Tag Archives: Presence

Many Paths to Contemplation

Conscious Parenting Many Paths to Contemplation Tuesday, June 25, 2019 After recently visiting Mexico and some of the refugee centers along the Texas border and seeing so many children and babies with their parents, I was reminded that contemplative Christianity’s rather monastic, solitary, silent approach just can’t be adequate to describe contemplation for most people.… Continue Reading Many Paths to Contemplation

Indwelling Spirit: Weekly Summary

Indwelling Spirit Summary: Sunday, May 19—Friday, May 24, 2019 When the Spirit is alive in people, they wake up from their mechanical thinking and enter the realm of co-creative power. (Sunday) I believe all of history has been the age of the Spirit. Creation just keeps unfolding. (Monday) The Holy Spirit shows up as the… Continue Reading Indwelling Spirit: Weekly Summary

God Outpouring

Indwelling Spirit God Outpouring Thursday, May 23, 2019 Effortlessly, Love flows from God into [humans] Like a bird Who rivers the air Without moving her wings. . . . Thus we move in [God’s] world One in body and soul, . . . Though outwardly separate in form. As the Source strikes the note, Humanity… Continue Reading God Outpouring

Implanted Hope

Indwelling Spirit Implanted Hope Sunday, May 19, 2019 God for us, we call you Father. God alongside us, we call you Jesus. God within us, we call you Holy Spirit. You are the eternal mystery that enables, enfolds, and enlivens all things, Even us and even me. Every name falls short of your goodness and… Continue Reading Implanted Hope

The Mystical Body of Christ

Heaven Now The Mystical Body of Christ Friday, May 3, 2019 A cosmic notion of Christ takes mysticism beyond the mere individual level to the transpersonal, social, and collective levels. Cynthia Bourgeault, another of our core faculty members and an Episcopal priest, explores Jesus’ resurrection from a universal, mystical perspective: What Jesus so profoundly demonstrates… Continue Reading The Mystical Body of Christ

The Eternal Now

Heaven Now The Eternal Now Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Jesus’ primary metaphors for the Eternal Now are “the kingdom of God” and “the kingdom of heaven.” He is not talking about a far-off celestial heaven. “Look around you, look at the fields; already they are ready for harvest! Already the reaper is being paid his… Continue Reading The Eternal Now

Jesus’ Death: Weekly Summary

Jesus’ Death Summary: Sunday, April 14—Friday, April 19, 2019 Holy Saturday The image of the scapegoat powerfully mirrors and reveals the universal, but largely unconscious, human need to transfer our guilt onto something (or someone) else by singling that other out for unmerited negative treatment. (Sunday) Jesus takes away the sin of the world by… Continue Reading Jesus’ Death: Weekly Summary

Christened Reality

Christ Means “Anointed” Christened Reality Sunday, April 7, 2019 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. When he had reached a certain place he passed the night there, since the sun had set. Taking one of the stones to be found at that place, he made it his pillow and lay down where he… Continue Reading Christened Reality

Finding God Everywhere

This Is My Body Finding God Everywhere Friday, March 8, 2019 Yesterday I shared theologian Sallie McFague’s model of the universe as the body of God. Let’s continue exploring this concept and its implications. McFague writes: We know God—we have some intimation of the invisible face of God—through divine incarnation in nature [what Franciscans call… Continue Reading Finding God Everywhere

The Universe Is the Body of God

This Is My Body The Universe Is the Body of God Thursday, March 7, 2019 The bread and the wine together are stand-ins for the very elements of the universe, which also enjoy and communicate the incarnate presence. Authentically Eucharistic Christians should have been the first to recognize the corporate, universal, and physical nature of… Continue Reading The Universe Is the Body of God

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