Tag Archives: Pharisee

Rediscovering the Gospel Message

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 1 Rediscovering the Gospel Message Monday, July 18, 2016 The spirituality of imperfection is, quite simply, the Gospel. However, in the fourth century, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire. From that time on, the spirituality of imperfection—Jesus’ liberating message—became a subtext, a minority position. Once you align with imperial… Continue Reading Rediscovering the Gospel Message

The Last Will Be First

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 1 The Last Will Be First Sunday, July 17, 2016 The message of falling down is very counter-intuitive, yet it is found in most of the world’s religions, especially Christianity. We grow spiritually much more by doing it wrong than by doing it right. That might just be the central lesson of how… Continue Reading The Last Will Be First

Step 4: Dark Grace

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 Step 4: Dark Grace Wednesday, November 25, 2015 We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. —Step 4 of the Twelve Steps Moral scrutiny is not to discover how good or bad I am and regain some moral high ground, but it is to begin some honest “shadow boxing”… Continue Reading Step 4: Dark Grace

Saved by Grace

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 1 Saved by Grace Sunday, November 15, 2015 The spirituality of the Twelve Steps is another important part of my wisdom lineage. Although I have never formally belonged to a Twelve Step group, I have learned much from people who are in recovery. I truly believe that the Twelve Step program (also… Continue Reading Saved by Grace

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