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Primal and Indigenous Spirituality: Weekly Summary

Primal and Indigenous Spirituality Summary: Sunday, August 5-Friday, August 10, 2018 I want to emphasize contemplative insights and practices that help us heal our sense of separation and isolation, experience connection and community, and awaken a sense of responsibility for all beings. (Sunday) Even in early, primal religion, we can see the idea of this… Continue Reading Primal and Indigenous Spirituality: Weekly Summary

Walk in Beauty

Primal and Indigenous Spirituality Walk in Beauty Friday, August 10, 2018 In 1969 when I was a young deacon in Acoma Pueblo, one of my jobs was to take the census. Because it was summer and hot, I would start early in the morning, driving my little orange truck to each residence. Invariably at sunrise,… Continue Reading Walk in Beauty

Politics: Week 1 Summary

Politics: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, July 8-Friday, July 13, 2018 The Hebrew prophets and Jesus clearly modeled engagement with both faith and the public forum. To be a faith leader is to connect the inner and outer worlds. (Sunday) There is no such thing as being non-political. Everything we say or do either affirms or… Continue Reading Politics: Week 1 Summary

Radical Politics

Politics: Week 1 Radical Politics Thursday, July 12, 2018 There is a lot of talk today about “radical” politics on both sides. The politicians and party on the far side often look “extreme” and so the very word “radical” now has a somewhat negative connotation. “Radical” just comes from the Latin word radix, meaning “root.” For… Continue Reading Radical Politics

Cultivating Justice

Justice: Week 1 Cultivating Justice Thursday, June 14, 2018 Jack Jezreel describes three additional essential aspects of following Jesus and creating a world of justice and peace. [1] Take Time to Pray . . . Prayer is a way of connecting with our source. It is about being centered, grounded, mindful of the holy, the… Continue Reading Cultivating Justice

Chant: Discovering Your Voice

Art: Week 2 Chant: Discovering Your Voice Monday, May 21, 2018 Chant is singing our prayers. Chant is vocal meditation. Chant is the breath made audible in tone. Chant is discovering Spirit in sound. —Robert Gass [1] My colleague, Center for Action and Contemplation faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault, sees the psalms as a powerful prophetic… Continue Reading Chant: Discovering Your Voice

The Psalms

Art: Week 2 The Psalms Sunday, May 20, 2018 So much of our lives is dictated by our preferences, what we like and don’t like. We all naturally gravitate toward what we find attractive, and there’s nothing inherently wrong with that. But we need to be aware that there are things deeper than our preferences.… Continue Reading The Psalms

Wonder

The Natural World: Week 2 Wonder Friday, March 16, 2018 Thank you Lord for all you’ve made. Thank you for the trees, flowers, butterflies, animals, and people you have created in your image. Thank you for letting me share in the joy of your beautiful creation. Your light shines bright in my heart and I… Continue Reading Wonder

Creation: Week 2 Summary

Creation: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, February 18-Friday, February 23, 2018 The Divine Presence is happening in, through, and amidst every detail of life . . . [It] penetrates all that exists. Everything in virtue of coming into existence is in relationship to this Source. —Thomas Keating (Sunday) In the model of the universe as God’s… Continue Reading Creation: Week 2 Summary

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Summary

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, February 4-Friday, February 9, 2018 The experience of forgiveness or mercy is the experience of a magnanimous God who loves out of total gratuitousness. (Sunday) If the heart is awake and clear, it can directly receive, radiate, and reflect the unmanifest divine Reality. —Cynthia Bourgeault (Monday) If… Continue Reading Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Summary

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