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The Narrow Gate of Contemplation

Contemplation is a wordless resting in the presence of God beyond all thoughts and images. Continue Reading The Narrow Gate of Contemplation

Luminous Darkness, Deepening Love: Weekly Summary

On the inner journey we meet a God who interacts with our deepest selves. Continue Reading Luminous Darkness, Deepening Love: Weekly Summary

Transformed by the Dark Night

If something does not give birth to humility, and love, and dying to self, and simplicity, and silence—what can it be? Continue Reading Transformed by the Dark Night

You and God are Already One

God makes your very soul to be a relational mystery with God. Continue Reading You and God are Already One

Reading with the Divine Presence

The Scriptures are one long love letter from God. Continue Reading Reading with the Divine Presence

A Return to Devotion

We have to somehow live a life that’s connected to the heart. Continue Reading A Return to Devotion

Slaveholder Christianity

Christianity and Empire Slaveholder Christianity Thursday, October 21, 2021 Fr. Richard offers a critique of how Christianity aligned with empire and colonialism manifested specifically in the United States: The form of Christianity that has grown in the United States and spread throughout much of the world is what we have to fairly call “slaveholder Christianity.”… Continue Reading Slaveholder Christianity

Jesus and the Empire

Christianity and Empire Jesus and the Empire Monday, October 18, 2021 On his podcast “Another Name for Every Thing,” Fr. Richard discussed with co-hosts Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner what he sees as the “trajectory” of the Jesus movement and how Jesus lived a simple life of non-cooperation with the empire of his day. Paul:… Continue Reading Jesus and the Empire

Lost in the Secret of God’s Face

Living in God’s Great Story Lost in the Secret of God’s Face Wednesday, September 1, 2021 In an episode of his podcast Turning to the Mystics, James Finley shares how he first encountered the work of Thomas Merton (1915–1968) and how it changed the course of his life. He says: When I was at home… Continue Reading Lost in the Secret of God’s Face

Dominating Power

Good and Bad Power Dominating Power Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Contemplative teacher Beatrice Bruteau (1930‒2014) understood domination, what I’ve referred to as “power over” others, as the cause of much of the world’s suffering. Jesus by contrast models a loving, self-giving alternative to domination power. Here is Bruteau’s description of domination: The theme that I… Continue Reading Dominating Power

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