Tag Archives: practice

Justice: Week 2 Summary

Justice: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, June 17-Friday, June 22, 2018 Only by solidarity with other people’s suffering can comfortable people be converted. Otherwise we are disconnected from the cross—of the world, of others, of Jesus, and finally of our own necessary participation in the great mystery of dying and rising. (Sunday) The way of radical… Continue Reading Justice: Week 2 Summary

Justice: Week 1 Summary

Justice: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, June 10-Friday, June 15, 2018 Jesus is a visible incarnation of the union between human and divine, matter and spirit. He models inclusive, nondual, compassionate thinking and being. (Sunday) We must work to dismantle systems of oppression while at the same time honoring our differences and celebrating our oneness! This… Continue Reading Justice: Week 1 Summary

Creativity: Weekly Summary

Creativity Summary: Sunday, June 3-Friday, June 8, 2018 The “mind of Christ” is a different way of knowing, and you can recognize it by its gratuity, open-endedness, compassion, and by the way it is so creative and energizing in those who allow it. (Sunday) The contemplative stance is the Third Way. We stand in the… Continue Reading Creativity: Weekly Summary

Vocation: Weekly Summary

Vocation Summary: Sunday, May 27-Friday, June 1, 2018 Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent. —Parker Palmer (Sunday) As conscious human beings, our life purpose is to be a visible expression of both… Continue Reading Vocation: Weekly Summary

Art: Week 2 Summary

Art: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, May 20-Friday, May 25, 2018 The Psalms—like all great art—lead us to a truer image of ourselves, reality, and God. (Sunday) When we work with our voice, we work with the core elements out of which the world came into being and through which it is sustained: breath, tone, intentionality,… Continue Reading Art: Week 2 Summary

Art: Week 1 Summary

Art: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, May 13-Friday, May 18, 2018 Our divine DNA carries the creative impulse of the Creator. Even if you don’t consider yourself creative or artistic, it is an inherent part of your being. (Sunday) Perhaps, like the prophetic mystics of all traditions, the great artists of each generation can help us… Continue Reading Art: Week 1 Summary

Community: Weekly Summary

Community Summary: Sunday, May 6-Friday, May 11, 2018 God’s basic method of communicating God’s self is not the “saved” individual, the rightly informed believer, or even a person with a career in ministry, but the journey and bonding process that God initiates in community: in marriages, families, tribes, nations, events, scientists, and churches who are… Continue Reading Community: Weekly Summary

Relationships: Weekly Summary

Relationships Summary: Sunday, April 29-Friday, May 4, 2018 The basic template of reality is Trinitarian, it’s relational. God is relationship. “Let us create in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves,” the Creator says (see Genesis 1:26). (Sunday) Whenever we refuse mutuality toward anything, whenever we won’t allow our deep inner-connectedness to guide us,… Continue Reading Relationships: Weekly Summary

Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Summary

Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, April 22-Friday, April 27, 2018 Gender seems to be a very deep archetype in the psyche. As long as we read reality in a non-contemplative, dualistic way, any gender identity that doesn’t follow our binary “norm” will invariably be challenging and usually resisted. (Sunday) Even as we acknowledge… Continue Reading Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Summary

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Summary

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, April 15-Friday, April 20, 2018 We are clearly not very at home in our bodies, yet Jesus came to show us that we can and must trust our human, and thus body-based, experience. The material world is the privileged place for the divine encounter. (Sunday) The word sex… Continue Reading Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Summary

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