Tag Archives: practice

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 1 Summary

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, January 14-Friday, January 19, 2018 Simply put, God reveals God’s self to us through what unfolds as our life, along with every visible thing around us. (Sunday) In Jesus, God was given a face and a heart. God became someone we could love. (Monday) How we see Jesus Read More »

Contemplative Consciousness: Weekly Summary

Contemplative Consciousness Summary: Sunday, January 7-Friday, January 12, 2018 We must discover and accept what unique part of the divine mystery is ours to reflect. The most courageous thing we will ever do is to bear humbly the mystery of our own reality, to trust our divine image and grow in God’s likeness. (Sunday) Contemplation Read More »

Heaven: Weekly Summary

Heaven Summary: Sunday, December 17-Friday, December 22, 2017 The goal must be kept simple and clear—love of God and neighbor, union with God and neighbor. Our common word for this state of union is heaven. (Sunday) Heaven is first of all now and therefore surely later. If God loves and accepts us now in our Read More »

Self-Emptying: Weekly Summary

Self-Emptying Summary: Sunday, December 10-Friday, December 15, 2017 Every created thing is the self-emptying of God into multitudinous physical and visible forms. (Sunday) “In sum, we are not called to love God or the world. Rather, we are called to love God in the world. We love God by loving the world. We love God Read More »

Emerging Church: Weekly Summary

Emerging Church Summary: Sunday, November 26-Friday, December 1, 2017 Reformation is the perpetual process of conversion that is needed by all individuals and institutions. (Sunday) I believe the “emerging church” is a movement of the Holy Spirit. Movements are the energy-building stages of things, before they become monuments, museums, or machines. (Monday) The emerging church, Read More »

Living in the Now: Weekly Summary

Living in the Now Summary: Sunday, November 19-Friday, November 24, 2017 Of all the things I have learned and taught over the years, I can think of nothing that could be of more help to you than living in the now. (Sunday) I could tell you that God is not elsewhere and heaven is not Read More »

God as Us: Week 2 Summary

God as Us: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, November 12-Friday, November 17, 2017 We do not create this temple; we only occasionally dwell within it—by a daring respect and a risky surrender. (Sunday) “Agape is what emerges from the refiner’s fire when that surging desire to cling, possess, consume the object of one’s adoring is subjected Read More »

Cosmology: Weekly Summary

Cosmology Summary, Sunday, October 29-Friday, November 3, 2017 This week I shared reflections from Franciscan scientist Ilia Delio and CAC’s core faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault. “Shall we continue our medieval religious practices in a medieval paradigm and mechanistic culture and undergo extinction? Or shall we wake up to this dynamic, evolutionary universe and the rise Read More »

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 Read More »

Mysticism: Week 1 Summary

Mysticism: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, September 24-Friday, September 29, 2017 “Institutional Christianity has hardly contemplated the possibility that the consciousness of Jesus might be the consciousness of the Christian, that the whole point of the Gospel is that everyone may experience union with God in the same way as Jesus himself.” —Alan Watts (Sunday) Jesus Read More »

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