Tag Archives: Risen Christ

True Self/False Self: Week 2 Summary

True Self/False Self: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, August 7-Friday, August 12, 2016 Contemplation helps us to rest in God’s love; as we gradually take on the likeness of love, we will see love over there too. What you see is what you are. (Sunday) Some form of suffering or death—psychological, spiritual, relational, or physical—is the… Continue Reading True Self/False Self: Week 2 Summary

Welcome, Sister Death

True Self/False Self: Week 2 Welcome, Sister Death Monday, August 8, 2016 Some form of suffering or death—psychological, spiritual, relational, or physical—is the only way we will loosen our ties to our small and separate false self. Only then does the larger Self appear, which we would call the Risen Christ, the soul, or perhaps… Continue Reading Welcome, Sister Death

Life Is Hard

Initiation Life Is Hard Monday, May 23, 2016 In my cross-cultural research on initiation rites, I have observed five consistent lessons communicated to the initiate. These lessons are meant to separate initiates from their thoughts about themselves and reattach them to who they really are. These messages are essential for a man to know experientially… Continue Reading Life Is Hard

Both: Praying and Doing

Action and Contemplation: Week 2 Both: Praying and Doing Friday, May 20, 2016 I think one major reason why only a minority of people work for peace and justice is that most of us have tragically ingested the postmodern Apocalypse Now, Armageddon, “Late Great Planet Earth” view of history. This focus has taken away all… Continue Reading Both: Praying and Doing

Our Destination

Incarnation: Week 2 Our Destination Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Resurrection is simply incarnation come to its logical, certain, and full conclusion. It demonstrates, for those who are ready to see, that this world, this flesh, this physicality is part of the eternal truth and forever matters to God. The early church seemed to get this movement… Continue Reading Our Destination

The Dance of Breath and Soil

Incarnation: Week 2 The Dance of Breath and Soil Monday, January 18, 2016 The whole process of living, dying, and then living again starts with YHWH “breathing into clay,” which then becomes “a living being” (Genesis 2:7) called Adam (“of the earth”). A drama is forever set in motion between breath and what appears to be… Continue Reading The Dance of Breath and Soil

A Vital Spiritual Experience

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 1 A Vital Spiritual Experience Tuesday, November 17, 2015 The Twelve Step program helps people see that addiction is an illness which requires understanding and spiritual healing—much more than a moral failure which deserves condemnation. This is a gigantic breakthrough. Pope Francis gets this when he says that the church should be… Continue Reading A Vital Spiritual Experience

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