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Tag Archives: perspective

Contemplation and Right Action

If contemplation doesn’t lead to genuine action, then it remains only navel-gazing and self-preoccupation. Continue Reading Contemplation and Right Action

Courageous Listening

Listening does not grant the other side legitimacy. It grants them humanity—and preserves our own. Continue Reading Courageous Listening

Waiting for Things to Unfold

What is being asked of us in this moment is patient attention; a willingness to slow down, listen, and look. Continue Reading Waiting for Things to Unfold

Ever-Widening Circles

There is Big Truth in this universe, and it certainly isn’t mine. Continue Reading Ever-Widening Circles

God Loves Imperfect Things

Those who don’t have anything to prove or protect believe they are loved as they are. Continue Reading God Loves Imperfect Things

Restoring Relationships

It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. Continue Reading Restoring Relationships

Carl Jung: Weekly Summary

Carl Jung Saturday, November 27, 2021 Week Forty-Seven Summary and Practice Sunday, November 21—Friday, November 26, 2021 Sunday Carl Jung suggested the whole problem is that Christianity does not connect with the soul or transform people anymore. He insists on actual inner, transcendent experience to anchor individuals to God, and that’s what mystics always emphasize.… Continue Reading Carl Jung: Weekly Summary

The Global Common Good

Rediscovering the Common Good The Global Common Good Friday, November 5, 2021 In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis urges Christians to consider the long-term effects of our actions which impact the future well-being of the human species, all living things, and our planet itself: The notion of the common good also extends to future generations. The… Continue Reading The Global Common Good

Who We Are Is Who We Will Be

Hell, No! Who We Are Is Who We Will Be Friday, September 17, 2021 My colleague Brian McLaren has long explored what it might mean to be a “new kind of Christian.” Brian once wrote a fictionalized story about a pastor asking questions at the edges of his faith. Dan, the book’s main character, strikes… Continue Reading Who We Are Is Who We Will Be

Loving the “True You”

An Expanding Love Loving the “True You” Wednesday, March 17, 2021 St. Patrick’s Day I very much enjoyed my time with Bishop Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, when we worked together on the Reclaiming Jesus project and when I had dinner at his house in New York City. He reminds us… Continue Reading Loving the “True You”

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