings with it the rise of consciousness, and as consciousness rises, so too does awareness of God. —Ilia Delio (Sunday) To see evolution as revelatory of the divine Word means that we come to see the various forms and rhythms of nature as reflective… Continue Reading Cosmology: Part Two: Weekly Summary

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