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Jesus and Christ: Weekly Summary

Jesus and Christ Summary: Sunday, February 10—Friday, February 15, 2019 The Christ is the eternal mystery of matter and Spirit as one. Jesus willingly died—and Christ arose—yes, still Jesus, but now including and revealing everything else in its full purpose and glory. (Sunday) The Incarnation is not only “God becoming Jesus.” It is a much… Continue Reading Jesus and Christ: Weekly Summary

Jesus and the Cross: Weekly Summary

Jesus and the Cross Summary: Sunday, February 3-Friday, February 8, 2019 Unfortunately, with the widespread acceptance of the substitutionary atonement theory, salvation became a one-time transactional affair between Jesus and his Father, instead of an ongoing transformational lesson for the human soul and for all of history. (Sunday) Christianity’s vision of God was a radical… Continue Reading Jesus and the Cross: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Human and Divine: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Human and Divine Summary: Sunday, January 27-Friday, February 1, 2019 If Jesus is at once God and human, that means as believers we cannot refer to Jesus as God without qualifying that: “God in human form.” We also cannot refer to Jesus as human only without qualifying that: “the human incarnation of God.” —Amos… Continue Reading Jesus: Human and Divine: Weekly Summary

Following Jesus: Weekly Summary

Following Jesus Summary: Sunday, January 20-Friday, January 25, 2019 We keep saying, “We love Jesus,” but it is more as a God-figure than someone to imitate. (Sunday) Throughout the first five centuries people understood Christianity primarily as a way of life in the present, not as a doctrinal system, esoteric belief, or promise of eternal… Continue Reading Following Jesus: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Wisdom Teacher: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Wisdom Teacher Summary: Sunday, January 13-Friday, January 18, 2019 This week guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault introduced us to Jesus, the wisdom teacher. Jesus was not a priest or a prophet in the usual sense of those terms. Rather, he was a wisdom teacher. He stayed close to the ground of… Continue Reading Jesus: Wisdom Teacher: Weekly Summary

Jesus and the Bible: Weekly Summary

Jesus and the Bible Summary: Sunday, January 6-Friday, January 11, 2019 Just as the Bible takes us through many stages of consciousness and history, it takes us individually a long time to move beyond our need to be dualistic, judgmental, accusatory, fearful, blaming, egocentric, and earning—and to see as Jesus sees. (Sunday) Jesus consistently ignored… Continue Reading Jesus and the Bible: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Modeling an Evolving Faith: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Modeling an Evolving Faith Summary: Sunday, December 30, 2018-Friday, January 4, 2019 While there are unhelpful and even harmful parts of what has passed for Christianity that we need to move beyond, I believe there are many good, beautiful, and true gems well worth saving—and living. (Sunday) Jesus had the courage and clarity to… Continue Reading Jesus: Modeling an Evolving Faith: Weekly Summary

Image and Likeness: Summary: Weekly Summary

Image and Likeness: Summary Summary: Sunday, December 23-Friday, December 28, 2018 When we see the image of God where we are not accustomed to seeing the image of God, then we see with eyes not our own. (Sunday) The true and essential work of all religion is to help us recognize and recover the divine… Continue Reading Image and Likeness: Summary: Weekly Summary

Contemplation: Week 2 Summary

Contemplation: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, December 16-Friday, December 21, 2018 The effectiveness of action depends on the source from which it springs. If it is coming out of the false self with its shadow side, it is severely limited. If it is coming out of a person who is immersed in God, it is extremely… Continue Reading Contemplation: Week 2 Summary

Contemplation: Week 1 Summary

Contemplation: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, December 9-Friday, December 14, 2018 Contemplation is an exercise in openness, in keeping all three spaces open: heart, mind, and body. (Sunday) Contemplation is the highest expression of [human] intellectual and spiritual life. It is that life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. —Thomas Merton… Continue Reading Contemplation: Week 1 Summary

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