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Jesus: Modeling an Evolving Faith: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Modeling an Evolving Faith Summary: Sunday, December 30, 2018-Friday, January 4, 2019 While there are unhelpful and even harmful parts of what has passed for Christianity that we need to move beyond, I believe there are many good, beautiful, and true gems well worth saving—and living. (Sunday) Jesus had the courage and clarity to… Continue Reading Jesus: Modeling an Evolving Faith: Weekly Summary

Contemplation: Week 2 Summary

Contemplation: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, December 16-Friday, December 21, 2018 The effectiveness of action depends on the source from which it springs. If it is coming out of the false self with its shadow side, it is severely limited. If it is coming out of a person who is immersed in God, it is extremely… Continue Reading Contemplation: Week 2 Summary

A Prayer for Living and Dying

Contemplation: Week 1 A Prayer for Living and Dying Thursday, December 13, 2018 A friend and former CAC Board Member, Susan Rush, has served many years on hospice and palliative care teams. She has also worked closely with Contemplative Outreach, an organization founded by Thomas Keating and others to renew the Christian contemplative tradition by… Continue Reading A Prayer for Living and Dying

Relationship

Contemplation: Week 1 Relationship Tuesday, December 11, 2018 The contemplative potential . . . is the capacity to gradually unfold into intimacy with God. God is relationship: a relationship that has no end and unlimited possibilities. —Thomas Keating [1] Christian contemplation is never simply meditation on something but is necessarily the deepening of relationship with… Continue Reading Relationship

The Universal Christ: Weekly Summary

The Universal Christ Summary: Sunday, December 2-Friday, December 7, 2018 What if we’ve missed the point of who Christ is, what Christ is, and where Christ is? I believe that a Christian is simply one who has learned to see Christ everywhere. (Sunday) All matter reveals Spirit, and Spirit needs matter to “show itself”! “The… Continue Reading The Universal Christ: Weekly Summary

Life-Death-Life

Death and Resurrection: Week 2 Life-Death-Life Friday, November 23, 2018 The whole process of living, dying, and then living again starts with YHWH “breathing into clay,” which becomes “a living being” called Adam (“of the earth”; see Genesis 2:7). Breath and what appears to be mere dirt become human (the word “human” comes from the… Continue Reading Life-Death-Life

The Abyss of Grief

Death and Resurrection: Week 2 The Abyss of Grief Monday, November 19, 2018 My friend and brilliant translator of many mystics, Mirabai Starr, who lives nearby in Taos, New Mexico, has encountered numerous deaths and losses, each cultivating in her a deeper spiritual practice and longing for God. But the death of her fourteen-year-old daughter,… Continue Reading The Abyss of Grief

Dying by Brightness

Unknowing: Week 2 Dying by Brightness Sunday, October 7, 2018 I die by brightness and the Holy Spirit. —Thomas Merton (1915-1968) [1] For most of us, growth is a long process of being drawn “by brightness and the Holy Spirit,” as Merton says. I interpret this brightness as being overwhelmed and undone by Immense Mystery… Continue Reading Dying by Brightness

A Way of Life

Islam A Way of Life Sunday, September 23, 2018 Muslims do not worship Muhammad. He is a prophet . . . [and] because of his pure submission to God alone, [he] serves as the model of the perfect human being. His holiness lies not in his own being, but in his pointing away from himself… Continue Reading A Way of Life

Participation in the Incarnation

Eastern Christianity Participation in the Incarnation Friday, September 14, 2018 Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. —Isaiah 60:1 George Maloney (1924–2005), a Catholic priest in the Russian Byzantine Rite with a doctorate in Eastern Christian spirituality, and I used to be on the same speaking… Continue Reading Participation in the Incarnation

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