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Trinitarian Revolution

Trinity: Part 2 Trinitarian Revolution Friday, May 17, 2019 I think we are in the beginnings of a Trinitarian Revolution. History has so long operated with a static and imperial image of God—as a Supreme Monarch and Critical Spectator living in splendid isolation from what he (and God is exclusively envisioned as male in this… Continue Reading Trinitarian Revolution

Pure Relationality

Trinity: Part 2 Pure Relationality Tuesday, May 14, 2019 I am one with the source insofar as I act as a source by making everything I have received flow again—just like Jesus. —Raimon Panikkar [1] Catholic priest Raimundo (or Raimon) Panikkar (1918–2010) wrote over 40 books, many focused on comparative religion. Son of a Spanish… Continue Reading Pure Relationality

Trinity: Part 1: Weekly Summary

Trinity: Part 1 Summary: Sunday, May 5—Friday, May 10, 2019 The mystery of Trinity is embedded as the code in everything that exists. (Sunday) If we take the depiction of God in Rublev’s The Trinity icon seriously, we have to say, “In the beginning was the Relationship.” (Monday) Trinity overcomes the foundational philosophical problem of… Continue Reading Trinity: Part 1: Weekly Summary

God Is Relationship

Trinity: Part 1 God Is Relationship Thursday, May 9, 2019 We owe a great deal of Western thinking to the Greek philosopher and scientist, Aristotle (384–322 BCE). Aristotle taught that there were ten different qualities to all things, including “substance” and “relationship.” Substance is that which is “independent” of all else and can stand on… Continue Reading God Is Relationship

The Power of Giving and Receiving

Trinity: Part 1 The Power of Giving and Receiving Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Christians will continually misinterpret and misuse Jesus if we don’t understand the circle dance of mutuality and communion that he participated in from all eternity (which we call “Christ”). Instead, we made Jesus into a monarchical “Christ the King,” a title he… Continue Reading The Power of Giving and Receiving

From Disconnection to Connection

Trinity: Part 1 From Disconnection to Connection Tuesday, May 7, 2019 I’m convinced that beneath the ugly manifestations of our present evils—political corruption, ecological devastation, warring against one another, hating each other based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or nationality—the greatest dis-ease facing humanity right now is our profound and painful sense of disconnection.… Continue Reading From Disconnection to Connection

Take Your Place at the Table

Trinity: Part 1 Take Your Place at the Table Monday, May 6, 2019 In Genesis, we see the divine dance in an early enigmatic story (18:1-8). “The Lord” appears to Abraham as “three men” or “three angels,” and Abraham and Sarah seem to see the Holy One in the presence of these three; they bow… Continue Reading Take Your Place at the Table

Trinity: MIA

Trinity: Part 1 Trinity: MIA Sunday, May 5, 2019 Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner (1904–1984) suggested that “Christians are, in their practical life, almost mere ‘monotheists.’ We must be willing to admit that, should the doctrine of the Trinity have to be dropped as false, the major part of religious literature could well remain virtually unchanged.”… Continue Reading Trinity: MIA

Inseparable

Christ in Paul’s Eyes Inseparable Thursday, February 28, 2019 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the… Continue Reading Inseparable

Centering Prayer

Contemplation: Week 1 Centering Prayer Wednesday, December 12, 2018 My good friend Thomas Keating (1923–2018), who recently passed away, dedicated the last several decades of his life to inter-spiritual dialogue and to teaching Centering Prayer, which he developed with William Meninger and Basil Pennington. Keating explained this contemplative practice in this way: Centering Prayer is… Continue Reading Centering Prayer

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