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Tag Archives: renewal

Holy Dissent

It is of vital importance for religious people to voice and to appreciate dissent. Continue Reading Holy Dissent

The Spirit Is a Life-Force

The Holy Spirit as breath is the force that gives life to all life in the cosmos. Continue Reading The Spirit Is a Life-Force

The Immensity Within

You must know that the Immensity of the Holy Spirit is already within you. Continue Reading The Immensity Within

The Invincibility of God’s Love

God is transfiguring the world right this very moment through us because God believes in us and because God loves us. Continue Reading The Invincibility of God’s Love

Change Is Never Comfortable

How can we envision a new world when we have never fallen away from the old? Continue Reading Change Is Never Comfortable

The Five M’s

The church is at its greatest vitality as the “Jesus Movement.” Continue Reading The Five M’s

Crisis Contemplation

Crisis Contemplation Crisis Contemplation Monday, July 26, 2021 CAC faculty member Barbara Holmes brilliantly teaches about contemplation but not in the way we typically think about it. She understands contemplation as the soul’s arising even in the midst of the most challenging crises humanity faces. Her new book Crisis Contemplation describes how this is the… Continue Reading Crisis Contemplation

This Is an Apocalypse

Apocalyptic Hope This Is an Apocalypse Monday, April 26, 2021 In April of last year, I was invited by the Call to Unite [1] to share my thoughts about what we might learn from the COVID-19 pandemic. I knew it might be a risk, but I felt a strong urge to speak about the much-misunderstood… Continue Reading This Is an Apocalypse

Merton’s Call for Racial Justice

Thomas Merton: Contemplation and Action Merton’s Call for Racial Justice Friday, November 27, 2020 In the midst of the intense struggle for civil rights, Thomas Merton insisted that Christians had a moral duty to address racism—on a personal and systemic level. His words were prophetic at the time and continue to be relevant to this… Continue Reading Merton’s Call for Racial Justice

The Kingdom’s “Common Sense”

Jesus and the Reign of God The Kingdom’s “Common Sense” Friday, November 20, 2020 My friend and colleague Brian McLaren has thought deeply and practically about what Jesus means when he speaks of the “Kingdom of God.” He views it as synonymous with the Gospel itself. Jesus proposed a radical alternative—a profoundly new framing story… Continue Reading The Kingdom’s “Common Sense”

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