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Alumni Newsletter — May 2018

A Note from the Editor Dear Living School alumni, Christ is evolving in us. Our Living School formation has taught us that, come what may, the love of Christ is constant. Paradoxically, this constancy of Christ is not fixed and static but ever-flowing and always changing. Life and faith do not fit into a box,… Continue Reading Alumni Newsletter — May 2018

Nature Is Ensouled

The Natural World: Week 2 Nature Is Ensouled Sunday, March 11, 2018 “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made” (Psalm 33:6). This tells us that the world came about as the result of a decision, not from chaos or chance, and this exalts it all the more. The creating word expresses a… Continue Reading Nature Is Ensouled

The Natural World: Week 1 Summary

The Natural World: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, March 4-Friday, March 9, 2018 If I can somehow let my “roots and tendrils” reconnect me with the “givens” of life—not the ideas about life, but the givens, the natural world, what is—I experience extraordinary grounding, reconnection, healing, and even revelation. (Sunday) Soul is the blueprint inside of… Continue Reading The Natural World: Week 1 Summary

Loving Fully

Self-Emptying Loving Fully Wednesday, December 13, 2017 How can my life be a reflection of divine love in this time and place? The classic Christian phrase for discipleship—the imitation of Christ—means that we were made by God to become like God, loving all others, loving universally. —Sallie McFague [1] More than any historical figure I… Continue Reading Loving Fully

Faith and Science: Weekly Summary

Faith and Science Summary, Sunday, October 22-Friday, October 27, 2017 Since the rift that occurred between science and religion with the Copernican revolution, Christian faith has had little to do with discerning the actual evidence that was commonly available in the present, in the mind, memory, heart, soul, and in creation itself. (Sunday) Today’s scientists… Continue Reading Faith and Science: Weekly Summary

Praying for Creation

Faith and Science Praying for Creation Friday, October 27, 2017 This September on the World Day of Prayer for Creation, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew offered a moving joint statement: The story of creation presents us with a panoramic view of the world. Scripture reveals that, “in the beginning,” God intended humanity to cooperate… Continue Reading Praying for Creation

Climate Change

Faith and Science Climate Change Thursday, October 26, 2017 Science and religion should be natural partners when it comes to caring for our common home. As Christians, we have a clear mandate to steward Creation (see the invitation to “cultivate and care for” the earth in Genesis 2:15). Yet with real perversity, much of Judeo-Christian… Continue Reading Climate Change

Beloved Children of God

Nonviolence Beloved Children of God Thursday, September 21, 2017 Because it is crucial to our understanding of nonviolence, let me repeat: The root of violence is the illusion of separation—from God, from Being itself, from being somehow one with everyone and everything. Most of our conflicts arise from a very fragile sense of the self.… Continue Reading Beloved Children of God

Field Hospital on the Edge of the Battlefield

Contemplation in Action: Week 1 Field Hospital on the Edge of the Battlefield Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Francis of Assisi taught us the importance of living close to the poor, the marginalized, the outcasts in society. The outer poverty, injustice, and absurdity around us mirror our own inner poverty, injustice, and absurdity. The poor man… Continue Reading Field Hospital on the Edge of the Battlefield

A Franciscan Revolution

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 3 A Franciscan Revolution Friday, June 23, 2017 “. . . A man like St. Francis of Assisi, for instance. What does he really mean? . . . A complete break with the pattern of history. . . . A man born out of due time. A sudden, unexplained revival of the… Continue Reading A Franciscan Revolution

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