Tag Archives: Psalms
Great Themes of Scripture: Hebrew Bible Saturday, July 3, 2021 Week Twenty-Six Summary and Practice Sunday, June 27—Friday, July 2, 2021 Sunday When we have an understanding of the great themes of Scripture, the whole book from Genesis to Revelation, we see it as communicating a pattern to humanity. The message is this: You are… Continue Reading Great Themes of Scripture: Hebrew Bible: Weekly Summary
Nonviolence Summary: Sunday, August 18—Friday, August 23, 2019 The root of violence is the illusion of separation—from God, from being one with oneself and everything else, and from Being Itself. (Sunday) Mohandas Gandhi said nonviolence was the active, unconditional love toward others, the persistent pursuit of truth, the radical forgiveness toward those who hurt us,… Continue Reading Nonviolence: Weekly Summary
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  My colleague, Center for Action and Contemplation faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault, sees the psalms as a powerful prophetic… Continue Reading Chant: Discovering Your Voice
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
Two Halves of Life: Week 2 Human Development in Scripture Wednesday, June 22, 2016 It is helpful for us to know about the whole arc of life and where it is tending and leading. Walter Brueggemann, one of my favorite scripture scholars, brilliantly connected the development of the Hebrew Scriptures with the development of human… Continue Reading Human Development in Scripture
Bias from the Bottom: Week 1 The Invitation of Grace Monday, March 21, 2016 As I shared earlier this year, the Bible is “a text in travail.” Sometimes the biblical writers catch a glimpse of God’s true character—love, mercy, and justice—and sometimes they lose sight of it. Old Testament scholar and theologian Walter Brueggemann traces… Continue Reading The Invitation of Grace
Grace: Week 1 Scarcity or Abundance? Friday, January 29, 2016 The flow of grace through us is largely blocked when we are living inside a worldview of scarcity, a feeling that there’s just not enough: enough of God, enough of me, enough food, enough mercy to include and forgive all faults. The problem is exacerbated… Continue Reading Scarcity or Abundance?